Most of the actors are remembered for their acting skills, charm, and beauty. But, this was not the case with Jean Seberg. She is remembered for the tragedies she had to face.
The only crime that the actress committed was being the supporter of Civil Rights and she had to pay its price by giving up on her life.
For almost ten years, she was harassed by the FBI. It all became unbearable for her and the actress committed suicide in the year 1979. Why was the FBI after her? What led her to commit suicide? Continue reading to find out.
The Early Life Of The Actress
Despite having such a dramatic later life, Seberg’s early life was quite normal in every aspect. She was born in the year 1938 to a teacher and a pharmacist in Marshalltown, Iowa.
After graduating, she took interest in the film industry and got herself enrolled at the University of Iowa where pursued education in the field of theater and film. Little did she know that this decision would cost her the dear life.
The First Casting
Until her eighteenth birthday, no one knew her in the film industry. The only acting project she had done until then was a season of summer performance.
But, it was on her eighteenth she was selected for a role in Saint John. How she got this role is another different story.
Seberg’s neighbor had entered the young woman’s name in an open casting call that had more than one hundred and eighty thousand other actresses’ names included in it.
Thus, her selection was completely out of blue for everyone as no one was expecting her to get selected because of the tough competition involved.
Her landing a role in the movie Saint John was how her acting career started. She was thrilled to begin her new journey of life.
But, she did not know that this happiness was short-lived as her life was about to take a U-turn.
The Harsh Reviews Faced By Seberg
With no prior experience, the high-spirited actress began her acting project. Since the search for the star of the movie was given much coverage, there were huge expectations from Seberg.
The movie and its star character were strictly scrutinized by the whole industry and both of them got mixed reviews from the critics. Some of them were neutral while most were quite negative.
According to the actress herself, the movie was not a good experience for her as she had no prior experience and she was scared to her wits that could even be seen on the screen.