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Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Leslie Caron is an actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her into the movies for the film An American in Paris (1951). Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958). Most recently Caron has appeared in British TV series The Durrells (2016). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Gigi Gigi
(1958)
Lili Lili Daurier
(1953)
Chocolat Madame Audel
(2000)
The L-Shaped Room Jane Fosset
(1962)

Filmography

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 2016-2018 The Durrells (TV Series)
Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #3.7 (2018) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #2.5 (2017) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Countess Mavrodaki
 2017 The Perfect Age (Short)
Marguerite
 2013 Jo (TV Mini-Series)
Josette Lenoir
- Le Marais (2013) ... Josette Lenoir
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lorraine Delmas
- Recall (2006) ... Lorraine Delmas
 2003 Le divorce
Suzanne de Persand
 2001 Murder on the Orient Express (TV Movie)
Sra. Alvarado
 2000 Chocolat
Madame Audel
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie)
Madeleine
 1999 The Reef (TV Movie)
Regine De Chantelle
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Czarina Aleksandra Romanov
- Stalemate (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
- Hatred and Hunger (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (voice)
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Madame de Saint Marne
 1995 Let It Be Me
Marguerite
 1995 Funny Bones
Katie Parker
 1994 Normandy: The Great Crusade (TV Movie)
Mary-Louise Osmont (voice)
 1993 The Genius
 1992 Damage
Elizabeth Prideaux
 1990 Guns
Waitress
 1990 Guerriers et captives
Madame Yvonne
 1990 Courage Mountain
Jane Hillary
 1989 The Man Who Lived at the Ritz (TV Movie)
Coco Chanel
 1988 Il treno di Lenin (TV Movie)
Nadia
 1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Nicole Sauguet
- Redemption (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
- Obsession, Possession (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
- Opening Moves (1987) ... Nicole Sauguet
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Duvall
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... Mrs. Duvall
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... Mrs. Duvall
 1985 Le génie du faux (TV Movie)
 1984 La diagonale du fou
Henia Liebskind
 1984 Master of the Game (TV Mini-Series)
Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Solange Dunas
 1983 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Alice
- Le château faible (1983) ... Alice
 1982 Imperativ
Mother
 1982 Die Unerreichbare (TV Movie)
Klaudia
 1982 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Nathalie Vareille
- Run, Rabbit, Run (1982) ... Nathalie Vareille
 1981 Mon meilleur Noël (TV Series)
La Nuit
- L'oiseau bleu (1981) ... La Nuit
 1981 Chanel Solitaire (uncredited)
 1980 Kontrakt (TV Movie)
Penelope
 1980 Tous vedettes!
Lucille Berger
 1979 Goldengirl
Dr. Sammy Lee
 1978 Docteur Erika Werner (TV Series)
Erika Werner
 1977 Valentino
Alla Nazimova
 1976 Nicole
Nicole
 1976 Sérail
Céleste
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Angela Kelno
- Part Three (1974) ... Angela Kelno
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Angela Kelno
 1973 Carola (TV Movie)
Carola Janssen
 1972 Purple Night
 1971 Chandler
Katherine Creighton
 1970 Madron
Sister Mary
 1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Ella
 1967 Il padre di famiglia
Paola, Marco's wife
 1966 Brandt Parijs?
Françoise Labé
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series)
Any
- Les deux Pigeons (1966) ... Any
 1966 Promise Her Anything
Michele O'Brien
 1965 A Very Special Favor
Dr. Lauren Boullard
 1964 Father Goose
Catherine
 1962 Les quatre vérités
Annie (segment "Les deux pigeons")
 1962 The L-Shaped Room
Jane Fosset
 1962 Guns of Darkness
Claire Jordan
 1961 Fanny
Fanny
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Ondine
- Ondine (1961) ... Ondine
 1960 The Subterraneans
Mardou Fox
 1960 Austerlitz
Mlle de Vaudey
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
Ann Garantier
 1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Thérèse Tarde
- The Wild Bird (1959) ... Thérèse Tarde
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma
Mrs. Dubedat
 1958 Gigi
Gigi
 1956 Gaby
Gaby
 1955 Vadertje Langbeen
Julie Andre
 1955 The Glass Slipper
Ella
 1953 Lili
Lili Daurier
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Mademoiselle (segment "Mademoiselle")
 1952 Glory Alley
Angela
 1951 De man met de mantel
Madeline Minot
 1951 An American in Paris
Lise Bouvier
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Other Works:

She acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Ondine," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Derek Godfrey, Richard Johnson, Diana Rigg, and Eric Porter in the cast. Peter Hall was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Even now, I feel furious with myself because whenever there's a camera pointed towards me, my MGM training makes me smile. I don't like it. You can see it on all the people who came from that era because there was no question of them not smiling for the camera. Even Katharine Hepburn -- and God knows she was a dramatic actress -- if the camera is on her, she smiles. See more »

Trivia:

She appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: An American in Paris (1951) and Gigi (1958) and the Best Picture nominees Fanny (1961) and Chocolat (2000). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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