I absolutely adore Leslie Caron. She’s like a breath of fresh spring air every time she’s onscreen. I’m working my way through her filmography and have fallen head over heels with everything I’ve seen her in.
My most recent fall was for the adorable, fun, and wonderful Lili (1953). The movie co-stars Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Kurt Kasznar.
Leslie Caron was 22 years old when she played the 16 year old Lili. She portrays the young girl to perfection – bringing both naivety and youthful enthusiasm to the character. You want to protectively put your arms around her the entire time.
Due to the success of Lili, Gallico expanded the story into a novella.