About Leslie Caron
Leslie Claire Margaret Caron (Born July 1, 1931) is a French-American actress and dancer. She is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTA Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. Caron began her career as a ballerina, shortly making her film debut in the musical ‘An American in Paris’, followed by roles in ‘The Man with a Cloak’, ‘Glory Alley’ and ‘The Story of Three Loves’, before her role of an orphan in ‘Lili’, which earned her the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and garnered nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
As a leading lady, Leslie Caron starred in films such as ‘The Glass Slipper’, ‘Daddy Long Legs’, ‘Gigi’, ‘Fanny’, ‘Guns of Darkness’, ‘The L-Shaped Room’, ‘Father Goose’ and ‘A Very Special Favor’. She continued to star in productions as late as 2020 and has yet to retire.In October 2021 she was chosen to receive the Oldie of the Year Award by The Oldie magazine, after it had been offered to Queen Elizabeth II, who had declined it on the grounds that she did not meet the criteria, even though she was five years older than Caron. Learn More…