Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jean Seberg: From St. Joan to Cigs

The other day we casually mentioned Jean Seberg as the star of Breathless, by Godard. We didn't mean to be flip about Ms. Seberg. She wasn't a bad actress, but happiness ultimately eluded her, and after a brief life of convoluted confusion, she took her own life.

It all started with her portrayal of Preminger's St. Joan:

Meanwhile, any self-respecting actress back in the day smoked like a chimney:

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