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Overview (4)

Born in Gassin, Var, France
Birth NameEmmanuelle Marie Hélène Béart
Nickname La Béart
Height 5' 4¼" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris. When Emmanuelle was thirteen, she saw Romy Schneider in the movie Mado (1976). From that time on, she wanted to be an actress. In Emmanuelle's teens, her parents sent her to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for four years, so she could learn English. There, she was engaged for a Robert Altman movie that was never made. After returning to France, she took drama classes and got her first TV role, in Raison perdue (1984). David Hamilton, the photographer/director, was impressed by her beauty and gave her a role in Premiers désirs (1983). She met her spouse-to-be, Daniel Auteuil, while making L'amour en douce (1985). The film that made her famous in France was Manon of the Spring (1986), in which she played the role of a blonde shepherd dancing nude in the fields. Director Tom McLoughlin chose her out of 5,000 candidates for her first Hollywood picture, Date with an Angel (1987). Emmanuelle is a very sensitive and a perfectionist. For the part of Camille in the film Un Coeur en Hiver (1992), she took violin lessons for a whole year. Her biggest success was as a nude model in the art film La belle noiseuse (1991), which starred Michel Piccoli and was directed by Jacques Rivette.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wladimir van Heemst < clar@kabelfoon.nl>

Spouse (3)

Frédéric Chaudier (21 September 2018 - present)
Michaël Cohen (13 August 2008 - 2011) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Daniel Auteuil (10 September 1993 - 21 September 1995) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (24)

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#32). [1995]
Born at 5:15am-CET.
Daughter of Guy Béart, French singer and poet, and Geneviève Galéa. They are divorced. Emmanuelle has three brothers and one sister.
Raised by her mother in a remote mountain village. As a teenager, left for Montreal. There, apparently, she met Robert Altman, who encouraged her to become an actress. She took a screen test for him, but nothing came of it.
Named #19 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine. [1997]
Arrested in Paris in 1997 for defending the rights of the sans-papiers (illegal immigrants).
She is an ambassador for UNICEF and United Nations Children's Fund.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004.
French citizen.
Known for her social activism, she is an ambassador for UNICEF, and has made news for her opposition to France's anti-immigration legislation. In 1996, she made headlines when, defending the rights of the "sans-papiers" (illegal immigrants), she was forcibly removed after her group's occupation of a Paris church.
In 2003, Béart, aged 40, appeared nude on the front cover of French magazine Elle and as of 2007, it is still the magazine's biggest-selling issue ever.
Half-sister of photojournalist Olivier Guespin (b. April 15th 1965), Lison Guespin and Charlotte Guespin, from her mother relationship with Jean-Yves Guespin; Sarah Cerieix, Ivan Cerieix and journalist Mikis Cerieix (b. January 19th 1975) from her mother relationship with Jean-Jacques Cerieix.
At the age of 16 attended casting for the cult teen movie The Party (1980).
In 2012, Béart admitted to the media that she had had plastic surgery on her lips at age 27, and she now regrets it and considers it a "botched" procedure.
Had a contract with Dior in the 1990s.
She appeared in two movies by the same title: L'Enfer (1994) and L'enfer (2005).
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Nelly Auteuil on April 18, 1992. Child's father is her fiancé (now ex-1st husband), Daniel Auteuil.
Was in a relationship with David Moreau in 1990's. They have a son together.
Her father was born in Cairo, Egypt, of Egyptian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent. Her mother has Belgian (Walloon) and Greek ancestry.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a son Johan Moreau on April 17, 1996. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, David Moreau.
(August 13, 2008) Married for the 2nd time her boyfriend of 2 years Michaël Cohen.
In 2011 she separated from her husband of less than 3 years Michaël Cohen.
Has an adopted son named Surifel Cohen (b.2010) with her now estranged 2nd husband Michaël Cohen. They adopted him from Euthiopia when he was 8 months old.
Was in a relationship with producer Vincent Meyer from 2001 until his suicide on 15 may 2003.

