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Beatrice Dalle



A seductively vampiric French starlet whose unpredictability has gained her almost as much attention off-screen as on, Béatrice Dalle may someday be able to translate her success on the silver screens of France to the multiplexes of America, if she can get back into the country. A native of Brest, France, Dalle (born Béatrice Cabarrou) received her big break in film when spotted by a photographer on the Champs Élysées. Following a cover shoot on Photo magazine, Dalle was introduced to agent Dominique Besnehard, who in turn introduced her to film director Jean-Jacques Beineix. A prime example of being in the right place at the right time, it just so happened that Beineix was looking for an actress to essay the role of a beautiful but increasingly unstable heroine in his upcoming film Betty Blue. Immediately recognized by the French masses for her unmistakable presence and stunning performance as the titular character, Dalle's career was soon on the rise, with a subsequent performance as a woman who claims to be a witch in La Visione del Sabba (1988) cementing her status as an unconventional actress of daring sensibilities.



Her star ascending as she appeared opposite actress Isabelle Huppert in the dark drama La Vengeance d'une Femme (1990), American audiences got their first, enticing taste of Dalle when director Jim Jarmusch cast her as a razor-tongued cab fare in his round-the-world comedy Night on Earth (1991). After re-interpreting the life of Jesus in La Belle Histoire, Dalle spent much of the remainder of the 1990s appearing almost exclusively in such French films as À la Folie and director Claire Denis' I Can't Sleep (both 1994), though an appearance in Abel Ferrara's The Blackout proved a disappointing exception to the rule. Arrested for cocaine possession while shooting The Blackout in Miami, the incident would later come back to haunt Dalle by preventing her from appearing in one of the biggest box-office sleepers of all time. Declared an "Undesirable Immigrant" following her arrest, Dalle would later be denied an American work permit that would have allowed her to essay the role of Bruce Willis' wife in The Sixth Sense, leaving the role open for actress Olivia Williams to fill. Given that Dalle had previously had both a drug conviction in France in addition to a prior conviction of stealing jewels from a Paris boutique, her reputation of as a somewhat dangerous starlet was quickly gaining justification. Following yet another incident in which Dalle physically attacked a Parisian meter maid who was writing the actress a ticket for parking in a handicapped space, Dalle's wildly unpredictable reputation was beginning to make it somewhat more difficult for her to find work.



Despite her hardships, the dawn of the new millennium found Dalle once again teaming with director Denis for the controversial, cannibalistic art-house thriller Trouble Every Day (2003). A dark and sexualized tale of primal urges, the film drew mixed reviews, though the interest of international audiences piqued following its much-publicized debut at the Cannes Film Festival. Maintaining her leading-woman status with such subsequent French efforts as Vendetta and The Time of the Wolf (again opposite Huppert), it seemed as if international fame might continue to elude the actress so adored in her home country.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% ABCs of Death 2
  • Grandmother (segment 'Xylophone')
2014
No Score Yet Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants)
  • Jeanne Faucheur
2014
No Score Yet La vengeance d'une femme
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Meine Schwestern
  • Mildred
2013
No Score Yet H Story
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet L'étoile du jour
  • Zohra
2013
100% You and the Night (Les rencontres d'après minuit)
  • Actor
2013
75% Domaine
  • Nadia
2012
88% Livide (Livid)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet La visione del sabba (The Sabbath)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Punk
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet De l'encre
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Bye Bye Blondie
  • Gloria
2012
No Score Yet Our Paradise (Notre Paradis)
  • Anna
2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Rivière
  • Gina
2011
No Score Yet 17 Times Cecile Cassard (17 fois Cécile Cassard)
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Les Bureaux de Dieu (God's Offices)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet New Wave
  • Actor
2008
83% Inside (À l'intérieur)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Truands (Crime Insiders)(Paris Lockdown)
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Tête d'or
  • Actor
2006
86% The Intruder (L'Intrus)
  • La reine de l'hémisphère nord
2005
72% Clean
  • Elena
2005
63% Time of the Wolf
  • Lisa Brandt
2004
No Score Yet Process
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet 17 fois Cécile Cassard (Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard)
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet H-Story
  • The Actress
2002
49% Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle)
  • Core
2001
No Score Yet To the Limit (Al límite)
  • Elena
1997
0% The Blackout
  • Annie No. 1
1997
No Score Yet Clubbed to Death
  • Saida
1996
75% J'ai pas sommeil (I Can't Sleep) (I'm Not Sleepy)
  • Mona
1995
No Score Yet A la folie (Six Days, Six Nights)
  • Elsa
1994
No Score Yet La belle histoire
  • Odona
1992
71% Night on Earth
  • Blind Woman
1991
77% 372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning)
  • Betty
1986
No Score Yet A Beautiful Story (La belle histoire)
  • Actor

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