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Jean Seberg is a Actor American born on 13 november 1938 at Marshalltown (USA)

Jean Seberg

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Birth name Jean Dorothy Seberg
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1938 at Marshalltown (USA)
Death 30 august 1979 (at 40 years) at Paris (France)

Jean Dorothy Seberg (November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress. She starred in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, "Bonjour Tristesse", Breathless, Lilith, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples.

Seberg is also one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project. Her victimization was rendered as a well-documented retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

Jean Seberg died at the age of 40 of a barbiturate overdose in Paris. Her death was ruled a suicide.


On September 5, 1958, Seberg married François Moreuil, a French lawyer, age 23, in Marshalltown after having met in France 15 months earlier. They divorced in 1960. Moreuil had ambitions in movies and directed his estranged wife in "La récréation". According to Seberg, the marriage was a "violent" one; and she complained that she "got married for all the wrong reasons." On living in France for a period of time, Seberg said in an interview:

I'm enjoying it to the fullest extent. I've been tremendously lucky to have gone through this experience at an age where I can still learn. That doesn't mean that I will stay here. I'm in Paris because my work has been here. I'm not an expatriate. I will go where the work is. The French life has its drawbacks. One of them is the formality. The system seems to be based on saving the maximum of yourself for those nearest you. Perhaps that is better than the other extreme in Hollywood, where people give so much of themselves in public life that they have nothing left over for their families. Still, it is hard for an American to get used to. Often I will get excited over a luncheon table only to have the hostess say discreetly that coffee will be served in the other room. [..] I miss that casualness and friendliness of Americans, the kind that makes people smile. I also miss blue jeans, milk shakes, thick steaks and supermarkets.
However, despite extended stays in the United States, Seberg remained Paris-based for the rest of her life. In 1963, she married French aviator, resistant, novelist and diplomat Romain Gary, who was 24 years her senior and was previously married. Gary's divorce from his first wife took place on September 5, 1962, shortly before their wedding October the 6th. The marriage in Corsica was secret and used accommodations with the law. Their only child together, Alexandre Diego Gary, was born in Barcelona on July 24, 1962; for this, Diego's birth and first years of life were hidden from even Gary's closest friends and relatives. Thanks to his contacts in the diplomat services, Gary "established" Diego's birth at the French village of Charquemont on October 26, 1963, after his parents' marriage. During her marriage to Gary, Seberg lived in Paris, Greece, Southern France and Majorca. Diego married and as of 2009 resides in Spain where he runs a bookstore and oversees his father's literary and real estate holdings.

Seberg's second child, Nina Hart Gary (born August 23, 1970 - died August 25, 1970, buried at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown, Iowa) was acknowledged by Gary as his own, but the child was actually the product of an affair with a student revolutionary named Carlos Ornelas Navarro.

In 1972, she was married for the third time, to aspiring film director Dennis Berry.

In 1979, while separated from her legally-wed husband, Seberg went through "a form of marriage" to an Algerian named Ahmed Hasni. Hasni persuaded her to sell her second apartment on the Rue du Bac, and he kept the proceeds (reportedly 11 million francs in cash), announcing that he would use the money to open a Barcelona restaurant. The couple departed for Spain but she was soon back in Paris alone, and went into hiding from Hasni, who she said had grievously abused her.

Best films

Airport (1970)
Breathless (1960)
Line of Demarcation (1966)
Backfire (1964)
The Assassination (1972)

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Filmography of Jean Seberg (37 films)

