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Jean Simmons
Jean Merilyn Simmons, Oscar-nominated English actress.


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She was born January 31, 1929 in Crouch End, North London. She made her film debut in 1944's Give Us the Moon after being discovered in a talent search by producer Val Guest. She went on to appear in major British productions such as Caesar and Cleopatra [1946], Great Expectations [1946] as Estella, Black Narcissus [1946] as a seductive native girl, Hamlet [1948] as Ophelia, The Blue Lagoon [1949], So Long at the Fair [1950], and others.

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Jean Simmons began her career as a child actress in Britain where she became a favorite among critics and audiences before moving to Hollywood in the early 1950s. Although the quality of her vehicles varied at times, Simmons earned a well-deserved reputation as a strikingly beautiful, but more importantly, reliable leading lady, playing opposite established stars like Brando, Newman, Peck and Douglas. If she had a fault, it was that she consistently turned in excellent performances, inadvertently encouraging the industry to take her exceptional talents for granted. As a result, few of her performances ever really stood out, and her stardom never reached the stature her talents warranted.

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So for a minute I thought this said Gene Simmons, god forbid. I like her much, much better, especially her eyebrows.

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^I like her better too!

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Ever since I first saw her, I couldn't get over how much she looked like Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh! I think she was in Guys and Dolls with Brando

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She does resemble Vivien Leigh. I actually thought it was Vivien in "Black Narcissus" who played the role of Kanchi, but it was Jean. Anyway, both actresses we're in the movie "Ceasar and Cleopatra" wherein Vivien starred in as Cleopatra and sadly Jean played a small role as Cleopatra's harpist. But that was the time where she was just starting her career.

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Her look in Black Narcissus was the most entrancing I've seen her












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great beauty and great screencaps, nel

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Oh, I love her! She is underrated, a great actress who was overshadowed by Liz and Audrey. Jean was gold in everything she was in. If you ever have the chance, you HAVE to see her in "Home Before Dark" . Jean plays a woman just released from a mental instituition. It is quite rare, but trust me, you will be amazed at her perfomance!

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I've just had a chance to watch Spartacus and i really like her in it.

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With her then husband, Stewart Granger

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nice pic, thanks script

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