Maïwenn


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Maïwenn (sometimes credited as Maïwenn Besco or her birth name Maïwenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter. Maïwenn Le Besco was born in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, a suburban area east of Paris. Maïwenn is of mixed Breton, Vietnamese, French, and Algerian descent. Her Algerian ancestry comes ... See full bio »

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Polisse Melissa
(2011)
(1994)
DNA Neige Robert
(2020)
Pardonnez-moi Violette
(2006)

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  Jeanne du Barry (pre-production)
Jeanne du Barry
 2021 Tralala
Barbara
 2020 The Man in the Hat
The Biker
 2020 DNA
Neige Robert
 2020 Sisters
Norah
 2019/I All Inclusive
Paloma
 2018 Nox (TV Mini Series)
Julie Susini
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Julie Susini
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Julie Susini
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Julie Susini
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Julie Susini
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Julie Susini
 2017 The Price of Success
Linda
 2013 Love Is the Perfect Crime
Anna Eggbaum
 2012 Pirate TV
Yasmina
 2011 Polisse
Melissa
 2009 All About Actresses
Maïwenn
 2006 Pardonnez-moi
Violette
 2005 Star Stuff (Short)
 2005 Le courage d'aimer
Shaa
 2004 I'm an actrice (Short)
Isabelle, la mère
 2003 High Tension
Alex
 2003 Osmosis
Une amie à la fête
 2002 The Cranberries: The Best Videos 1992-2002 (Video)
Scarecrow (segment "Promises") (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 2002 Caméra café (TV Series)
Irina Katostefia
- La fiancée venue du froid (2002) ... Irina Katostefia (as Maiwen)
 2002 Nestor Burma (TV Series)
Jade
- Concurrences déloyales (2002) ... Jade
 2001 8 rue Charlot (Short) (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 2001 L'oiseau rare (TV Movie)
Diane
 2000 Le marquis (Short) (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1999 The Cranberries: Promises (Music Video)
Scarecrow (segment "Promises", as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1998 Coquillettes (Short) (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1998 Keskidi? (Short)
La serveuse (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1997 The Fifth Element
Diva (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1994 Léon: The Professional
Blond Babe (as Ouin-Ouin)
 1992 La gamine
Carole Lambert
 1990 Lacenaire
Hermine (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1990 La famille Ramdam (TV Series)
 1988 L'autre nuit
Joan (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1987 Double Face (TV Movie)
La fillette (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1986 L'état de grâce (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1983 Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (TV Series)
Colette
- Un Noël de Maigret (1983) ... Colette (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1983 Cinéma 16 (TV Series)
Albine
- Le bois-Cormier (1983) ... Albine (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
 1983 One Deadly Summer
Elle enfant (as Maiwen Lebesco)
 1981 Next Year If All Goes Well
Prune, la fille d'Henry et Huguette (as Maïwenn Le Besco)
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Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played 'The Scarecrow' in The Cranberries "Promises" music video.

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram

Alternate Names:

Maïwenn Le Besco | Maiwen Lebesco | Maiwenn | Maiwen | Ouin-Ouin

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Jean-Yves Le Fur  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Shanna Besson


Relatives:

Isild Le Besco (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

When I'm shooting a film I don't have any libido, I don't feel like getting dressed up or making myself pretty, I forget my femininity and in fact I completely forget myself. I feed myself poorly. I dress poorly. I'm completely disconnected from my femininity, my lover's desire, of my fragility. I feel like I'm expending all of my energy looking at other people and making people believe that ... See more »

Trivia:

Her mother encouraged her to be 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 an aspiring child star and struggling actress. See more »

Nickname:

Ouin-Ouin

Star Sign:

Aries

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