British Elegance: A Tribute to Jean Simmons

The Wonderful World of Cinema


I don’t know if you ever saw a photo and then just became curious to know more about the person on it. It was someone you had never heard of before, but, now that you do, you have developed a devoted admiration for her.

This is what happened to me and Jean Simmons. I saw two photos of her in my famous book Les Stars de Cinéma (I must have mentioned this book a dozen times on my blog) and was magnetized by her almost statuesque beauty. On these photos, she looked like a very serious lady, coming right out of a film noir. Because of that, I assumed she had a low sensual voice, a bit like Lauren Bacall for example. Well, that wasn’t exactly the case. Today, Jean Simmons is my third most favourite actress, which classifies her between Joan Fontaine and Margaret Lockwood.

The two photos from…

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