Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

  • Born on
    • July 1st, 1931
Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French-American actress, dancer and writer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards. Caron started her career as a ballerina. She made her film debut in the musical An American in Paris (1951), followed by roles in The Man with a Cloak (1951), Glory Alley (1952) and The Story of Three Loves (1953), before receving critical acclaim for her role as an orphan in Lili (also 1953), which earned her the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and garnered nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. As a leading lady, Caron went on to star in films such as The Glass Slipper, Daddy Long Legs (both 1955), Gigi (1958), Fanny (1961), both of which earned her Golden Globe nominations, Guns of Darkness (1962), The L-Shaped Room (both 1962), Father Goose (1964) and A Very Special Favor (1965). For her role of a single pregnant woman in The L-Shaped Room, Caron, in addition to receiving a second Academy Award nomination, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and a second BAFTA Award. Caron's other roles include Is Paris Burning? (1966), That's Entertainment! (1974), The Man Who Loved Women, Valentino (both 1977), Damage (1992), Funny Bones (1995), Chocolat (2000) and Le Divorce (2003). In 2007, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance of a child molestation victim in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leslie Caron, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (32 Credits)

2010Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff as Fanny (archive footage)
2003The Divorce as Suzanne de Persand
2001Murder on the Orient Express as Miss Alvaeado
2000Chocolat as Mrs. Audel
2000The Last of the Blonde Bombshells as Madeleine
1996The Ring as Madame de Saint Marne
1995Funny Bones as Katie Parker
1995Let It Be Me as Marguerite
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1992Damage as Elizabeth Prideaux
1990Courage Mountain as Jane Hilary
1984Dangerous Moves as Henia Liebskind
1977Valentino as Alla Nazimova
1977The Man Who Loved Women as Véra
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1974QB VII as Angela Kelno
1971Chandler as Katherine Creighton
1966Promise Her Anything as Michele O'Brien
1966Is Paris Burning? as Françoise Labé
1964Father Goose as Catherine Freneau
1962The L-Shaped Room as Jane Fosset
1961Fanny as Fanny
1960The Battle of Austerlitz as Elisabeth Le Michaud d'Arçon, baronne de Vaudey
1958Gigi as Gilberte "Gigi"
1955The Glass Slipper as Ella
1955Daddy Long Legs as Julie Andre
1953Lili as Lili Daurier
1953The Story of Three Loves as Mademoiselle
1952Glory Alley as Angela Evans
1951An American in Paris as Lise Bouvier
1951The Man with a Cloak as Madeline Minot


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