Isabelle Adjani


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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 25 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Possession Anna / Helen
(1981)
Camille Claudel Camille Claudel
(1988)
Nosferatu the Vampyre Lucy Harker
(1979)
Subway Héléna
(1985)

Filmography

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 2022 The King's Favorite (TV Mini Series)
Diane de Poitiers
- La plus que reine (2022) ... Diane de Poitiers
- La presque reine (2022) ... Diane de Poitiers
 2022 Mascarade
Martha Duval
 2022 Peter von Kant
Sidonie
 2020 Sisters
Zorah
 2018 Capitain Marleau (TV Series)
Isabelle Laumont
- Ne plus mourir, jamais (2018) ... Isabelle Laumont
 2018 The World Is Yours
Danny
 2017 Call My Agent! (TV Series)
Isabelle Adjani
- Isabelle (2017) ... Isabelle Adjani
 2016 Carole Matthieu
Carole Matthieu
 2014 French Women
Lili
 2013 Ishkq in Paris
Marie Elise
 2012 David et Madame Hansen
Madame Hansen-Bergmann
 2011 De force
La commissaire Clara Damico
 2011 Aïcha (TV Series)
Docteur Assoussa
- Job à tout prix (2011) ... Docteur Assoussa
 2010 Mammuth
L'amour perdu de Serge
 2008 Skirt Day
Sonia Bergerac
 2008 Figaro (TV Movie)
Comtesse Almaviva
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim
La star
 2003 Bon Voyage
Viviane Denvers
 2002 Adolphe
Ellénore
 2002 The Repentant
Charlotte / Leïla
 1998/I Paparazzi
Isabelle Adjani
 1996 Diabolique
Mia Baran
 1994 Queen Margot
Marguerite de Valois dite La Reine Margot
 1993 Toxic Affair
Pénélope
 1990 Lung Ta: The Forgotten Tibet
Narrator (voice)
 1988 Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel
 1987 Ishtar
Shirra Assel
 1985 Subway
Héléna
 1984 Isabelle Adjani: Pull marine (Music Video short)
Woman
 1983 Isabelle Adjani: Beau Oui Comme Bowie (Music Video short)
 1983 One Deadly Summer
Eliane Wieck dite 'Elle'
 1983 Deadly Circuit
Catherine Leiris / Lucie Brentano - 'Marie'
 1982 Antonieta
Antonieta Rivas Mercado
 1982 The Last Horror Film
Isabelle Adjani (uncredited)
 1982 All Fired Up
Pauline Valance
 1981 Next Year If All Goes Well
Isabelle Maréchal
 1981 Possession
Anna / Helen
 1981 Quartet
Marya / Stephan's wife
 1981 Clara and the Why Not
Clara
 1979 The Brontë Sisters
Emily Brontë
 1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Lucy Harker
 1978 The Driver
The Player
 1977 Violette & François
Violette Clot
 1976 Barocco
Laure
 1976 The Tenant
Stella
 1975 The Story of Adele H
Adèle Hugo
 1975 Ondine (TV Movie)
Ondine
 1974 Ariane
Ariane
 1974 The Slap
Isabelle Douléan - la fille de Jean et d'Hélène
 1974 Le secret des Flamands (TV Mini Series)
Maria
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Maria
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Maria
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Maria
- Episode #1.1 (1974) ... 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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Personal Details

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:

10 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 353 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Blog | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Children:

Barnabé Nuytten | See more »

Parents:

Emma Augusta Schweinberger | Mohammed Adjani

Relatives:

Eric Adjani (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

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:

Was the 2nd French actress (out of 7) to be nominated for an Academy Award for a French-language performance. The others in chronological order are Anouk Aimée, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women who have mental problems See more »

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