Joan Crawford and Dana Andrews in Otto Preminger’s smart melodrama Daisy Kenyon, 1947. Joan is a commercial artist who has to decide between two men who love her: successful lawyer Dana Andrews or wounded war hero Henry Fonda (I bet you can guess already who she chooses).
Jean Seberg in Saint Joan (Otto Preminger, 1957), her first film role. She was chosen for the role after a nationwide talent search by Preminger. The film was not a critical or commercial success. “I was scared like a rabbit,” she said later, “and it showed on the screen. It was not a good experience at all. I started where most actresses end up.”