Simone Simon Overview:

Legendary actress, Simone Simon, was born Simone Thérèse Fernande Simone on Apr 23, 1910 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône. Simon died at the age of 94 on Feb 22, 2005 in Paris, France .


Pert, dark-haired French actress with childlike face (and voice to match). Producer Darryl F. Zanuck brought her to Hollywood in 1935, but only one or two films - Seventh Heaven, Cat People - capitalized on her special appeal, and her best work was done in her native France.

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Simon was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Simone Simon Quotes:

Irena Dubrovna: Oh, it's alright. It's just that cats don't seem to like me.

Irena Dubrovna: I like the dark. It's friendly.

[last lines]
Dr. Stephen Dominick: Isn't it strange how professors can be so pitifully stupid? It's taken me all these weeks to find out that the only answer to the you.
Marie Claudel: I could have told you that.
[they kiss]

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Simone Simon Facts
Her maid revealed that she rewarded men to whom she was attracted with a gold key to her boudoir.

Jean Renoir offered her the role of "Christine de la Chesnaye" in The Rules of the Game (1939), but she preferred to go back to Hollywood.

Had an affair with composer George Gershwin. It has been suggested by Gershwin scholars that "Love Walked In" was likely written with her in mind. Simone would state in a 1991 interview that "Above anything else in the relationship, Gershwin and I shared a common interest in music".

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