Jeanne Moreau (zhän môrō´), 1928–, French movie actress, b. Paris. She studied at the Comédie Française. She is known for her sophisticated portrayals of amoral heroines. In Jules and Jim (1961), she etched a highly ambiguous portrait of a delightful woman capable of destroying the men who love her. Her films include The Lovers (1959), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1960), La Notte (1961), Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), Going Places (1974), The Trout (1982), La Femme Nikita (1990), and The Summer House (1993). In 1976, she directed her first feature, Lumière.