Jean Simmons is a British actress. She was born in London and began acting while still in her teens. Her first major film was Great Expectations, in which she played the young Estella. In 1948, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Ophelia in Hamlet, opposite Laurence Olivier.
In 1950, she married the British actor, Stewart Granger, with whom she appeared in several films, successfully making the transition to Hollywood. Among her best-known leading roles are Guys and Dolls (1955), Elmer Gantry (directed by her second husband, Richard Brooks) and Spartacus.
In 1989, she again starred in a miniseries version of Great Expectations, where she performed the role of Miss Havisham, Estella's adopted mother.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Jean Simmons Facts
|Birthday||January 31, 1929 (94)|
|Birthplace||Crouch Hill, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Awards||1956 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Guys and Dolls)|