Mathilda May

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Mathilda May (born Karin Haïm) is a French actress and dancer from Paris. She is primarily known to English-speaking audiences for playing the alien vampire Space Girl, the main villain of the cult horror film "Lifeforce" (1985). The role required her to appear naked for most of the film, though her character remained mysterious and menacing. In ... See full bio »

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Lifeforce Space Girl
The Jackal Isabella
Isabelle Eberhardt Isabelle Eberhardt


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 2022 Nique le privé! (Short)
 2021 The Way to Happiness
Sarah Glücksmann
 2020 Coup de foudre à Bangkok (TV Movie)
Sandrine Lafore
 2019 An Irrepressible Woman
Cora Madou
 2018-2019 Access (TV Series)
Valérie Couderq
- Tristan (2019) ... Valérie Couderq
- Chante Abdoulaye (2019) ... Valérie Couderq
- Partir ou rester (2019) ... Valérie Couderq
- Kung-fu Bledard (2019) ... Valérie Couderq
- Aux Yeux de mon Père (2019) ... Valérie Couderq
 2015 Mystery at the Opera (TV Movie)
Eva Fontaine
 2015 Studio Bagel (TV Series short)
- L'annonce (2015)
 2015 A Woman's Revenge (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Janson
 2014 Crossing Lines (TV Series)
Audrey St. Marie
- Truth and Consequences (2014) ... Audrey St. Marie
 2013 Délit de fuite (TV Movie)
 2013 La croisière (TV Series)
- Saint-Valentin (2013) ... Françoise
 2012 Clash (TV Series)
Laure Rossignol
- Emilie: La valse des baisers (2012) ... Laure Rossignol
- Cassius: L'école des hommes (2012) ... Laure Rossignol
- Robin: La maladie d'amour (2012) ... Laure Rossignol
 2012 The Players
Ariane (segment 'Las Vegas")
 2011 L'illuminé (Video short)
 2011 Une vie française (TV Movie)
Anna Blick
 2010 The Nights of Alice (TV Movie)
 2009 Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle (TV Series)
Thérèse de Marsanne
- Pour une nuit d'amour (2009) ... Thérèse de Marsanne
 2009 Fais pas ci, fais pas ça (TV Series)
Mathilda May
- S.O.S. mères en détresse (2009) ... Mathilda May
 2007 A Girl Cut in Two
Capucine Jamet
 2007 New délire
Fanny (voice)
 2006 Entrevue (Short)
 2005 The Hurried Man (TV Movie)
Irène Debord
 2004 Love Express
 2003 Soraya (TV Movie)
 2003 Soyez prudents... (TV Series)
 2002 Meeting (Short)
 2002 Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (TV Movie)
Contessa Eleonora
 2002 Fabio Montale (TV Mini Series)
Hélène Pessayre
- Solea (2002) ... Hélène Pessayre
- Chourmo (2002) ... Hélène Pessayre
 2001 Caméra café (TV Series)
La femme du patron
- Week-end (2001) ... La femme du patron
 2001 De toute urgence (TV Movie)
 2000 Les redoutables (TV Series)
Military woman
- Déviations ... Military woman
 2000 Return to Algiers
Nelly Azera
 1998 Only Love (TV Movie)
Silvia Rinaldi
 1997 The Jackal
 1996 La ferme du crocodile (TV Movie)
Sandrine Jaussier
 1996 Privateer 2: The Darkening (Video Game)
Melissa Banks
 1996 L'histoire du samedi (TV Series)
- Noces cruelles (1996) ... Sandra
 1996 Celluloide
 1994 The Tit and the Moon
Estrellita, la Gabacha
 1994 The Whipping Boy (TV Movie)
 1994 Dead Tired
Mathilda May
 1994 Le voleur et la menteuse
Suzanne Henson
 1992 Sweetheart
Jeanne / Antoine's wife
 1991 Becoming Colette
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
 1991 Scream of Stone
 1991 Isabelle Eberhardt
Isabelle Eberhardt
 1990 Naked Tango
Alba / Stephanie
 1988 Three Seats for the 26th
 1988 L'heure Simenon (TV Series)
- La maison du canal (1988) ... Edmée
 1988 Piazza Navona (TV Series)
Jeanne / Juliette
- La vacanza (1988) ... Jeanne / Juliette
 1988 La passerelle
Cora Elbaz
 1988 Secret of the Sahara (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Myriam
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Myriam
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Myriam
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Myriam (credit only)
 1987 The Cry of the Owl
 1986 Se un giorno busserai alla mia porta (TV Mini Series)
Claudia Bandini
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Claudia Bandini
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Claudia Bandini
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Claudia Bandini
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Claudia Bandini
 1985 Letters to an Unknown Lover (TV Movie)
 1985 Lifeforce
Space Girl
 1985 Les rois du gag
 1984/I Dream one
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I never imagined before that I would be able to act, because as a dancer you learn that you need to work for many years before you can perform correctly. After tasting that great pleasure I couldn't take a dance class for three months. Acting was no pain and you could talk to people. I didn't want to go back and suffer.

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