Who is Leslie Caron? Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Nationality
Between 1951 and 2003, Leslie Caron was a Franco-American actress and dancer who appeared in 45 films. Thank Heaven, her autobiography was released in the United Kingdom and the United States in 2010, and in France in 2011.
On June 28, 2016, veteran documentarian Larry Weinstein’s Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Leslie Caron Family, Parents, Siblings, Education
Caron was born in the Seine town of Boulogne-sur-Seine to Margaret (née Petit), a Franco-American Broadway dancer, and Claude Caron, a French chemist, pharmacist, perfumer, and boutique owner. Leslie’s older brother Aimery Caron, like their father, became a chemist, but her mother prepared her for a performing career from childhood.
Professional Career of Leslie Caron
Caron’s career began as a ballerina. Gene Kelly discovered her in the Roland Petit company “Ballet des Champs Elysées [fr]” and cast her opposite him in the musical An American in Paris (1951), a role originally cast for a pregnant Cyd Charisse.
Lili (1953), in which she co-starred with Mel Ferrer, Daddy Long Legs (1955), in which she co-starred with Fred Astaire, and Gigi (1958), in which she co-starred with Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier.
Caron was one of many actresses considered for the lead role of Eglantine Price in Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks in 1970, but she lost the role to British actress Angela Lansbury.
Caron has since continued to act, most recently in the film Chocolat (2000). She played Nicole Sauguet in several episodes of the 1980s soap opera Falcon Crest. She is one of the few remaining actresses from the classic era of MGM musicals, alongside Rita Moreno, Margaret O’Brien, and June Lockhart.
Net Worth, Salary, House
Leslie Caron is worth $10 million. Besides, other information about her wealth including salary or assets are unknown.
Leslie Caron Awards and Nominations
Caron was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 for her performance in Lili. She won the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the British drama The L-Shaped Room (1962).
Leslie Caron Relationship, Married, Affair
Caron married American George Hormel II, the grandson of the Hormel meat-packing company’s founder, in September 1951. In 1954, they divorced.
Peter Hall, a British theatre director, was her second husband (1956).
Warren Beatty had an affair with Caron (1961). When she and Hall divorced in 1965, Beatty was named as a co-respondent, and the London court ordered her to pay the case’s costs.
Caron married Michael Laughlin, the producer of the film Two-Lane Blacktop, in 1969; the couple divorced in 1980. Glenn Wilhide, the producer, and screenwriter is her son-in-law.
From 1994 to 1995, Caron was romantically involved with Dutch television actor Robert Wolders.
With Peter Hall, they had two children: Christopher John Hall (TV producer) in 1957 and Jennifer Caron Hall (writer, painter, and actress) in 1958.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair Color
She enjoys keeping herself in shape. There is no other information on her height, weight, or other physical characteristics.
Rumors and Controversies
Leslie Caron has not been involved in any issues, and we have not heard any rumors about her up to this point.
Last Updated on August 9, 2023 by sab