Isabel Jeans
Date of Birth
Sep 16, 1891
Birth Place:
London, England, UK

Biography

British actress Isabel Jeans was 18 when she made her London stage debut in 1909. Her first film was 1917's The Profligate. The graceful, sophisticated Jeans became a Broadway critics' darling in the 1920s and 1930s by virtue of her performances in such plays as The Road to Rome and The Man in Possession. In Hollywood from 1937, Jeans was all too infrequently seen in plum character roles. She is most fondly remembered for her portrayal of the aunt of courtesan-in-training Leslie Caron in Gigi (1958). Isabel Jeans, who at one time was married to actor Claude Rains, made her farewell stage appearance in 1971, at the age of 80. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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