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Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest, she began acting in amateur ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Queen Margot
Queen Margot Marguerite de Valois dite La Reine Margot
Subway Héléna
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Possession Anna / Helen


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 2016 Carole Matthieu
Carole Matthieu
 2014 French Women
 2013 Ishkq in Paris
Marie Elise
 2012 David et Madame Hansen
Madame Hansen-Bergmann
 2011 De force
Commissaire Clara Damico
 2011 Aïcha (TV Series)
Docteur Assoussa
- Job à tout prix (2011) ... Docteur Assoussa
 2010 Mammuth
L'amour perdu de Serge
 2008 La journée de la jupe
Sonia Bergerac
 2008 Figaro (TV Movie)
Comtesse Almaviva
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim
La star
 2002 Adolphe
 2002 The Repentant
Charlotte / Leïla
 1993 Toxic Affair
 1990 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Narrator (voice)
 1986 You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (Short)
 1985 Subway
 1984 Pull marine (Short)
 1983 One Deadly Summer
Eliane Wieck dite 'Elle'
 1983 Deadly Circuit
Catherine Leiris / Lucie Brentano - 'Marie'
 1982 Antonieta
Antonieta Rivas Mercado
 1982 All Fired Up
Pauline Valance
 1981 Next Year If All Goes Well
Isabelle Maréchal
 1981 Possession
Anna / Helen
 1978 The Driver
The Player
 1977 Violette & François
Violette Clot
 1976 Barocco
 1975 Ondine (TV Movie)
 1974 Ariane
 1974 The Slap
Isabelle Douléan - la fille de Jean et d'Hélène
 1974 Le secret des Flamands (TV Movie)
 1974 L'avare (TV Movie)
 1973 L'école des femmes (TV Movie)
 1972 Faustine et le bel été
 1970 Le petit bougnat
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She recorded in 1983 the Alice James diary's audiotape, in which she reads some extracts of the author's book. "Le Journal d'Alice James", éditions des Femmes. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

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[on the differences between American and French films] For me, there is no difference, for in both cases I remain myself. But as American budgets are more important, everything is in proportion and much more hierarchical, with a star system that, basically, exists only there, and that brings along constraints and a discipline unknown on European sets. In Europe, there are, even for a star, limits... See more »


Engaged to musician Jean-Michel Jarre but later broke it off. See more »


Often plays tragic heroines See more »

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Congratulations!!! Isabelle won her 5th César award!PHOTOS f-berlivet
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