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Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Portrait of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont 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 as in Once Upon A Time.


Beauty and the Beast [original story-uncredited]

Once Upon a Time [characters: Belle, Maurice-uncredited]

Early Life

She was born on April, 26, 1711 in Rouen, France.


She died on September, 8, 1780 in Chavanod, Haute-Savoie, France. She was 69 years old.


  • 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.

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