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Maïwenn Poster

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Date of Birth 17 April 1976Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Birth NameMaïwenn Le Besco
Nickname Ouin-Ouin
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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Jean-Yves Le Fur (December 2002 - 2004) (divorced) (1 child)
Luc Besson (2 January 1993 - 1997) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Had a daughter named Shanna Besson in 1993 with French director Luc Besson.
Sister of Isild Le Besco.
Daughter of Catherine Belkhodja.
Her mother encouraged her into being a child actress. She ended up being fairly traumatized but later found success with a one-woman show that recounted her real-life experiences as a struggling actress and aspiring child star.
She may be the inspiration for Mathilda in Léon: The Professional (1994). Maïwenn met writer/director Luc Besson when she was 12 (Mathilda's age in the film), in later years they got in a relationship and had a child.
Has a son named Diego (b. 2004) with Jean-Yves.
Sister of Jowan Le Besco.

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