Personal Quotes (52)

There are moments when you feel that the desire to work is fading, and the only way to bring it back is to get away from it, to put yourself in a state of frustration so you feel the need again.
We've all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it's not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.
I am a voyager - and the voyage cannot mean that I stay at home.
Beauty is not something you can count on. Usually, when people say you are beautiful, it is when there is a harmony between the inside and the outside.
I stay in France. Better to be the queen of a village than a servant in a kingdom.
There is a phrase in French, which means 'to miss.' To pass by. To not be able to stop. You love someone and someone loves you, but it just can't work for different reasons.
For me, I don't feel it is a success in the career to be the pretty woman; career success comes from being characters who tell us something about the truth.
I have no TV, thank God. I haven't heard anything about Tom Cruise, except that he had a baby, I think.
I'm trying my best to keep my private life guarded. It's not easy at all. Non, non, non.
My parents sent me to Montreal because I kept getting kicked out of school in France.
I was a very bad student. I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew I didn't want to go farther in school. I hated school and was always the bad one; I was always insulting the teachers.
My looks haven't prevented me from playing prostitutes or people broken by life. But when they need a token blonde with big breasts, that's OK, too. It's part of the game.
Often, when you see yourself on the screen, you feel like a sweater that's been put through the washing machine. You have the impression of having done something full and luminous, and suddenly, when you see it on the screen, it's turned back into a tiny little thing.
If I have one thing perfect, it's my eyebrows. And my feet. I love my feet. They're like Japanese feet. The rest I would like to hide. Especially my freckles. I feel ridiculous.
In Hollywood there's no real material. They would send me stuff, but I hadn't even seen the director. If I don't see the director's eyes, I'm not going. I'm not even going to pack my bags.
I am an actress, I earn money, I am well-known. I don't think it is altruism to become engaged in humanitarian work. It's the least one can do.
When you are happy and in love and when you have children, then maybe you are beautiful.
I played football when I was little. I didn't want to be an actress at all, I wanted to be a majorette in an Australian circus. That was my ambition.
You may think of me as an object of desire and I'm going to tell you that I can be in front of you naked and not be erotic.
There are a lot of films where I play characters that are about the windows to the interior person rather than the exterior.
Sometimes you feel more naked when you're totally dressed than the other way around.
I keep reading that I'm cold. But I'm not, I'm shy. And I play a lot of women of fire and sexuality like an animal - so I'm cold on one side and fiery on the other.
The body is an actor's tool, like the face, malleable. I never thought that being naked was immoral or outrageous.
I think my best work has been in France with great men. It's been my great fortune to work with really great men - with Olivier Assayas, Raoul Ruiz, Jacques Rivette. I am tutored by them.
Today I would say, 'I am against plastic surgery.' It's a grave act. An act that touches our soul. It was frightening.
When I'm playing a part, I can feel all my body playing it; it's like really making love.
Once I opened my eyes to the realities of life, I couldn't close them.
The press follow me. I sue them. That's the deal.
If a man or woman has something redone it is because he or she can no longer live with that part of their body, it is no longer bearable. Either they get help and find the strength to fight or they proceed with the act.
The body, in 'La Belle Noiseuse,' was the source of the artist's creativity.
It is not easy to age in harmony with one's roles.
My looks mean nothing to me. If anything, they are a hindrance.
It is not easy to grow old in this business, when you are a woman above all, in the cinema.
My body is an instrument for me to use.
I wouldn't say I was a rebel as such, but I certainly wasn't right at school.
I have never had so much fun as in Montreal. I taught the kids French, I baby-sat, I went to school, I was a receptionist at a hairdresser's, I danced and drank all night. I found that the more you do, the more you have time to do... it's weird, non?
I don't see my old films, but I think of the characters I played as friends, like the women I meet in my life who made strong impressions on me. I remember them and they are part of me.
I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it.
I've just done a film in the United States. It's a thriller called 'A Crime', with Harvey Keitel, we play against each other, and it's so great to play in another language. But I'm definitely not American.
Of course I am political. You 'ave to be don't you? Every day it is about your future, your right to that future. 'Ow can people ignore this? We 'ave to leave a good world for our children, n'est-ce pas?
I dream about singing. I would love to sing and write.
I give everything I have to give on the screen. I feel I don't owe the public anything else.
I started acting without any vocation. I continued out of love.
I had my mouth done when I was 27. It was a botched job. Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn't have had it re-done.
I feel better in my body now than when I was 20. Why not?
I don't give a damn about Hollywood.
After 10 years of French torture - psychological torture - it's great to do an American movie.
I can't just react on the strength of an email and three pages of synopsis, and say I'm going to take off for three months of my life.
I'm less desperate now to express what's inside me, that's true - I act these days because it keeps me awake and interested, an eternal student.
I don't always see my movies right away. And there are some I haven't seen at all. Sometimes that bothers the directors, so I'm obliged to see them.
Very often with an American movie, the end is very happy and you just feel good when you go out. When you go to a French movie, it's kind of like, oh!, and you can't go out; you're stuck in your chair. It goes so deeply inside of the heart.
We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was.

Salary (1)

8 femmes (2002) 398,698 Euros

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