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Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Adjani (born June 27, 1955) is an actress and movie producer.

Born Isabelle Yasmine Adjani in Gennevilliers[?], Seine-Saint-Denis, France, she is the daughter of an Algerian-Turkish father and a German mother.

One of her country's best known actresses, and recognized worldwide, at a young age Isabelle Adjani was drawn to acting, playing in amateur theater by the age of twelve. As a fourteen-year-old, she appeared in her first motion picture. After minor roles in several films, in 1974 she received positive reviews and much public acclaim for her performance in the film, La Gifle, (The Slap). The following year she was cast in her first starring role in François Truffaut's film, L'Histoire d'Adele H., (The Story of Adele H.). For her work, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress bringing offers for roles in Hollywood films.

In 1981 she received the Cesar Award, France's equivalent of an Oscar, for her role in Possession[?]. In 1983 and 1988 she won the Cesar again. In 1989, she co-produced and starred in the film Camille Claudel. She would receive her fourth Cesar Award and second nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film as well as a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Following this publicity, she was chosen by People magazine[?] as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

Multi-lingual, Ms. Adjani performs in her native French language, English and German.


  • La Repentie - (2001)
  • Paparaz -- (1998)
  • Diabolique -- (1996)
  • La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) --- (1994) -- (Cesar Award)
  • Toxic Affair -- (1993)
  • Lung Ta: Les Cavaliers du Vent -- (1990)
  • Camille Claudel -- (1988) (Cesar Award -- Oscar nomination)
  • Ishtar -- (1987)
  • Subway -- (1985)
  • L'Ete meurtrier (One Deadly Summer) -- (1983) -- (Cesar Award)
  • Antonieta -- (1982)
  • Mortelle randonnee (Deadly Circuit) -- (1982)
  • L' Annee prochaine, si tout va bien (Next Year If All Goes Well) -- (1981)
  • Possession -- (1981) -- (Cesar Award)
  • Quartet -- (1981)
  • Tout feu, tout flamme -- (All Fired Up) (1981)
  • Clara et les Chics Types (Clara and the Swell Guys) -- (1980)
  • Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) -- (1979)
  • Les Soeurs Bronte (The Bronte Sisters) --- (1979)
  • The Driver -- (1978)
  • Barocco -- (1976)
  • Le Locataire (The Tenant) -- (1976)
  • Violette et Francois -- (1976)
  • L'Histoire d'Adele H. (The Story of Adele H.) -- (1975) -- (Oscar nomination)
  • La Gifle (The Slap) -- (1974)
  • L' Ecole des femmes -- (1972)
  • Faustine -- (1971)
  • Le Petit bougnat -- (1969)
  • La Boum (year unknown)

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