Chiara Mastroianni Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 May 1972Paris, France
Birth NameChiara Charlotte Mastroianni

Mini Bio (1)

Chiara Mastroianni was born on May 28, 1972 in Paris, France as Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni. She is an actress, known for Persepolis (2007), Love Songs (2007) and Ready to Wear (1994). She was previously married to Benjamin Biolay.

Spouse (1)

Benjamin Biolay (11 May 2002 - 2005) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Daughter of actors Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve.
Half Italian on her father's side and French on her mother's side.
Half sister of Barbara Mastroianni.
Her older half-brother is her mother's son, the actor Christian Vadim.
Cousin of Federica Mastroianni and Francesca Mastroianni.
On December 31, 1996, she gave birth to her son Milo, whose father is French sculptor and her ex-boyfriend Pierre Thoretton.
Has been close friend to Melvil Poupaud since their college years.
Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.
Had a long-term relationship with Benicio Del Toro.
11 May 2002 - Married author, composer and singer Benjamin Biolay in Paris, whom she had met only several months before.
On April 22, 2003, she gave birth to her daughter Anna, with her ex-husband Benjamin Biolay.
Has supported Lionel Jospin's 2002 presidential campaign.
Released the album "Home" together with her then-husband Benjamin Biolay, in 2004.
Former sister-in-law of Coralie Clément.
Granddaughter of French actor Maurice Dorléac and French actress Renée Deneuve.

Personal Quotes (6)

My father was a sun, always positive. He was simple, unpretentious - more peasant than actor.
My son was born 10 days after my father died. I wish he'd known my son. But my mother, she gives me a lot. I didn't question myself about how my father would think today, because in a way she talks for him.
I think people related to my father because there was nothing fake about him. The tenderness - him being so nice onscreen? He was like this in life, it's true. On the opposite side my mother is completely different from the image people have of her. My father you get what you see. My mother is the shyest person, you would not imagine. And she's funny. She's much more funny than people think. It's like an animal, the moment a dog is scared, it's going to bite you. And I think some people we think they're terrifying, but themselves, they are terrified. Her beauty didn't help - also, that terrifying beauty - but she's the opposite. My mother is someone who likes to garden, she likes to cook, she likes to play cards, she's fun. She's not the scary thing. But I understand because I've always met people who were so scared of her. It's unfair for her, because she's so much more than cold. What she shows onscreen is so different from what she is in life.
Acting - the first years for me were like a bellyache - I still have bellyache, but I do have pleasure on top of it now, thank God, after all these years.
I remember a conversation with my mother when I approached the age when I started working - she was so worried - it pissed me off at the time, but I understand now. Despite the incredible career, she was so aware of all the things that can happen in an actor's life. And she was saying, "My life is not a regular actor's life. It's very rare to have actors who work so much, who've known such filmmakers." So she always told me, "If you become an actor, it doesn't mean you're going to have an incredible life like your father and I have had."
There are a lot of movie stars, but among the movie stars, the ones that have had really unique destinies, like Brando - there have not been that many.

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