Isabelle Adjani

Infobox Actor

birthname = Isabelle Yasmine Adjani
birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1955|6|27
birthplace = Bavaria, Germany [ [ Isabelle Adjani Biography - Yahoo! Movies] ]
yearsactive = 1970 - present
domesticpartner = Warren Beatty (1986-1987) [ [ Isabelle Adjani Biography - Yahoo! Movies] ]
Daniel Day-Lewis (1988-1994)
homepage =
cesarawards = Best Actress
1982 "Possession"
1984 "L'Été meurtrier"
1989 "Camille Claudel"
1995 "La Reine Margot"
awards = NYFCC Award for Best Actress
1975 "The Story of Adele H."
NBR Award for Best Actress
1975 "The Story of Adele H."
Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1981 "Possession" and "Quartet"
Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress
1989 "Camille Claudel"

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani, (born 27 June 1955) is a four-time César Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated French film actress and singer. She is of Algerian-German parentage, [cite news |first=David |last=Applefield |url= |title=Isabelle Adjani |work=Paris Voice |date=November 2001] [cite news |first=Philip |last=Kemp |url= |title=Isabelle Adjani |work=Film Reference |accessdate=2008-09-08] and performs in French, English, and German.

Early life

Adjani was born in Bavaria, Germany to an Algerian father from Kabylie, Mohammed Cherif Adjani, and a German mother, Augusta Gusti. She grew up in the immigrants quarter Gennevilliers (suburbs of Paris), speaking German fluently as a first language. [ [ Isabelle Adjani Biography - Yahoo! Movies] ] After winning a school recitation contest, she began acting in amateur theater by the age of twelve. At the age of 14, she starred in her first motion picture "Le Petit bougnat" (1970)


She first gained fame as a classical actress for her interpretation of Agnès, the main female role in Molière's "L'École des femmes", but soon left the Comédie française she had joined in 1972 to pursue a movie career. After minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film "La Gifle" (or "The Slap"). The following year, she landed her first major role in François Truffaut's "The Story of Adèle H." Critics enthused over her performance, with Pauline Kael calling her acting talents "Prodigious". [ [ Pauline Kael Reviews] Retrieved on 2008-09-08.] All this attention resulted in a nomination for the Best Actress Oscar and offers for rôles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hill's 1978 crime thriller "The Driver". She then played Lucy in Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of "" (1979) .

In 1981, Adjani received the Cannes Film Festival's best actress award for the Merchant Ivory film "Quartet" based on the novel by Jean Rhys, and for the horror film "Possession". The following year, she received her first César Award for "Possession", in which she portrays a frustrated woman going mad. In 1983, she won the César, for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the blockbuster "One Deadly Summer".

In 1989, she co-produced and starred in a biopic of the tragic sculptor "Camille Claudel". She received her third César and second Oscar nomination for her role in the film, which was also nominated for an Academy Award 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. Her fourth César win was for the 1994 film "Queen Margot", an ensemble epic directed by Patrice Chéreau.

Personal life

Adjani has two sons: Barnabé Nuytten with Bruno Nuytten, and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis from her six-year relationship with Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Gabriel-Kane was born in New York City in 1995, several months after her relationship with Day-Lewis ended.

Adjani was also engaged to composer Jean Michel Jarre, but they broke up publicly in 2004.cite news | first=Shane | last=Watson | coauthors= | title=The dumping game | date=2004-08-15 | publisher=The Times | url = | work =TimesOnline | pages = | accessdate = 2007-06-19 | language = ] In 1987, some French media outlets incorrectly reported that she was dying of AIDS, forcing her to appear on television to deny it.cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Film star Adjani goes on French TV to dispel health rumors | date=1987-01-20 | publisher= | url = | work =St Petersburg Times (Florida) | pages = | accessdate = 2007-06-19 | language = ]



* "Pull marine" (1983; produced and written by Serge Gainsbourg)



* Kael, Pauline (1980). "When The Lights Go Down". Henry Holt & Co. ISBN 0-03042-511-5

Further reading

* Adjani, Isabelle (1980). "Isabelle Adjani" in : Jean-Luc Douin (Hrsg.): "Comédiennes aujourd'hui : au micro et sous le regard". Paris: Lherminier. ISBN 2-862-44 020-5
* Austin, Guy (2003). "Foreign bodies: Jean Seberg and Isabelle Adjani", S. 91-106 in: ders., "Stars in Modern French Film". Londres: Arnold. ISBN 0-340-76 019-2
* Austin, Guy (2006). "Telling the truth can be a dangerous business : Isabelle Adjani, race and stardom", in : "Remapping World Cinema : Identity, Culture and Politics in Film", herausgegeben von Stephanie Dennison und Song Hwee Lim, London: Wallflower Press. ISBN 1-904-76 462-2
* Halberstadt, Michèle (2002). "Adjani aux pieds nus - Journal de la repentie". Paris: Editions Calmann-Lévy. ISBN 2-702-13 293-6
* Roques-Briscard, Christian (1987). "La passion d'Adjani", Lausanne" et al.": Favre. ISBN 2-828-90 279-X
* Zurhorst, Meinolf (1992). "Isabelle Adjani. Ihre Filme - Ihr Leben". Heyne Film- und Fernsehbibliothek, Band 163. München: Heyne. ISBN 3-453-05 238-2

External links

* [ Official site] fr icon
* [ A Tribute to Gainsbourg, Isabelle Adjani interprète]
* [ Personal page]
* [ Brief biography]
* [ Isabelle Adjani] at Allmovie
* [ Isabelle Adjani] at the Notable Names Database

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title = NYFCC Award for Best Actress
years = 1975
for" The Story of Adele H."
before= Liv Ullmann
for "Scenes from a Marriage
after = Liv Ullmann
for "Face to Face"
succession box
title = Best Actress Award - Cannes Film Festival
years = 1981
for" Possession" and "Quartet"
before= Anouk Aimée
for "Leap Into The Void"
after = Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak
for "Another Way
succession box
title = César Award for Best Actress
years = 1982
for" Possession"
before= Catherine Deneuve
for "The Last Metro"
after = Nathalie Baye
for "La Balance
succession box
title = César Award for Best Actress
years = 1984
for" One Deadly Summer"
before= Nathalie Baye
for "La Balance"
after = Sabine Azéma
for "A Sunday in the Country
succession box
title = Silver Bear for Best Actress- Berlin Film Festival
years = 1989
for" Camille Claudel"
before= Holly Hunter
for "Broadcast News"
after = Xie Fei
for "Black Snow"
succession box
title = César Award for Best Actress
years = 1989
for" Camille Claudel"
before= Anémone
for "Le Grand Chemin"
after = Carole Bouquet
for "Too Beautiful for You
succession box
title = César Award for Best Actress
years = 1995
for" La Reine Margot"
before= Juliette Binoche
for ""
after = Isabelle Huppert
for "La Cérémonie

NAME= Adjani, Isabelle
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Adjani, Isabelle Yasmine
DATE OF BIRTH= Paris' 17th arrondissement
PLACE OF BIRTH= 27 June 1955

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