Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Highest Rated: 100% Le Petit Amour (Kung-Fu Master) (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dark Crimes (2018)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1971

Birthplace: London, England

One of the more compelling French actresses of her generation, Charlotte Gainsbourg initially made her screen name parlaying wayward adolescence into an understated art form. Tall, long-necked, and elegantly gawky, Gainsbourg first impressed critics and audiences with her portrayal of the naive but rebellious protagonist of L'Effrontée (1985), earning a César for Most Promising Young Actress.The daughter of French singer/songwriter/occasional actor and director Serge Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg was born into substantial celebrity in London on July 22, 1971. Initially keen on being either an artist or a surgeon, she made her film debut playing Catherine Deneuve's daughter in the 1984 Paroles et Musique. That same year, she courted notoriety when she starred alongside her ever-irascible father in his controversial "Lemon Incest" music video, which featured the two cuddling on a bed surrounded by feathers. More salubrious attention came the young actress' way the following year, when she earned a César for her performance in Claude Miller's L'Effrontée.After another stint acting alongside her father in his poorly received Charlotte Forever (1986), Gainsbourg again collaborated with director Miller for La Petite Voleuse (1988), portraying a sullen teenager experimenting with sex and various illegal pursuits. She reprised her rebellious teen role for Merci La Vie (1991), a black comedy that cast her and Anouk Grinberg as two young women on a rampage against men and just about whomever else crosses their path. Gainsbourg got an opportunity to broaden her range with Jacques Doillon's Amoureuse (1992), an ensemble piece about a group of young women who come together to discuss life and love, and her uncle Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden (1994), a drama about extreme familial dysfunction that was the actress' first English language outing.Gainsbourg made her second English film in 1996, starring as the eponymous heroine of Franco Zeffirelli's adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Although the film, which also starred William Hurt, received very mixed reviews, it did succeed in introducing Gainsbourg to a wider international audience. She further enhanced her good reputation when she won her second César -- this time for Best Supporting Actress -- in 2000 for her work in La Bûche (1999), a comedy that cast her as an ambitious businesswoman who takes up with a mysterious man lodging at her father's house.Gainsbourg remained busy throughout the mid-2000s and enjoyed success as a supporting actress in several highly acclaimed films (21 Grams, The Science of Sleep, Happily Ever After, and Lemming, to name a few). In 2006 she acted and directed the historical drama Golden Door, and co-starred in the award-winning drama The City of Your Final Destination in 2008. The actress portrayed a stay-at-home mother in The Tree (2010), a poignant psychological drama from director Julie Bertucelli, and took on yet another supporting role in 2011's Melancholia.


Highest Rated Movies



64% Promise at Dawn (La promesse de l'aube) Nina 2019
No Score Yet Mon chien Stupide Cécile 2019
No Score Yet Haut les filles Actor 2019
60% Lux Æterna Actor 2019
No Score Yet Løfte ved daggry Actor 2019
63% I Think We're Alone Now Violet 2018
0% Dark Crimes Kasia 2018
53% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) Sylvia 2018
7% The Snowman Rakel $6.7M 2017
88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) Alex Green $3.9M 2017
29% Independence Day: Resurgence Dr. Catherine Marceaux $103.2M 2016
80% Incompresa (Misunderstood) Madre 2015
62% Samba Alice 2015
79% 3 Hearts (3 coeurs) Sophie $0.2M 2015
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Joe $0.3M 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Joe $0.7M 2014
No Score Yet Jacky In Women's Kingdom Actor 2014
No Score Yet Son épouse Actor 2014
No Score Yet 'Merci la vie' Actor 2013
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb Lilly 2012
0% Confession of a Child of the Century Brigitte 2012
79% Melancholia Claire $3M 2011
72% The Tree Dawn O'Neil $69.7K 2011
39% The City of Your Final Destination Arden Langdon $0.5M 2010
53% Antichrist She $0.3M 2009
No Score Yet Persécution Sonia 2009
77% I'm Not There Claire $4.1M 2007
72% Golden Door (Nuovomondo) Screenwriter Director Lucy Reed $1M 2007
70% The Science of Sleep Stephanie $4.6M 2006
73% Lemming Bénédicte Getty 2006
53% I Do (Prête-moi ta main) Emma 2006
57% Happily Ever After Gabrielle $0.2M 2005
80% 21 Grams Mary Rivers $16.2M 2003
66% My Wife Is an Actress Charlotte $0.8M 2002
No Score Yet Les Miserables Actor 2001
No Score Yet Nuremberg Marie 2000
No Score Yet Love, Etc. Marie 1999
No Score Yet Love, Etc. Actor 1999
70% La bûche Milla 1999
57% The Intruder Catherine Girard 1999
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Jane Eyre 1996
50% Dead Tired (Grosse Fatigue) Herself 1995
82% The Cement Garden Julie 1992
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night) Matilda 1990
100% Le Petit Amour (Kung-Fu Master) Lucy 1989
67% La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief) Janine Castang 1988
No Score Yet Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. for Agnes V.) Actor 1987
No Score Yet Charlotte for Ever Charlotte 1986
No Score Yet Love Songs Charlotte 1986
No Score Yet An Impudent Girl (L'Effrontée) Charlotte 1985


Joe says: Sexuality is the strongest force in human beings.

Joe says: I will stand up against all odds... just like a deformed tree on a hill.

Joe says: You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

Joe says: The My theory is that the people who cut the nails of the left hand first, they are more light-hearted. They have a tendency to enjoy life more. Because they go straight for the easiest task and save their difficulties for later.

Joe says: No I didn't think you needed skills...

Secretary says: Well... Apparently, having absolutely no experience, is absolutely fine for this job.

Joe says: Nomatter what they say, all woman want to have sex with negros.

Seligman says: I don't even know your name.

Joe says: My name is Joe.

Seligman says: I'm Seligman.

Joe says: What a fucking ridiculous name.

Seligman says: It's Jewish.

Joe says: I'm just a bad human being.

Seligman says: I've never met a bad human being.

Joe says: Well, you have now.

Joe says: Human qualities can be expressed in one word: Hypocrisy.

Joe says: For every 100 crimes committed in the name of love, only one is committed in the name of sex.

Joe says: For me love was just lust with jealousy added; everything else was total nonsense. For every hundred crimes committed in the name of love, only one is committed in the name of sex.

Justine says: Six hundred and seventy eight. The bean lottery. Nobody guessed the number of beans in the bottle.

Claire says: No, that's right.

Justine says: But I know. Six hundred and seventy eight.

Claire says: Well, perhaps. But what does that prove?

Justine says: That I know things. And when I say we're alone, we're alone. Life is only on earth. And not for long.

She says: Chaos Reigns

She says: Chaos reigns.

Claire says: it looks friendly

Claire says: It looks friendly.

Stephanie says: Randomness is very difficult to achieve. Organization always merges back if you don't pay attention.

Stephanie says: Things will turn out the way you want, if you could just stop doubting that I love you. Call me home.

She says: A crying woman is a scheming woman

She says: A crying woman is a scheming woman.

She says: When the three beggars arrive someone must die

She says: When the three beggars arrive someone must die.

He says: Is there any woods in particular?*pause*

He says: Is there any woods in particular? [pause]

She says: *pause*Eden.

She says: Eden.

Dawn says: I can't remember what life was before them, and I can't imagine life with out them.

Dawn says: We are going to miss him for as long as we live.

She says: Nature is Satan's church.