Leslie Caron (born 1 July 1931) is a French dancer and actress. She was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France to a French father and an American mother. She began taking ballet lessons at age 10 and joined Roland Petit's Ballet des Champs-Elysée in 1947. She appeared in the musical movies An American in Paris (1951), Lili (1953), for which she won a BAFTA Award for best actress, The Glass Slipper (1955), Daddy Long Legs (1955), Gaby (1956) and Gigi (1958). In the 1960s, she turned to dramatic roles in Fanny (1961), The L-Shaped Room (1962), which earned her a Golden Globe Award and a second BAFTA for best actress. She returned to romantic-comedy with Father Goose (1964), and appeared in the war-thriller Is Paris Burning (1966). She continues to appear in movies and on television: Carola (1973), QB VII (1974), The Man Who Loved Women (1977), Valentino (1977), Chocolat (2000), Law and Order (2006). Caron married Peter Hall in 1956 and bore two children, Christopher (b. 1957) and Jennifer (b. 1958).
- The Illustrated Who's Who of Cinema, Lloyd, Fuller & Desser, Portland House, 1987.