Leslie Caron Undressed
She was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. She was discovered by Gene Kelly while dancing with a ballet troupe. The famed dancer chose her to appear opposite him in the classic musical ''An American in Paris.''
She went on to star in ''Daddy Long Legs'' with Fred Astaire, ''Gigi'' with Louis Jourdan and Maurice Chevalier, and ''Lili''. She continues to act, appearing recently in the acclaimed film ''Chocolat''. She is one of the few leading ladies (or actors of any type for that matter) from the classic era of MGM musicals who is still active in film.
In 1953, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in ''Lili''.