Jeanne Aubert Poster

Biography

Jeanne Aubert was the daughter of a French Aristocrat and a Flower-girl. At the age of 5, she had already worked as an extra in 'Le Chatelet'. As a teenager, she studied voice and music. In 1924 she played in "Mistinguett" at the Casino de Paris. In 1925, the song "Si tu vois ma tante" made her une grande Chanteuse in Paris. Under the name of Jane Aubert, she appeared in 1927 on "Paris aux Etoiles", the Moulin Rouge's magazine. In 1929, she made her first silent movie, La Possession (1929), with Francesca Bertini. Nelson Morris from Chicago, USA, went to see her 52 times and eventually brought her to the USA and married her. But the marriage failed and they were divorced because he forbade her to go on stage. After that she began a new career in the USA and did a lot of musical comedies in Broadway: "Princess Charming", "America's Sweetheart", "The Laugh Parade", "Ballyoo" with Bob Hope, "Melody" with Gypsy Rose Lee.

She made also two movies in Long Island: "The Mysterious Kiss" and "The Dream Of The Ocean". In 1935, she made her Parisian comeback. With "C'est une petite étoile", "Solitude" and "Je t'aime c'est tout" she had a big success. At the ABC Theater, she appeared with Fréhel in 1937. One of her biggest musicals was in London, "Anything Goes", with music by Cole Porter. She also appeared in Belgium, Italy, Egypt and Switzerland (Geneva).

Between 1935 and 1966, she made more than a dozen excellent films. During WWII, she appeared 630 times in "La Veuve joyeuse" at the Mogador Theater and also in two others theaters. After 1945, she played at ABC in "Tout pour elle", "Le prince endormi" with Pierre Blanchard, "Court circuit", Adorable Julia" with Madeleine Robinson, "Saison d'amour", "Les hommes préfèrent les blondes" ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") and "Après la chute" by Arthur Miller with Annie Girardot. Finally, she left the stage and made appearances on TV: "Sénéchal le magnifique", "Les Croulants se portent bien", "Les Saintes Chéries", "Madame vous etes libre..." and "La Femme de Jean" by Yannick Bellon. Madame Aubert never lost her elegance, charisma and Shine.