Jacqueline Laurent

Jacqueline Laurent (6 August 1918 – 18 December 2009) was a French film actress. She starred with Jean Gabin in Marcel Carné's Le jour se lève (1939).[1]

Jacqueline Laurent
Jacqueline Laurent (Photoplay 1938).jpg
Laurent as she was pictured in Photoplay magazine's August 1938 issue.
Born(1918-08-06)6 August 1918
Died18 December 2009(2009-12-18) (aged 91)
Other namesJacqueline Suzanne Janin
Years active1935–1965 (film)

Early yearsEdit

Laurent was the daughter of Jacques Janin, a composer whose compositions included music for films.[2]


After seeing one of Laurent's French films, Louis B. Mayer suggested that she try acting in Hollywood. That suggestion led to her American film debut in Judge Hardy's Children (1938).[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Laurent was married when she was 16 and divorced soon after.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Conway, Kelley (2004). Chanteuse in the City: The Realist Singer in French Film. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520244078.
  2. ^ a b c Harrison, Paul (March 10, 1938). "Screen Chats". Shamokin News-Dispatch. Pennsylvania, Shamokin. p. 9. Retrieved October 28, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  

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