Jean Simmons – A Pictorial

 

My career has had a lot of ups and downs, but basically it has been wonderful.” ~ Jean Simmons

 

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons


 

“If I hadn’t gone to dancing school, I would have married and had children like my mum and had a normal life.” ~ Jean Simmons

 

Jean Simmons (1960)

Jean Simmons (1960)


 

“Every actress has to face the facts there are younger, more beautiful girls right behind you. Once you’ve gone beyond the vanity of the business, you’ll take on the tough roles.” ~ Jean Simmons

 

Jean Simmons in "Blue Lagoon" (1949)

Jean Simmons in “Blue Lagoon” (1949)


 

“I didn’t even know what an Oscar was at the time.” ~ Jean Simmons on her first Academy Award Nomination in 1949

 

Jean Simmons in "Black Narcissus" (1947)

Jean Simmons in “Black Narcissus” (1947)


 

“Making “Spartacus” was enough acting to last anybody a lifetime. You know, after we had been filming a year Kirk Douglas sent me a magnum of champagne with a little note saying, “I hope our second year will be as happy as our first.” ~ Jean Simmons on making “Spartacus” (1960)

 

Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, and Tony Curtis in "Spartacus" (1960)

Jean Simmons, Kirk Douglas, and Tony Curtis in “Spartacus” (1960)


 

“I remember a long, long day of filming and it took forever to get Kirk Douglas up on his cross. We played a terrible joke on him when, as he was safely installed, the assistant director called lunch and left him up there. He could have had the lot of us fired but he was very good about it. You have to have a sense of humor in this industry.” ~ Jean Simmons on “Spartacus” (1960)

 

Jean Simmons in "The Robe" (1953)

Jean Simmons in “The Robe” (1953)


 

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