French actress Jeanne Moreau, star of Jules And Jim, dies at 89

One of the symbols of France’s New Wave cinema, Moreau also worked with directors like Orson Wells and Michelangelo Antonioni.

The award-winning star, whose films include Francois Truffaut’s 1962 classic Jules And Jim, was found dead at her home in Paris on Monday.

Moreau rose to international fame during the 1960s, having worked with some of the most prominent avant-guarde directors of the time, including Orson Wells, Wim Wenders and Michelangelo Antonioni.

Her most famous role came in Jules And Jim, in which her iconic laugh and modern style became immortalised in film posters.

In it she plays Catherine, a woman in the middle of a love triangle. Despite her character’s name being absent from the film’s title, it was Moreau’s picture which was used to market the film.

Moreau starred in some of the most canonical works of classic cinema, like Antonioni’s The Night, Luis Bunuel’s Diary Of A Chambermaid and Elia Kazan’s The Last Tycoon.

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