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Until the End of the World, 2h38
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Sam Neill, Tom Waits, Max von Sydow, Chick Ortega
Rating67% 3.3993953.3993953.3993953.3993953.399395
The film takes place in late 1999. India has an out-of-control nuclear satellite in orbit that is about to re-enter the atmosphere at any time, contaminating large areas of the Earth. This has caused a massive panic, with everyone trying to flee the likely impact sites. Caught in a traffic jam, impatient and disconnected Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) escapes the highway congestion by taking a side road. Her dashboard computer system announces she has left the map zone database and is on her own. She then has a couple of odd encounters, first with a pair of bank robbers (which leaves her with a large amount of cash), then with a hitchhiker being pursued by an armed party. Claire discovers, after falling in love with the enigmatic fugitive, that he is the son of a scientist (played by Max von Sydow), and has absconded with the prototype of a secret research project. Multiple government agencies and freelance bounty hunters are chasing him to recover the device.
Operation Leopard, 1h36
Directed by Raoul Coutard
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, French war films, Political films
Actors Bruno Cremer, Mimsy Farmer, Jacques Perrin, Giuliano Gemma, Laurent Malet, Pierre Vaneck
Rating57% 2.8663152.8663152.8663152.8663152.866315
The film is based on true events: In 1978 approximately 3000 heavily armed fighters from Katanga crossed the border to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and marched into Kolwezi, a mining centre for copper and cobalt. They took 3000 civilians as hostages. Within a few days between 90 and 280 hostages were killed. The rebels appeared to be unpredictable and are reported to have threatened to annihilate all civilians. The Congo's head of state Mobutu urged Belgium, France and the USA to help. France sent the Foreign Legion's 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment who were flown from Corsica to Kolwezi. Following their arrival they secured the perimeter in cooperation with Belgian soldiers from Zaire and then started to evacuate the civilists. Within two days more than 2000 Europeans and about 3000 African citizens were saved. The film strives to depict these events in a dramatised form, concentrating on the Europeans' plight.
Le Bleu des Origines, 45minutes
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Zouzou, Philippe Garrel, Jean Seberg, Nico
Rating68% 3.406843.406843.406843.406843.40684
Au sommet d'un immeuble de style néo-classique, un homme regarde le ciel, une femme lit, les cheveux au vent.
The High Solitudes, 1h20
Directed by Philippe Garrel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors Jean Seberg, Nico, Tina Aumont, Laurent Terzieff
Roles Herself
Rating69% 3.483943.483943.483943.483943.48394
Le film est un portrait muet et en noir et blanc de l'actrice Jean Seberg.
The Corruption of Chris Miller, 1h47
Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Jean Seberg, Marisol, Barry Stokes, Perla Cristal, Gerard Tichy, Juan Antonio Bardem
Roles Ruth Miller
Rating63% 3.195253.195253.195253.195253.19525
Dans sa propriété, dans le Pays Basque, Ruth Miller y passe l'été avec sa belle-fille Chris, qui souffre de troubles psychiatriques depuis qu'un haltérophile l'a violé dans les douches d'un gymnase, après avoir éteint la lumière. Depuis, Chris est devenue fragile, prise de peur panique dès que la pluie se met à tomber et ne supporte pas l'obscurité. Névrosée depuis le départ de son mari, un artiste itinérant, Ruth a du mal à la calmer et la protéger. La nuit tombée, les deux femmes prennent bien soin de cloîtrer portes et fenêtres de la propriété. Mais elles espèrent ensemble le retour de l'homme de la maison, sans doute parti définitivement. Pourtant, Ruth semble avoir des sentiments incestueux envers Chris qui, pour fuir ses gestes trop affectueux, se réfugie chez un jeune châtelain désargenté, Louis, amateur de chevaux.
The Assassination, 2h
Directed by Yves Boisset
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gian Maria Volonté, Michel Piccoli, Jean Seberg, Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet
Roles Edith Lemoine - une infirmière gauchiste
Rating69% 3.4835553.4835553.4835553.4835553.483555
Sadiel, dirigeant progressiste et membre de l'opposition dans un pays méditerranéen, est exilé en Suisse pour échapper au régime autoritaire de son pays. Une machination est montée pour le faire venir à Paris, afin de l'interroger et de l'éliminer. L'affaire est orchestrée par un membre important de la classe politique française. Les Services secrets coopèrent avec Kassar, Ministre de l'Intérieur du pays en question. Malgré la résistance tardive d'un des membres du complot et les efforts d'un policier intègre, l'affaire ira jusqu'à son terme.
Kill! (1971)
, 1h30
Directed by Romain Gary
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors James Mason, Stephen Boyd, Curd Jürgens, Jean Seberg, Daniel Emilfork, Henri Garcin
Roles Emily Hamilton
Rating56% 2.820522.820522.820522.820522.82052
Menacée de mort, perdue à des kilomètres de toute civilisation, Emily (Jean Seberg), la jeune épouse d’un haut fonctionnaire d’Interpol, ne doit son salut qu’à l’intervention de Killian (Stephen Boyd), un homme prêt à tout pour réduire à néant un gang de trafiquants de drogue. Une véritable guerre dans laquelle il implique Emily, propulsée malgré elle dans un monde de violence et de corruption, où elle découvre que son mari n’est pas vraiment le flic incorruptible qu’il paraissait être...
Airport (1970)
, 2h17
Directed by Henry Hathaway, George Seaton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Jean Seberg, Jacqueline Bisset, George Kennedy, Helen Hayes
Roles Tanya Livingston
Rating65% 3.298653.298653.298653.298653.29865
Chicago is paralyzed by a snowstorm affecting Lincoln International Airport. A Trans Global Airlines (TGA) Boeing 707 flight crew misjudge their turn off of Runway 29 on to the taxiway, becoming stuck in the snow and closing Runway 29, forcing airport manager Mel Bakersfield (Burt Lancaster) to work overtime. This causes tension with his wife, Cindy (Dana Wynter). Divorce is looming as he nurtures a closer relationship with a co-worker, TGA customer relations agent Tanya Livingston (Jean Seberg). Bakersfield's brother-in-law, Vernon Demarest (Dean Martin), is a TGA captain scheduled to be the checkride captain for TGA to evaluate Captain Anson Harris (Barry Nelson) during TGA's Flight 2 to Rome. Flight 2 is aboard TGA's flagship service craft, a Boeing 707 known as The Golden Argosy. Although Demarest is married to Bakersfield's sister, Sarah (Barbara Hale), he is secretly having an affair with Gwen Meighen (Jacqueline Bisset), chief stewardess on Flight 2, who informs him before the flight that she is pregnant with his child.
Dead of Summer, 1h45
Directed by Nelo Risi
Genres Drama
Actors Jean Seberg, Luigi Pistilli, Paolo Modugno, Renzo Palmer
Roles Joyce Grasse
Rating68% 3.4058153.4058153.4058153.4058153.405815
Macho Callahan, 1h39
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Origin Mexique
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors David Janssen, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb, James Booth, Pedro Armendáriz (fils), David Carradine
Roles Alexandra Mountford
Rating52% 2.6238552.6238552.6238552.6238552.623855
Placed behind bars during the war, Diego Callahan, also known as "Macho," travels to Texas looking for the man responsible for his imprisonment.