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Isabelle Adjani


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 24 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Possession
Possession Anna / Helen
(1981)
Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel Camille Claudel
(1988)
The Story of Adele H
The Story of Adele H Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly
(1975)
Queen Margot
Queen Margot Marguerite de Valois dite La Reine Margot
(1994)

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 2017 Dix pour cent (TV Mini-Series)
Isabelle Adjani
- Isabelle (2017) ... Isabelle Adjani
 2016 Carole Matthieu
Carole Matthieu
 2013 Ishkq in Paris
Marie Elise
 2012 David et Madame Hansen
Madame Hansen-Bergmann
 2011 De force
Commissaire Clara Damico
 2011 Aïcha (TV Series)
Docteur Assoussa
- Job à tout prix (2011) ... Docteur Assoussa
 2010 Mammuth
L'amour perdu de Serge
 2008 La journée de la jupe
Sonia Bergerac
 2008 Figaro (TV Movie)
Comtesse Almaviva
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim
La star
 2003 Bon voyage
Viviane Denvers
 2002 Adolphe
Ellénore
 2002 La repentie
Charlotte / Leïla
 1998/I Paparazzi
Isabelle Adjani (uncredited)
 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
 1986 T'as de beaux escaliers, tu sais (Short)
Isabelle
 1985 Subway
Héléna
 1984 Isabelle Adjani: Pull marine (Video short)
Woman
 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 Tout feu, tout flamme
Pauline Valance
 1981 Next Year If All Goes Well
Isabelle Maréchal
 1981 Possession
Anna / Helen
 1981 Quartet
Marya 'Mado' Zelli
 1979 Les soeurs Brontë
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 / Adèle Lewly
 1975 Ondine (TV Movie)
Ondine
 1974 Ariane
Ariane
 1974 La gifle
Isabelle Douléan - la fille de Jean et d'Hélène
 1974 Le secret des Flamands (TV Movie)
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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Other Works:

Serge Gainsbourg made Adjani sing on two TV-Shows. She sang "Rocking Chair" in 1974, and "Rupture au miroir" in 1984 with Jane Birkin. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 10 Articles | 11 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
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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:

Is one of six performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films; the others are Marcello Mastroianni for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977) and Oci ciornie (1987) (Italian), Sophia Loren for Two Women (1960) and Marriage Italian Style (1964) (Italian), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976) (Swedish), Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays tragic heroines See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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