Actress. She was seen in numerous French film and television features over a long career. Born Henriette Eugenie Genot, she made her silver screen bow as Lulu in 1945’s “The King of the Free Riders”. Jeannette eventually had roughly three dozen movie roles including Mona in the 1946 “Macadam”, Claudia in “Paris is Always Paris” (1951), Margot in 1956’s “Three of the Cranbiere”, Mariette Martin in “Crossing the Paris” (also 1956), and Mrs Bridleford in the 1963 “Pirates of the Mississippi”, her only turn in the ‘spaghetti westerns’ that were popular in the 1960s. Besides her film work Jeannette appeared in numerous stage plays and operettas and during the run of 1948’s “Four Days in Paris” met her future husband Henri Genes (1919-2005) who was to be her partner a number of times on stage and screen. From 1968 until her 1983 retirement she was kept busy on French television and was last seen in films in the 1982 “Santa Claus is a Bastard” while her final television roles came with the 1983 series “Investigations of Inspector Maigret”. A number of her movies have been preserved.
- September, 06, 1921
- February, 10, 2011
- Neuilly-sur-Seine New Communal Cemetery