In 1960 Simone Signoret won the Oscar for Best Actress beating out Katharine Hepburn (Suddenly, Last Summer), Doris Day (Pillow Talk), Elizabeth Taylor (Suddenly, Last Summer) and Audrey Hepburn (The Nun’s Story).
Let’s Make Love is the title of a movie which, according to commentators at the time, was taken a little too seriously by the two main actors. Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand started a highly-publicized affair during filming according to the tabloid press at that time. In the private bungalows 20 and 21 of the famous Beverly Hills Hotel, the actors would meet together despite their respective spousal commitments. The affair reportedly shattered the Miller / Monroe couple, but Simone Signoret, and then-wife of Yves Montand, later said she would have liked to tell Marilyn Monroe that she didn’t blame her for the affair.
Final Resting Place:
Cimetière du Père Lachaise
16 Rue du Repos, 6ème division, Chemin Lesseps
Paris, , 75020
Grave Location:Division 44, Avenue Aguado, Line 1
Grave Location Description
As you walk through the cemetery, make your way to the Crèmatorium du Père Lachaise. From here find Avenue Transversale N 2 and Avenue Aguado. The final resting place of Simone Signoret and Yves Montand can be found approximately 20 feet from the intersection of both avenues on Avenue Aguado.
Grave Location GPS48.8619554218068, 2.3955572835130288
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Read More About Simone Signoret:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Simone Signoret - Legendary French Actress
- Oscar Winner Simone Signoret Defied Hollywood Ageism: 50 Years Ago
- Simone Signoret: remembering a French screen legend on her centenary
- The centenary of French acting great Simone Signoret
- Simone Signoret and Yves Montand's True Love in 10 Photographs
- Dangerous Triangle: Yves, Simone and Marilyn
- Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe: The perfect pair on the set of “Let's Make Love”
- Montand had relationship with stepdaughter that 'destroyed' Simone Signoret, book reveals