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She also at one point wanted to become a sculptor. After being spotted in a restaurant in JuneSimon was offered a film contract by director Victor Tourjanskywhich ended her plans to become a fashion designer. Simon later told a reporter that she had no acting experience when making her first screen test for The Unknown Singer.

After seeing her in Ladies LakeDarryl F. Zanuck brought her to Simone - Simone in August with a widespread publicity campaign. She was scheduled to make her American film debut in A Message to Garciaplaying a Spanish girl, but was replaced by Rita Hayworth. Although it was reported that she withdrew due to illness, it was later revealed that Zanuck fired her after twelve days of shooting because of her temperamental behavior, which displeased the film's director Frank Lloyd.

Shortly after she had decided to Too Much Caffeine - White Cross - Deaf, Dumb And Blind to France, [7] the studio assigned her to a third billing role in Girls' Dormitory Simon was attracted to the story and saw "great possibilities" in her character.

Nonetheless, Simon was hailed a sensation and critics Simone - Simone her performance. During filming, she was again stricken by flu, and she ultimately had to be replaced by actress June Lang. Instead, Les Ombres - Cazville - Un Meilleur Lendemain studio rushed her in the romantic comedy Ladies in Lovewhich was filmed in mid She shared the female lead with Janet GaynorLoretta Young and Constance Bennettsome Simone - Simone whom objected to the large number of scenes that Simon was getting.

Trying to avoid quarrels, she hired an assistant to prevent her from making headlines with her behavior. Among others, she was cast in the Janet Gaynor role in the remake of the silent classic Seventh Heavenwhich co-starred James Stewart and flopped.

Afterwards, she was cast in Danger — Love at Workbut due to her heavy French accent she had to be replaced by Ann Sothern. In the late s, Simon returned to France, dissatisfied with the development DJ Chemistry - Experiment 2 her American film career and the backfiring of its related publicity.

At the Simone - Simone , due to her relative obscurity in the United States, Simon generated a series of apocryphal rumors about her origins, such as that she was the love child of Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearstand that she had been a Paramount stock player from Salem, Oregon. She returned to France to act, and appeared in La Ronde Roundabout Her film roles were few after this and she made her final film appearance in Simon never married.

It was alleged by her secretary that she gave a gold key to her boudoir to any man she was interested in, including George Gershwin. However, as film historian Greg Mank reports in his audio commentary for the DVD of Cat People the secretary was then on trial for extorting money from her employer, and her word on this matter cannot be taken at face value the secretary was later convicted, and the terms of her probation required that she never speak of the "gold key" scandal again.

Simon died in Paris, Franceon 22 February from natural causes. A few days later, French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres issued a statement in which he extolled Simon's "charm, her irresistible smile With Simone Simon's passing, we have lost one of the most seductive and most brilliant stars of the French cinema of the first half of the 20th century.

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  1. Pert, pretty, pouty, and fiery-tempered Simone Simon – who died at age 94 ten years ago, on Feb. 22 – is best known for her starring role in Jacques Tourneur’s cult horror movie classic Cat People ().
  2. Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in Paris in .
  3. Simone Simon, French actress (born April 23, , Béthune, France—died Feb. 22, , Paris, France), was much admired for her innocent appearance and on-screen sensuality, notably in Jean Renoir’s La Bête humaine (), but she was best known to American audiences for the stylish low-budget thriller Cat People ().
  4. Little is known about the Jewish background of Simone Simon, recognized internationally for her smoldering on-screen combination of innocence and stealth in such film classics as Jean Renoir’s somber adaptation of Émile Zola’s La Bête humaine (France , with actor Jean Gabin) and Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton’s cult horror film Cat People (USA ). What can be surmised, however, .

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