She played each role with a sexuality that was steely yet open in Spartacus, acted with naive bravery in The Robe, and always elevated each film she was in.
It was successful, as was 1960 , where she played ' love interest.
British actress Jean Simmons in 2005 Jean Simmons, the beguiling British beauty who became a leading Hollywood star, has died aged 80 after suffering from lung cancer.
What followed was a string of films that she would later dismiss as terrible, although she took some solace in the fact that Hughes, legendary in those days as a womaniser, never bothered her.
But I figured I'd just go off and get married and have children like my mother.