Jean Seberg

About Jean Seberg

Jean Dorothy Seberg (Born November 13, 1938 – August 30, 1979) was an American actress who’s performance in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 film ‘Breathless’ immortalized her as an icon of French New Wave cinema. Seberg appeared in 34 films in Hollywood and in Europe during her career, however was best known for her support of the Black Panther Party, for which she became one of the best-known targets of the FBI COINTELPRO project, as ordered by J. Edgar Hoover.

 Seberg’s death, at the age of 40,  would later be pinned on the FBI’s smear campaign against her, in which resulted in the miscarriage of her child. Her suicide was said to be as a result of trauma inflicted by said campaign after the repetitive suicide attempts around the anniversaries of her child’s death, being the 25th August. Seberg provided financial support to various civil rights movements throughout the 60’s, namely the Black Panthers, the NAACP, Native American school groups and the Meskwaki Bucks. Due to this being a conflict of interest to the FBI, Seberg was then supposedly blacklisted from Hollywood films, which is also believed to have contributed to her suicide. Learn More…

Jean Seberg