Jeanne Moreau

Moreau – “Gebo et l’ombre” Paris Premiere – Arrivals – La Cinematheque Francaise – Paris, France, 2012 – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Date of Birth: 23 January, 1928

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Death: 31 July, 2017

Place of Death: Paris, France

*father – French
*mother – English, some Irish

Jeanne Moreau was a French actress, singer, screenwriter, and director. She was one the biggest stars of French cinema.

Jeanne was the daughter of Kathleen Sarah (Buckley), a dancer, who worked at the Folies Bergère, and Anatole Désiré Moreau, a restaurateur. Her father was French. Her mother was English, from Oldham, Lancashire, and was of English and Irish descent. Jeanne had a son with her former husband, actor, film director, and scriptwriter Jean-Louis Richard.

Jeanne’s paternal grandmother was Pierre Moreau (the son of Marien Moreau and Petronille Martin). Pierre was born in Mazirat, Allier, Auvergne. Marien was the son of André Moreau and Françoise Bodeau. Petronille was the daughter of Antoine Martin and Marie Gaume.

Jeanne’s paternal grandmother was Catherine Bodeau. Catherine was born in Mazirat, Allier, Auvergne.

Jeanne’s maternal grandfather was Granville Buckley (the son of William Henry Buckley and Sarah Eastwood). Granville was born in Lancashire, England. William was the son of Samuel Buckley and Mary Wilde. Sarah was the daughter of James Eastwood and Ann Radcliffe.

Jeanne’s maternal grandmother was Eliza/Elizabeth Ann Clancy (the daughter of William Clancy and Ellen Jolley/Joly). Eliza was born in Lancashire, England. William was the son of Tobias Clancy and Ann Holland Croysdale. Ellen may have been from Mayo, Ireland.

Sources: Family history of Jeanne Moreau –

Genealogy of Jeanne Moreau –

Obituary of Jeanne Moreau –

Marriage record of Jeanne’s maternal grandparents, Granville Buckley and Eliza/Elizabeth Ann Clancy –

Marriage record of Jeanne’s maternal great-grandparents, William Henry Buckley and Sarah Eastwood –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Buckley and Clancy are Irish last names. I suppose her mother was mostly (or entirely) of Irish background.

    Also edit her father’s side. Thank you.

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