Emmanuelle Béart

Emmanuelle Béart

Highest Rated: 100% L'Enfer (1994)

Lowest Rated: 14% Date with an Angel (1987)

Birthday: Aug 14, 1963

Birthplace: St. Tropez, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Initially cast for her extraordinary beauty, Emmanuelle Béart has emerged over the years as one of France's preeminent actresses. The blonde, sapphire-eyed Béart first gained notice for her starring role in Manon des Sources, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress César, and went on to gain further respect with her roles in such films as La belle noiseuse, Un Coeur en Hiver, and Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud.The daughter of pop singer and poet Guy Béart, Béart was born on August 14, 1965 in the small southern town of Gassin, near St. Tropez. Following her parents' divorce when she was very young, Béart and her siblings were raised by her mother in a small mountain village in Provence. Béart began acting at a young age and had her first substantial role as one of a group of children struggling to survive after a nuclear holocaust in Demain les Momes (1976). A subsequent stint as an au pair in Montreal led to a chance meeting with director Robert Altman, who wanted the unknown actress to appear in one of his upcoming films and encouraged her to continue acting. The planned collaboration never came to fruition, and, after returning to France, where she began taking drama classes, Béart won her breakthrough role as the vengeful daughter of the late Jean de Florette in Manon des Sources (1986). Following the film's success and her César win, she sought to avoid typecasting, taking on a number of diverse roles in films of varying quality. In 1989, she played a drug addict in Les Enfants du Desordre, while two years later she gained some of her strongest notices as an artist's model in Jacques Rivette's La belle noiseuse.The following year, Béart starred in what many felt was her strongest film since Manon, Un Coeur en Hiver. She portrayed a high-strung violinist, starring alongside Daniel Auteuil, with whom she starred in Manon and with whom she had been involved with since the mid-1980s; they had a daughter together in 1992 and separated after ten years together. It was her last highly acclaimed film until 1995, when she starred with Michel Serrault in Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, playing a dissatisfied young woman who gets caught up in psychological turmoil when she begins working for an emotionally repressed businessman. That same year, she starred with Auteuil in Regis Wargnier's Une Femme Française, in a role written for her by Wargnier. The film, which cast Béart as a passionate woman caught up in a series of love affairs, was not the success it was expected to be, although Béart did win a Best Actress award at the Moscow International Film Festival. Following a window-dressing role in Mission Impossible (1996), her second English language feature, Béart again dedicated herself to making French films. In 1999, she starred in Le Temps retrouvé, Raul Ruiz's acclaimed period drama inspired by the works of Marcel Proust. The film was screened in competition at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival.In addition to her screen work, Béart is also known in France for her political and social involvement. Aside from being the ambassador for UNICEF, she has made news for her opposition to anti-immigration legislation, making headlines in August 1996 when she was forcibly removed from a siege in a Paris church.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Beyond the Known World Actor 2017
No Score Yet Rediscover Sautet - Five Classics By Claude Sautet Actor 2015
33% My Mistress Maggie 2014
No Score Yet Les Yeux Jaunes Des Crocodiles Iris Dupin 2014
No Score Yet Télégaucho Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le reste du monde Actor 2012
No Score Yet Bye Bye Blondie Frances 2012
No Score Yet Ma compagne de nuit Actor 2011
No Score Yet Ca commence par la fin Actor 2010
No Score Yet En Terre Etrangere Actor 2009
No Score Yet My Stars (Mes stars et moi) Isabelle Séréna 2008
53% Vinyan Jeanne Bellmer 2008
No Score Yet Disco France Navarre 2008
88% The Witnesses Sarah 2007
No Score Yet Family Hero (Le Héros de la famille) Léa O'Connor 2006
No Score Yet A Crime Alice 2006
No Score Yet The Art of Breaking Up Lucette 2005
No Score Yet D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires (D'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers) Actor 2005
67% L'Enfer Sophie 2005
No Score Yet The 4 Musketeers Milady de Winter 2005
74% Les égarés (Strayed) Odile $0.4M 2003
71% Nathalie Nathalie / Marlène 2003
62% The Story of Marie and Julien Marie 2003
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Louise 2002
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
61% Les Destinees Pauline Pommerel 2002
No Score Yet La répétition (Replay) Nathalie 2001
No Score Yet Fortune Tellers and Misfortune (Voyance et Manigance) Actor 2001
70% Time Regained Gilberte 1999
No Score Yet Elephant Juice Jules 1999
No Score Yet Don Juan Elvire 1998
64% Mission: Impossible Claire 1996
95% Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Nelly 1996
No Score Yet Le dernier chaperon rouge Actor 1996
No Score Yet Une femme française, (A French Woman) Jeanne 1995
100% L'Enfer Nelly 1994
85% A Heart in Winter (Un coeur en hiver) (A Heart of Stone) Camille 1993
No Score Yet J'embrasse pas (I Don't Kiss) Ingrid 1991
100% La Belle Noiseuse Marianne 1991
No Score Yet Il viaggio di Capitan Fracassa (The Voyage of Captain Fracassa) Actor 1990
No Score Yet Children of Chaos (Les Enfants du Desordre) Marie 1989
No Score Yet À gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur Actor 1988
78% Manon of the Spring (Manon des Sources) Manon 1987
14% Date with an Angel Angel 1987
96% Jean De Florette Actor 1986
No Score Yet L'amour en douce Samantha 1985
No Score Yet L'Amour En Douce Samantha 1985
No Score Yet Premiers Desirs Helene 1984
No Score Yet Un amour interdit Actor 1984
No Score Yet And Hope to Die Actor 1972


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