Vintage film characters we love: Jean Seberg in Breathless Jean Seberg’s American bohemian character in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (1960) is the embodiment of a new generation of women that emerged in the Sixties: careless, daring and no longer prepared to follow social norms. Seberg’s overall look and costumes underline the carefree lifestyle of her character Patricia, an American aspiring journalist living and stuying in Paris. Her short crop and casual outfits signify her refusal to follow common social conventions. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.