Simone Signoret was born on March 25, 1921, in Wiesbaden, Germany. During World War II, she worked as an extra in British films. Her first husband, Yves Allegret, helped her become a film star after the war, earning parts in Room at the Top and Les Diaboliques, among other productions. Signoret divorced Allegret in 1949, after five years of marriage, and later wed actor Yves Montand. Signoret continued to act until 1982. Three years later, on September 30, 1985, she died in Autheuil-Authouillet, France.
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