Jean Seberg  

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Jean Seberg (1938 - 1979) was an American actress who lived half of her life in France. Her performance in Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 film Breathless immortalized her as an icon of French New Wave cinema.

Seberg appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe, including Saint Joan, Bonjour Tristesse, Lilith, The Mouse That Roared, Breathless, Moment to Moment, A Fine Madness, Paint Your Wagon, Airport, Macho Callahan, and Gang War in Naples. Seberg was among the best-known targets of the FBI's COINTELPRO project. Her targeting was in retaliation for her support of the Black Panther Party, a smear directly ordered by J. Edgar Hoover.

Seberg died at the age of 40 in Paris, with police ruling her death a probable suicide. Romain Gary, Seberg's second husband, called a press conference shortly after her death at which he blamed the FBI's campaign against Seberg for her death. Gary mentioned the FBI-planted false rumors with American media outlets claiming that her 1970 pregnancy was a Black Panther's child, and said that the trauma had resulted in the child's miscarriage. Gary stated that Seberg had attempted suicide on numerous anniversaries of the child's death, August 25.


Year Title Role Language Notes
1957 Saint Joan St. Joan of Arc English
1958 Bonjour Tristesse Cecile English
1959 The Mouse That Roared Helen Kokintz English
1960 Breathless Patricia Franchini French
1960 Let No Man Write My Epitaph Barbara Holloway English
1961 Time Out for Love Ann French
1961 Love Play Kate Hoover French
1961 Five Day Lover Claire French
1962 Congo vivo Annette Italian
1963 In the French Style Christina James English
1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers Patricia Leacock French (segment "Le Grand Escroq")
(scenes deleted)
1964 Backfire Olga Celan French
1964 Lilith Lilith Arthur English
1965 Diamonds Are Brittle Bettina Ralton French
1966 Moment to Moment Kay Stanton English
1966 A Fine Madness Lydia West English
1966 Line of Demarcation Mary, comtesse de Damville French
1967 The Looters Colleen O'Hara French Alternate title: Revolt in the Caribbean
1967 The Road to Corinth Shanny French Alternate title: Who's Got the Black Box?
1968 Birds in Peru Adriana French
1968 The Girls English Documentary
1969 Pendulum Adele Matthews English
1969 Paint Your Wagon Elizabeth English
1970 Airport Tanya Livingston English
1970 Dead of Summer Joyce Grasse Italian
1970 Macho Callahan Alexandra Mountford English
1972 Kill! Kill! Kill! Kill! Emily Hamilton English
1972 This Kind of Love Giovanna Italian
1972 Gang War in Naples Luisa Italian
1972 Plot Edith Lemoine French Alternate title: The French Conspiracy
1973 The Corruption of Chris Miller Ruth Miller Spanish
1974 Les hautes solitudes Silent film without named characters
1974 Mousey Laura Anderson / Richardson English Television film
1974 Ballad for the Kid (Short film) La star French Director, writer, producer
1975 White Horses of Summer Lea Kingsburg Italian
1975 The Big Delirium Emily French
1976 Template:Interlanguage link multi Gina Ekdal German (Final film role)

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