Leslie Caron

  • Birth Name: Leslie Claire Margaret Caron
  • Birth Place: Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began studying ballet at age 10.
  • Was spotted on stage by Gene Kelly, who recruited the teenager to costar with him in the Academy Award-winning picture An American in Paris (1951).
  • Danced with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev.
  • Eventually gave up dancing because of a hip operation.
  • Owns a bed and breakfast, Auberge La Lucarne aux Chouettes (The Owl's Nest Inn), in the Burgundy region of France.
  • Published her autobiography Thank Heaven: A Memoir in November 2009. The title is a reference to the opening song from her hit musical Gigi sung by Maurice Chevalier.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 8, 2009; it's placed between those of former costars Gene Kelly and Louis Jourdan (Gigi).

Awards

  • 1959, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1963, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1953, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1954, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Winner
  • 1963, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Winner
  • 1959, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jennifer Caron Hall — Daughter
  • Warren Beatty — Ex-significant Other
  • Christopher John Hall — Son
  • Geordie Hormel — Ex-husband
  • Claude Caron — Father
  • Paul Magwood — Ex-husband
  • Peter Hall — Ex-husband
  • Robert Wolders — Ex-significant Other
  • Margaret Caron — Mother
  • Michael Laughlin — Ex-husband

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  • Birth Name: Leslie Claire Margaret Caron
  • Birth Place: Boulogne-sur-Seine, France
  • Profession: Actor