Leslie was on the jury at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
Leslie was married and divorced 4 times.
In 2001, Leslie was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Chocolat.
Leslie has been nominated for three Golden Globes. In 1959, she was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy/Musical for Gigi. In 1962, she was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for Fanny. In 1964, she was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for The L Shaped Room.
Leslie has been nominated for two Academy Awards. In 1954, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Lili. In 1964, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The L Shaped Room.
In the 1960's, Leslie dated Frank Sinatra.
Leslie's mother was a failed Broadway dancer and eventually committed suicide.
Leslie owns a bed and breakfast hotel near Paris.
Leslie has two children named Christopher and Jennifer.
Leslie was married to George Hormel II between 1951-54.
Leslie won the 2007 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Lorraine Delmas on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Leslie: I got what I have now through knowing the right time to tell terrible people when to go to hell.
Leslie: Even now I feel furious with myself because whenever there's a camera pointed towards me my MGM training makes me smile. I don't like it. You can see it on all the people who came from that era because there was no question of them not smiling for the camera. Even Katharine Hepburn - and God knows she was a dramatic actress - if the camera is on her she smiles.
Leslie: The most important thing is to remain active and to love what you are doing.
Leslie: I'm not a ballerina. I'm a hoofer.
Leslie: In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness - otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
Leslie: Cinema will always have an important role to play in society.