Elsa Zylberstein

Elsa Zylberstein

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

Lowest Rated: 4% Modigliani (2004)

Birthday: Oct 16, 1968

Birthplace: Not Available

One of the more prominent actresses to emerge from the new young French cinema, Elsa Zylberstein has appeared in a diverse array of films since making her debut in 1988. Born in Paris on October 16, 1969, Zylberstein grew up in one of the city's suburbs. She took an interest in dance at a young age, and she trained as a classical dancer for years. Her training led her to study the dramatic arts at a conservatory; after completing her studies, Zylberstein made her film debut in René Feret's Bapteme (1988). Three years later, she earned a fairly substantial role in Maurice Pialat's acclaimed Van Gogh, a historical drama about the famous painter.But it was with director Martine Dugowson's Mina Tannenbaum (1994) that Zylberstein had her first true leading role. Starring alongside Romane Bohringer as one of two Jewish girls growing up as best friends in Paris, the actress earned strong notices for her performance. She again teamed with Dugowson and Bohringer for Portraits Chinoise in 1996, gracing the ensemble romantic satire with her portrayal of an insecure, self-pitying young Parisian. The following year, Zylberstein became more recognizable to an English-speaking audience with her role in Metroland, a British drama starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Cast as Bale's Bohemian lover, Zylberstein imbued the film with much of its erotic heat, defining her character with both unself-conscious sex appeal and intelligence. For the most part, Zylberstein has remained most visible in French films, playing intelligent, complex women in dramas and screwball comedies alike. One of her more celebrated films of the late '90s was Raúl Ruiz's Le Temps retrouvé, a highly praised adaptation of Marcel Proust's legendary novel of the same name.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part Actor 2019
No Score Yet Selfie (Smiley) Bettina 2019
82% A Bag of Marbles (Un sac de billes) Anna 2018
33% Rolling to You (Tout le monde debout) Marie 2018
No Score Yet With Open Arms (À bras ouverts) Daphné Fougerole 2017
54% Gemma Bovery Wizzy 2015
No Score Yet Un + une Actor 2015
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington Actor 2013
No Score Yet Plan de table Catherine 2012
No Score Yet A Butterfly Kiss Actor 2011
No Score Yet JC comme Jésus-Christ (Play It Like Godard) Elsa 2011
No Score Yet Roses à crédit Actor 2010
No Score Yet La folle histoire d'amour de Simon Eskenazy Rosalie 2009
No Score Yet La maison Nucingen (Nucingen House) Actor 2008
88% I've Loved You So Long Lea $3M 2008
No Score Yet Fabrique des sentiments, La (The Feelings Factory) Eloise Hautier 2008
No Score Yet Enfances Actor 2007
No Score Yet J'invente rien Actor 2006
63% Little Jerusalem Mathilde 2006
71% Monsieur N. Albine de Montholon 2004
4% Modigliani Jeanne Hebuterne 2004
No Score Yet Qui Perd Cagne! Angele 2003
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Nathalie Cross 2003
No Score Yet 3 Blind Mice Actor 2003
63% That Day (Ce jour-là) Livia 2003
No Score Yet Tomorrow We Move Michèle 2003
No Score Yet Féroce Zebulon 2002
No Score Yet Les fantômes de Louba Actor 2001
No Score Yet Combat d'amour en songe (Love Torn in Dream) Lucrecia/Jessica/Sultana 2000
64% Metroland Annick 1999
70% Time Regained Rachel 1999
No Score Yet Lautrec Suzanne Valadon 1998
69% Portraits Chinois Emma 1996
No Score Yet Shadow Play Actor 1996
31% Jefferson in Paris Adrienne de Lafayette 1995
58% Farinelli Alexandra 1994
No Score Yet Mina Tannenbaum Ethel Benegui 1994
67% Van Gogh Cathy 1992


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