Jean Dorothy Seberg was an American actress best known for her performance in films, such as ‘Breathless ‘Paint Your Wagon’, and ‘Gang War in Naples.’ Jean Seberg married Francois Moreuil, French lawyer, in September 1958. They divorced in 1960. She next got married to Romain Gary, a French diplomat, novelist, and filmmaker.
They had one son, Alexandre Diego Gary. They too divorced after two years. She was later romantically involved with Carlos Ornelas Navarra, a student revolutionary. She gave birth to his daughter on 23rd August 1970. However, the baby died after two days.
However, the couple separated later, became involved with a man named Ahmed Hasni. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, US, she began her film career when she was nineteen. The film was an adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s play of the same name, based on the life of the famous French warrior Joan of Arc.
Seberg portrayed the title role of Joan. The film received a lot of criticism due to historical inaccuracies. Over the next few years, she appeared in films such as ‘Breathless’ and ‘In the French Style’. She played the lead role in the movie ‘Moment to Moment’, where she portrayed an adulterous married woman.
She also played a role in the Oscar-winning ‘Airport’. Her flourishing career was cut short by her untimely death—she passed away in 1979, at the age of 40. Her death ruled as a probable suicide. At the time of her death, she was working on the film known as Operation Leopard.
She next appeared in the 1970 Oscar-winning film Airport in a supporting role, the film directed by George Seaton. It was a commercial success and also won several significant awards one Academy Award and one Golden Globe Award.
The story focused on an airport manager who was trying to keep his airport open during a snowstorm. While in the meantime a suicide bomber was planning to bomb an airliner during its flight.