Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret (March 25, 1921 – September 30, 1985) was a French cinema actress often hailed as one of France’s greatest film stars.

She became the first French person to win an Academy Award, for her role in Room at the Top (1959). In her lifetime she also received a César, three BAFTAs, an Emmy, Cannes Film Festival recognition, the Silver Bear for Best Actress awards and a Golden Globe nomination.