Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau

(5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963)  was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949).
His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, Igor Stravinsky, María Félix, Édith Piaf.