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Isabelle Adjani


Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris. She was born to a Kabyle father from Constantine and Djelfa, Mohammed Cherif Adjani, and a German mother, Augusta, called "Gusti". She grew up speaking German, fluently. After winning a school recitation contest, she began acting in amateur theater by the age of ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Ishkq in Paris
Marie Elise
 2012 David et Madame Hansen
Madame Hansen-Bergmann
 2011 De force
Commissaire Clara Damico
 2010 Mammuth
L'amour perdu de Serge
 2008 La journée de la jupe
Sonia Bergerac
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim
La star
 2002 Adolphe
Ellénore
 2002 The Repentant
Charlotte / Leïla
 1993 Toxic Affair
Pénélope
 1990 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Narrator (voice)
 1987 Ishtar
Shirra Assel
 1986 You've Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (Short)
Isabelle
 1985 Subway
Héléna
 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
Laure
 1975 The Story of Adele H
Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly
 1974 Ariane
Ariane
 1974 The Slap
Isabelle Douléan - la fille de Jean et d'Hélène
 1972 Faustine et le bel été
Camille
 1970 Le petit bougnat
Rose
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Is a theatre actress too. She played in Federico Garcia Lorca's 'La maison de Bernarda'(role: Adela, 1972), Henry de Montherlant's 'Port-Royal' (role: Marie-Françoise), Molière's 'L'école des femmes' (role: Agnès, 1973), Molière's 'L'avare' (role: Mariane, 1974) and 'Le bourgeois gentilhomme',Jean Giraudoux's 'Ondine'(role: ... 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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Height:

5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
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I like films that rest in the memory so I try and choose parts which have some kind of social or emotional force. For me, being an actress is not just a profession but a profession of faith. See more »

Trivia:

Has two children: Barnabé Nuytten, born in 1979 and fathered by Bruno Nuytten, and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, born in 1995, fathered by Daniel Day-Lewis. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays tragic heroines See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer