Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Portrait of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (April 26, 1711-September 8, 1780) was a French writer and author. She is best known for writing the novel "Beauty and the Beast" which was adapted into a 1991 animated film which was written by Linda Woolverton and directed by Gary Trousdale as well as Kirk Wise, as well a 2017 film written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and directed by Bill Condon.


  • Star Sign- Taurus
  • Alternate Names were Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Leprince de Beaumont and Madame Leprince de Beaumont.
  • She was in a relationship with Thomas Pichon (a British spy).
  • In 1746, She left France to become a governess in London.