Marlène Jobert

Marlène Jobert (born 4 November 1940[1]) is a French actress and author.

Marlène Jobert
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Marlène Jobert in 2012
Born (1940-11-04) 4 November 1940 (age 80)
Years active1966–1998
Spouse(s)Walter Green
Children2, including Eva Green
RelativesElsa Lunghini (niece)
Joséphine Jobert (niece)

Life and careerEdit

Jobert was born in Algiers, Algeria, to a Sephardic Jewish and Pied-Noir family,[2][3][4][5] the daughter of Eliane Azulay and Charles Jobert, who served in the French Air Force. She came to Metropolitan France when aged eight.

Jobert debuted as an actress on stage and television. In 1968, she achieved stardom by playing starring roles in the successful comedies Faut pas prendre les enfants du bon Dieu pour des canards sauvages and L'Astragale. She co-starred with Charles Bronson in Rider on the Rain and with Jean-Paul Belmondo in The Married Couple of the Year Two. During the 1970s, Jobert was one of France's popular movie actresses. But during the next decade, she gradually withdrew from film work and concentrated on a new career in children's literature. She is the author and/or narrator of (mainly children's) audio books. She also has written a series of books which cautiously lead on to the appreciation of classical music, e.g. of Mozart, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky.

Jobert and spouse, Swedish dental surgeon Dr Walter Green,[6] have twin daughters: Eva Green, who is also an actress, and Joy Green, who is a horse breeder in Italy. Her niece Joséphine Jobert is an actress known for the television show Death in Paradise.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Agoudetsé, Bénédicte. "Marlène Jobert, conteuse enchanteresse : «J'ai besoin de calme et de paix»". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  2. ^ Jeffries, Stuart (3 May 2016). "Eva Green: 'I don't want to be put in a box marked Weird Witch'". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ Telle mère, quelle fille Archived 19 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Novembre 2010, Par Sophie Carquain, Madame, Le Figaro
  4. ^ Elizabeth Day, "Eva Green interview: Playing evil", The Guardian, 4 June 2011
  5. ^ Berg, Roger; Chalom Chemouny; Franklin Didi (1971). Guide juif de France. Éditions Migdal. p. 402.
  6. ^ Choteau, Martin (5 February 2017). "Qui est le mari de Marlène Jobert, Walter Green?". (in French). Retrieved 29 September 2020.

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