Elsa Zylberstein

Elsa Zylberstein

Highest Rated: 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008)

Lowest Rated: 4% Modigliani (2004)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1968

Birthplace: Paris, France

An actress of smart, striking beauty, with bright hazel eyes and angular features, the Parisian-born Elsa Zylberstein is known for portraying frank honesty and tender sexuality. She began appearing in movies in the late 1980s, soon making her first mark on international cinema as the lover of a famous post-Impressionist painter in the bleakly raw French biopic "Van Gogh" in 1991. Inspired by her fearless approach and majestic grace (she's studied classical dance since childhood), filmmakers cast her in further movie biographies such as "Modigliani," in which she again played the mistress of a tortured artist, and "Farinelli," a Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee about the ambisexual opera castrato Carlo Broschi. She remains a dependably passionate leading lady in conflicted or outright forbidden romances well into the 2000s. As such, she garnered particularly high praise for her performance as a Jewish Frenchwoman who falls for a Muslim co-worker in the gamely acted melodrama "Little Jerusalem." In '08, she starred opposite Kristin Scott Thomas in a somber tale of life after prison, "I've Loved You So Long," resulting in a Best Supporting Actress win at the venerated César Awards.

Highest rated movies

I've Loved You So Long
A Bag of Marbles
Van Gogh
Monsieur N.
Time Regained
Portraits Chinois
Metroland
La Petite Jérusalem

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
38% 59% Waiting for Anya Maman (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Irrepressible Woman Janot Reichenbach (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Selfie Unknown (Character) - 2019
46% 45% Bel Canto Edith Thibault (Character) $79.9K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rolling to You Marie (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Open Arms Daphné Fougerole (Character) - 2017
83% 82% A Bag of Marbles Anna (Character) $409.9K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heads of the Job Cathy Begin (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tourner pour vivre Unknown (Character) - 2016
25% 0% The Price of Desire Romaine Brooks (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Un plus une Anna Hamon (Character) - 2015
54% 43% Gemma Bovery Wizzy (Character) $191.5K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet À votre bon coeur mesdames Soeur Blandine (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 30% Plan de table Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Play It Like Godard Self - 2011
No Score Yet 20% A Butterfly Kiss Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Les Tribulations d'une Caissière Marie (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% He Is My Girl Rosalie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 32% The Feelings Factory Éloïse (Character) - 2008
88% 85% I've Loved You So Long Lea (Character) $3.2M 2008
No Score Yet 50% La maison Nucingen (Nucingen House) Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stone Council Clarisse (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% J'invente rien Mathilde Mahut (Character) - 2006
63% 67% La Petite Jérusalem Mathilde (Character) $50.1K 2005
4% 78% Modigliani Jeanne Hébuterne (Character) $195.4K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pourquoi (pas) le Brésil Laetitia Masson / Christine Angot (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 50% Tomorrow We Move Michèle (Character) - 2004
71% 58% Monsieur N. Albine de Montholon (Character) $34.9K 2003
63% 81% That Day Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 19% Three Blind Mice Nathalie (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 40% Qui Perd Cagne! Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 60% Loser Takes All! Angele Berstein (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louba's Ghosts Louba (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Afraid, Not Afraid Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Want It All Eva (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Algiers Pierre Nivel's wife (Character) $16.4K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Torn in Dream Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 67% Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Adventures in the Secret Service Telephone Girl (Character) - 1999
71% 72% Time Regained Rachel (Character) $467.2K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man Is a Woman Rosalie Baumann (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 43% Lautrec Suzanne Valadon (Character) $107.9K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet XXL Arlette Stern (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Proper Attire Required Lucie (Character) - 1997
64% 54% Metroland Annick (Character) $299.5K 1997
69% 33% Portraits Chinois Emma (Character) $16.4K 1996
58% 82% Farinelli: Il Castrato Alexandra (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced to Be With Others Do (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet De force avec d'autres Do (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 91% Mina Tannenbaum Ethel Benegui (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Set Fare Frederique (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alisee Alisée (Character) - 1991
73% 67% Van Gogh Cathy (Character) $5.2K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adorables Emma (Character) - 0

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chillers Unknown (Character) 1990

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