Muses

Juliette Gréco (1927)

Following World War II, Juliette Gréco discovers the intellectual and artistic exaltation of Paris' Left Bank and appears in a few stage productions and radio shows. Promptly becoming the muse of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, she belongs to the existentialist movement that discusses poetry, philosophy and listens to jazz in the area's caves. Juliette Gréco sings the texts of her intellectual entourage such as Boris Vian and Jean-Paul Sartre while she falls in love with Miles Davis – a relationship she has to renounce to because of America's segregation laws. At the very end of the 1950s, she engages a relationship with Darryl Zanuck who makes her star in some of the films he produces such as Le Soleil se Lève Aussi, in 1957 and Le Grand Risque, in 1961. In the 1960s, she is back in France where she appears in the television series Belphégor ou le Fantome du Louvre and continues to sing thoughtful tunes written by Serge Gainsbourg or Jacques Brel. The elegant and mysterious lady in black who cheekily sang a song urging to undress her remains an icon of France's popular mythology, a muse whose voice turned Jean-Paul Sartre's 'words into precious gems' and who incarnates Hedi Slimane's contemporary vision of the Saint Laurent subversive woman.

Tags / Juliette Gru00e9co - French Singer - Muses - It Women - 1950s - Art - Intellectual - Paris
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Studio Harcourt, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Studio Harcourt, 1950s
Juliette Greco at Saint- Germain des Prés, 1948
Juliette Greco at Saint- Germain des Prés, 1948
Juliette Greco in Elena et les hommes directed by Jean Renoir, 1956
Juliette Greco in Elena et les hommes directed by Jean Renoir, 1956
Juliette Greco performing at the Waldorf Astoria by Gjon Mili, 1957
Juliette Greco performing at the Waldorf Astoria by Gjon Mili, 1957
Juliette Greco at Martini Terrazza, Milano, 1960
Juliette Greco at Martini Terrazza, Milano, 1960
Juliette Greco in Belphegor directed by Claude Barma, 1965
Juliette Greco in Belphegor directed by Claude Barma, 1965
Jacques Dufilho, Juliette Greco and Serge Gainsbourg, 1959
Jacques Dufilho, Juliette Greco and Serge Gainsbourg, 1959
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Juliette Greco and Sophie Marceau, 2001
Juliette Greco and Sophie Marceau, 2001
Juliette Greco and Annabel by Georges Dudognon, 1949
Juliette Greco and Annabel by Georges Dudognon, 1949
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directes by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directes by Richard Fleischer, 1960
 Juliette Greco, Félix Marten, Dwan Addams and Darryl Zanuck, 1960
Juliette Greco, Félix Marten, Dwan Addams and Darryl Zanuck, 1960
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directes by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directes by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Jean-Marc Bory and Juliette Greco in Maléfices directed by Henri Decoin, 1962
Jean-Marc Bory and Juliette Greco in Maléfices directed by Henri Decoin, 1962
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Orson Welles and Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
 Trevor Howard and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Trevor Howard and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Jean-Marc Bory and Juliette Greco in Maléfices directed by Henri Decoin, 1962
Jean-Marc Bory and Juliette Greco in Maléfices directed by Henri Decoin, 1962
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Roger Parry, 1943
Portrait of Juliette Greco at Théatre de L'Odéon, 1953
Portrait of Juliette Greco at Théatre de L'Odéon, 1953
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Darryl Zanuck and Juliette Greco, 1960
Darryl Zanuck and Juliette Greco, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1963
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1963
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Boris Vian and Juliette Greco by Georges Dudognon, 1950
Boris Vian and Juliette Greco by Georges Dudognon, 1950
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Gjon Mili, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Gjon Mili, 1960s
Trevor Howard, Errol Flynn and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Trevor Howard, Errol Flynn and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Juliette Greco and Darryl Zanuck, 1960
Juliette Greco and Darryl Zanuck, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Darryl Zanuck, Françoise Sagan, Juliette Greco and Orson Welles, 1960
Darryl Zanuck, Françoise Sagan, Juliette Greco and Orson Welles, 1960
Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens and Juliette Greco at Olympia, 1957
Brigitte Bardot, Curt Jurgens and Juliette Greco at Olympia, 1957
Juliette Greco, 1965
Juliette Greco, 1965
Juliette Greco and Stephen Boyd in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Juliette Greco and Stephen Boyd in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Juliette Gréco and Philippe Lemaire, 1953
Juliette Gréco and Philippe Lemaire, 1953
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Stephen Boyd and Juliette Greco in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Stephen Boyd and Juliette Greco in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco by Elliott Erwitt, 1962
Juliette Greco by Elliott Erwitt, 1962
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Françoise Sagan and Juliette Greco, Saint Tropez, 1950
Françoise Sagan and Juliette Greco, Saint Tropez, 1950
Juliette Gréco and Philippe Lemaire, 1953
Juliette Gréco and Philippe Lemaire, 1953
Juliette Greco in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Juliette Greco in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Juliette Greco and Stephen Boyd in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Juliette Greco and Stephen Boyd in The Big Gamble directed by Richard Fleischer and Elmo Williams, 1961
Portrait of Juliette Grec, at Bobino, Paris, 1961
Portrait of Juliette Grec, at Bobino, Paris, 1961
Juliette Gréco and Miles Davis by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, 1949
Juliette Gréco and Miles Davis by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, 1949
Jean Cocteau and Juliette Greco on the set of Orphée, 1950
Jean Cocteau and Juliette Greco on the set of Orphée, 1950
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Guy Le Querrec, 1964
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Guy Le Querrec, 1964
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Guy Le Querrec, 1964
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Guy Le Querrec, 1964
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1958
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1958
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Portrait of Juliette Greco by Milton Greene, 1960
Juliette Greco in The naked earth directed by Vincent Sherman, 1958
Juliette Greco in The naked earth directed by Vincent Sherman, 1958
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Juliette Greco in Crack in the mirror directed by Richard Fleischer, 1960
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco, 1960s
Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1964
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1964
Miles Davis and Juliette Greco by André Sas, 1949
Miles Davis and Juliette Greco by André Sas, 1949
Juliette Greco with her daughter Laurence, Hôtel Savoy Paris, 1960s
Juliette Greco with her daughter Laurence, Hôtel Savoy Paris, 1960s
Errol Flynn and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Errol Flynn and Juliette Greco in The roots of heaven directed by John Huston, 1958
Juliette Greco, 1960s
Juliette Greco, 1960s
Juliette Greco, 1966
Juliette Greco, 1966
Serge Gainsbourg and Juliette Greco, 1968
Serge Gainsbourg and Juliette Greco, 1968
Maurice Carrère and Juliette Greco, 1950s
Maurice Carrère and Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1960s
Juliette Greco and Sacha Distel, 1970s
Juliette Greco and Sacha Distel, 1970s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1957
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1957
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Portrait of Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco, 1950s
Juliette Greco on the set of Rendez-vous avec by Daniel Fallot, 1955
Juliette Greco on the set of Rendez-vous avec by Daniel Fallot, 1955
Maurice Chevalier and Juliette Greco by Philippe Bataillon, 1956
Maurice Chevalier and Juliette Greco by Philippe Bataillon, 1956
Juliette Greco in Cinépanorama by Daniel Fallot, 1957
Juliette Greco in Cinépanorama by Daniel Fallot, 1957
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