She was born in Wiesbaden, Germany.
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1959 for her performance in Room at the Top.
First married to the filmmaker Yves Allégret, with whom she had a daughter Catherine Allégret, herself an actress. Her second marriage was to the Italian-born actor Yves Montand.
She died of pancreatic cancer in Auteuil-Anthouillet, France, and is buried in Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.
The late American singer, pianist and composer Nina Simone took her stage name from Signoret.
Simone Signoret Facts
|Birth Name||Simone Kaminker|
|Birthday||March 25, 1921|
|Date of death||September 30, 1985 (age 64)|
|Awards||1960 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Room at the Top)|