Longtime lover of Jean-Paul Sartre.

Faked documents claiming to have had an abortion to make a statement.

Shares her gravesite with philosopher and lover Jean-Paul Sartre, who died six years before she did; interred at Cimetiere de Montparnasse in Paris, France.

Regarded as the mother of post-1968 feminism. Her philosophical work reflected the existentialism of Sartre.

Her long affair with novelist Nelson Algren was dramatized in John Susman play "Nelson & Simone" that premiered in Fall, 2000, at the Live Bait Theatre with Rebecca Covey as de Beauvoir and Gary Houston as Algren.

Though interred with Sartre, she was buried wearing the ring Nelson Algren gave her.

She and Sartre went to movies often. They particularly enjoyed movies with "that big American," as she wrote in one of her many memoirs. She was referring to John Wayne.

Portrayed four times by Jordan Mohr--in the plays "Two Simones: de Beauvoir and Signoret in Hollywood" and "De Beauvoir 1964," and in two films, Hollywood Mouth and Hollywood Mouth 2.

Mentioned in the song "Rattlesnakes" by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions.