One of the most well-known intentional actresses of her day, Jeanne Moreau, has passed away. She died at her home on Monday in Paris, France.
Moreau was 89 years old. The office of President Emmanuel Macron confirmed her death. At the time of her death, Moreau had acted in over 140 productions.
“We could say about Jeanne Moreau that a part of cinema legend is gone. But her whole work was precisely about never freezing her art into a mythology, and never locking herself into the respectable status of the ‘great actress.’ She had in her eye a sparkle that deflected deference and inspired insolence, freedom, the turbulence of life that she liked so much and that she will long make us like,” said the French President on Monday.
According to reports, Moreau was a staple at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the international film circuit. She won Best Actress at Cannes in the 1960s for her work on Moderato Cantabile. She also won an honorary Palme d’Or, Cannes’ highest honor, back in 2003. She was awarded an honorary Cesar award in 2008.
Moreau was married twice. She is survived by her son, Jerome Richard. Moreau is also remembered for an inspiring quote she gave about the way she wants to live her life.
“The cliché is that life is a mountain,” she said. “You go up, reach the top and then go down. To me, life is going up until you are burned by flames.”
Please join us in praying for the family of this iconic international star. May God’s healing peace be with them during this difficult time. Let us know on our Facebook page if you remember seeing her in movies! Also, to read about another shocking death that was just reported in America, check out our other article here.