Simone Signoret as "Mathilde" in Jean-Pierre Melville's ARMY OF SHADOWS (1969) Born in Germany in the spring of 1921, Simone Signoret was a French actress often noted as one of the country's greatest film stars. As the first French actress to receive an Academy Award, she also was the recipient of a BAFTA, an Emmy, Golden Globe, Cannes Film Festival award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress. She appeared in many French films, including Thérése Raquin, Les Diaboliques and The Crucible during the 1950s, and began acting in American films, such as Room at the Top and Ship of Fools. Preferring to work in France and England, the actress continued to star in films there. She passed away in 1985.
Simone Signoret is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film