Jean Simmons young
January 31, 1929
U.S. - U.K.
5 ft 6 in | 167.5 cm
33-24-34 in | 84-61-86.5 cm
56 kg | 123 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
Jean Simmons was born in Lower Holloway, London, England, U.K., on January 31, 1929, was an British actress. Young Jean Simmons began her acting career at the age of fourteen.
She made her big screen debut in British comedy movie Give Us the Moon (1944) in role as Heidi. She got her first big break in British film Great Expectations (1946) in role as Estella.
Her breakthrough performance came as young queen of Egypt Cleopatra in drama biography comedy movie Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) opposite Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains.
She made her Hollywood debut in adventure comedy film Androcles and the Lion (1952) in role as Lavinia.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ophelia in British movie Hamlet (1948).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mary Wilson in drama movie The Happy Ending (1969).
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Sister Sarah Brown in musical film Guys and Dolls (1955).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Anne Leeds in comedy drama film This Could Be the Night (1957).
Spartacus (1960) epic historical drama with Kirk Douglas and directed by Stanley Kubrick
Angel Face (1953) drama crime opposite Robert Mitchum
The Robe (1953) Biblical epic drama with Richard Burton
Elmer Gantry (1960) drama opposite Burt Lancaster
The Grass Is Greener (1960) comedy with Cary Grant and Robert Mitchum
Black Narcissus (1947) melodrama in role as Kanchi
So Long at the Fair (1950) thriller opposite Dirk Bogarde
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) Western with Dean Martin
The Blue Lagoon (1949) romance adventure in lead role as Emmeline Foster
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Fee Cleary in miniseries The Thorn Birds (1983).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her guest appearance in CBS crime drama television series Murder, She Wrote (1989) in episode "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall".
She guest starred in role as Rear Admiral Norah Satie in science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991) in episode "The Drumhead".
She narrated the A&E documentary television series Mysteries of the Bible (1994-1998).
Dark Shadows (1991) NBC television series in role as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / Naomi Collins
Attended Aida Foster School of Dance.
She was the youngest of four children.
Was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 2003.
She became a U.S. citizen in 1956.
Simmons died on January 22, 2010, Santa Monica, California, United States, at the age of 81.
She was married to:
Richard Brooks (1960-1980) they had a daughter, Kate Brooksand
Stewart Granger (1950-1960) they had a daughter, Tracy Granger
She dated James Hanson and Laurence Harvey.
Every actress has to face the facts there are younger, more beautiful girls right behind you. Once you've gone beyond the vanity of the business, you'll take on the tough roles.
(on Spartacus) Making "Spartacus" was enough acting to last anybody a lifetime. You know, after we had been filming a year Kirk Douglas sent me a magnum of champagne with a little note saying, "I hope our second year will be as happy as our first."
(on Spartacus) I remember a long, long day of filming and it took forever to get Kirk Douglas up on his cross. We played a terrible joke on him when, as he was safely installed, the assistant director called lunch and left him up there. He could have had the lot of us fired but he was very good about it.
If I hadn't gone to dancing school, I would have married and had children like my mum and had a normal life.
My career has had a lot of ups and downs, but basically it has been wonderful.