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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 »

Known For

Queen Margot
Queen Margot Marguerite de Valois dite La Reine Margot
(1994)
Subway
Subway Héléna
(1985)
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Nosferatu the Vampyre Lucy Harker
(1979)
Possession
Possession Anna / Helen
(1981)

Filmography

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 2016 Carole Matthieu
Carole Matthieu
 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
Ellénore
 2002 La repentie
Charlotte / Leïla
 1993 Toxic Affair
Pénélope
 1990 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Narrator (voice)
 1986 T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais (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 Tout feu, tout flamme
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 Ondine (TV Movie)
Ondine
 1974 Ariane
Ariane
 1974 La gifle
Isabelle Douléan - la fille de Jean et d'Hélène
 1974 Le secret des Flamands (TV Movie)
Maria
 1974 L'avare (TV Movie)
Marianne
 1973 L'école des femmes (TV Movie)
Agnès
 1972 Faustine et le bel été
Camille
 1970 Le petit bougnat
Rose
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Other Works:

She appeared in TV commercials for "Woolite" and "Lux", and she experienced press commercials for "Renault", "Lejaby" and "Gap". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Her exotic beauty comes by way of an Algerian-Kabyle father and a German mother. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women who have mental problems See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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I think she is most likely the only actress who could play Vivien Leigh. VivienLeighsnumber1fan
Adjani and Huppert not get along with each other iching725
Happy birthday ! BoomerBoomGirl-1
Congratulations!!! Isabelle won her 5th César award!PHOTOS f-berlivet
Her next film..... bostonboy
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