Moore, Marcel

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Moore, Marcel Gender: F
Suzanne Alberte Eugénie Malherbe
born on 19 July 1892 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°12' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°06 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 17°40'

Marcel Moore (Her and Claude Cahun's gravestone in the cemetery of St. Brelade's Church, Jersey)


French illustrator and designer, who, along with her romantic and creative partner Claude Cahun, was also a surrealist writer and photographer.

In 1909, at age seventeen, Malherbe met fifteen-year-old Lucie Schwob and began a lifelong artistic collaboration. Malherbe's widowed mother married Schwob's divorced father in 1917. Between 1920 and 1937, they lived in Paris, where they became involved with the surrealism movement and contributed to avant-garde theatre activities. They took gender-neutral pseudonyms: Malherbe became Marcel Moore, and Schwob became Claude Cahun. Cahun described Moore as "l'autre moi" (the other me), and they remained together in Jersey from 1937 until Cahun's death on 8 December 1954.

Moore committed suicide on 19 February 1972. She was buried with her partner Claude Cahun in St Brelade's Church.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spousal equivalent relationship with Cahun, Claude (born 25 October 1894)


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1909 (Claude Cahun, future life companion)
  • Family : Change residence 1920 (Moved to Paris)
  • Family : Change residence 1937 (Moved to Jersey)
  • Crime : Arrest 1944 (And sentenced to death by German occupiers)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1944 (Imprisoned by German occupiers)
  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 1945 (Released from prison)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate n° 168 in the online Nancy archives (canton 5, image 29).


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Claude Cahun)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Illustrator and designer)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Anti-Nazi)