Jeanne Moreau regarding the Jeanne Moreau legend.
In 1965, when Jeanne Moreau was described as being the "most voluptuous drama animal of her time", she was already used to the press's comments and her ongoing "starification" for many years.
As early as 1950, her theatre role in André Gide's Les Caves du Vatican was worthy of an article in Paris Match and compliments from writer Paul Léautaud. Thereafter, her friendly encounters with filmmakers and authors graced both her personal life and career. In 1962, her role as Catherine, who is loved by two men in François Truffaut's Jules and Jim, revealed her singing abilities. The songs "Le Tourbillon" and "J'ai la Mémoire qui Flanche" were immediate hits. From 1962 to 1964, she acted non-stop for the world's best directors, Joseph Losey (Eva), Jacques Demy (Bay of Angels), Louis Malle (Elevator to the Gallows), Orson Welles (The Trial) and Luis Buñuel (The Diary of a Chambermaid) and she became friends with Anaïs Nin, Tennessee Williams, Patricia Highsmith and Henry Miller.