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Maïwenn was born on April 17, 1976 in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France as Maïwenn Le Besco. She is an actress and director, known for Léon: The Professional (1994), High Tension (2003) and The Fifth Element (1997). She was previously married to Jean-Yves Le Fur and Luc Besson. See full bio »
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Léon: The Professional
High Tension
High Tension Alexia
The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element Diva Plavalaguna
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 2012 Pirate TV
 2011 Polisse
 2009 All About Actresses
 2006 Pardonnez-moi
 2005 Le courage d'aimer
 2003 Osmosis
Une amie à la fête
 1997 The Fifth Element
Diva Plavalaguna (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1994 Léon: The Professional
Blond Babe (as Ouin-Ouin)
 1992 La gamine
Carole Lambert
 1990 Lacenaire
Hermine (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1988 L'autre nuit
Joan (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1986 L'état de grâce (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1983 One Deadly Summer
Elle enfant (as Maiwen Lebesco)
 1981 Next Year If All Goes Well
Prune, la fille d'Henry et Huguette (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
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Played 'The Scarecrow' in The Cranberries "Promises" music video.

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Alternate Names:

Maïwenn Le Besco | Maiwen Lebesco | Maiwenn | Maiwen | Ouin-Ouin


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Sister of Jowan Le Besco. See more »



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