Muses

Michèle Morgan (1920 - 2016)

After studying with René Simon, Simone Roussel is noticed by Marc Allegret, in 1937, who offers her a major role in Gribouille and leads her to become one of the most notable actresses of the times. The young French actress changes her name into Michèle to please a boy who wanted to fall in love with a Michèle and adds Morgan as a surname, inspired by the Morgan Stanley bank in front of which she dreams when expecting an American career. When World War II begins, she does move to Hollywood where she stars in several films but does not meet with huge success. Following the war, she returns to France where she continues acting before retiring in the 1970s. Despite her skills and charisma, her enigmatic and beautiful eyes are Michèle Morgan's key feature, still belonging to cinema's mythology, today. A mythology fuelled by Jean Gabin's line in Quai des Brumes, who says, before kissing his beautiful partner: 'You've got beautiful eyes, you know.'

Tags / Michele Morgan - French Actress - 1940s - Muses - The One
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1930s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1930s
Michèle Morgan in Les orgueilleux directed by Yves Allegret, 1953
Michèle Morgan in Les orgueilleux directed by Yves Allegret, 1953
Michèle Morgan in La Loi du nord directed by Jacques Feyder, 1939
Michèle Morgan in La Loi du nord directed by Jacques Feyder, 1939
Michèle Morgan in Obsession directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Michèle Morgan in Obsession directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Raf Vallone and Michèle Morgan in Obsession directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Raf Vallone and Michèle Morgan in Obsession directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Portrait of Michèle Morgan for La quai des brumes directed by Marcel Carné, 1938
Portrait of Michèle Morgan for La quai des brumes directed by Marcel Carné, 1938
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1960s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1960s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau for La symphonie pastorale directed by Jean Delannoy, 1946
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau for La symphonie pastorale directed by Jean Delannoy, 1946
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Gerard Philippe and Michèle Morgan in Les orgueilleux directed by Yves Allegret, 1953
Gerard Philippe and Michèle Morgan in Les orgueilleux directed by Yves Allegret, 1953
Michèle Morgan, 1951
Michèle Morgan, 1951
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Ernest Bachrach, 1940
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Ernest Bachrach, 1940
Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Daniel Gélin and Michèle Morgan in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Daniel Gélin and Michèle Morgan in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Michèle Morgan and Humphrey Bogart in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Michèle Morgan and Humphrey Bogart in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Michèle Morgan in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Michèle Morgan in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1952
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1952
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau, 1946
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau, 1946
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Ernest Bachrach, 1940
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Ernest Bachrach, 1940
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Gérard Philipe and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Les Sept péchés capitaux / L'Orgueil directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1952
Gérard Philipe and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Les Sept péchés capitaux / L'Orgueil directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1952
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau for Les scélérats directed by Robert Hossein, 1960
Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau for Les scélérats directed by Robert Hossein, 1960
Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau
Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1930s
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1930s
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for La belle que voilà directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois, 1950
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for La belle que voilà directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois, 1950
Michèle Morgan and Michel Simon in La quai des brumes directed by Marcel Carné, 1938
Michèle Morgan and Michel Simon in La quai des brumes directed by Marcel Carné, 1938
Portrait Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Portrait Michèle Morgan, 1940s
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1948
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1948
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Michèle Morgan in Remorques directed by Jean Gremillon, 1941. Photo by Emmanuel Lowental
Michèle Morgan in Remorques directed by Jean Gremillon, 1941. Photo by Emmanuel Lowental
Michèle Morgan in Remorques directed by Jean Gremillon, 1941
Michèle Morgan in Remorques directed by Jean Gremillon, 1941
Humphrey Bogart and Michèle Morgan in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Humphrey Bogart and Michèle Morgan in Passage to Marseille directed by Michael Curtiz, 1944
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Jean Delannoy and Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau, 1940
Jean Delannoy and Michèle Morgan by Roger Corbeau, 1940
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait of Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Portrait of Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Jean Gabin and Michèle Morgan by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin by René Giton on the set of Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin in Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin in Remorques directed by Jean Gremilon, 1939
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Jean Marais and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Aux yeux du souvenir directed by Jean Delannoy, 1948
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1959
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1959
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1946
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1946
Elisa Cegani and Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Elisa Cegani and Michèle Morgan in Fabiola directed by Alessandro Blasetti, 1949
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Michèle Morgan and Henri Vidal in L'étrange Mme X directed by Jean Gremillon, 1951
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1949
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1949
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Henri Vidal and Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Daniel Gélin and Michèle Morgan in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Daniel Gélin and Michèle Morgan in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Daniel Gélin, Michèle Morgan and Peter Van Eyck in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Daniel Gélin, Michèle Morgan and Peter Van Eyck in Retour de manivelle directed by Denys de La Patellière, 1957
Gérard Philipe and Michèle Morgan in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Gérard Philipe and Michèle Morgan in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Portrait of Michèle Morgan for Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Portrait of Michèle Morgan for Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Brigitte Bardot and Michèle Morgan on the set of Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Brigitte Bardot and Michèle Morgan on the set of Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Michèle Morgan and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Michèle Morgan and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Raimu and Michèle Morgan in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Raimu and Michèle Morgan in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Michèle Morgan and Gilbert Gil in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Michèle Morgan and Gilbert Gil in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Michèle Morgan in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Michèle Morgan in Gribouille directed by Marc Allégret, 1937
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait of Michèle Morgan by Studio Harcourt, 1950
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1959
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1959
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Destinées/ Jeanne directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin for Destinées/ Jeanne directed by Jean Delannoy, 1954
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Portrait Michèle Morgan by Sam Lévin, 1950s
Michèle Morgan and Françoise Rosay in Maria Chapdelaine directed by Marc Allégret, 1950
Michèle Morgan and Françoise Rosay in Maria Chapdelaine directed by Marc Allégret, 1950
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