Emmanuelle Seigner

Emmanuelle Seigner

Highest Rated: 94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Ninth Gate (1999)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1966

Birthplace: Paris, France

In addition to her high-profile marriage to internationally renowned filmmaker Roman Polanski, actress Emmanuelle Seigner has utilized her enigmatic beauty to striking effect in such films as Jean-Luc Godard's Détective and Polanski's dark supernatural thriller The Ninth Gate. A native of Paris and the daughter of a prolific photographer father and journalist mother, Seigner was no stranger to show business. Grandfather Louis and aunt Françoise were both members of the renowned Comédie Française, a theater company with a history that reaches back as far as 1680. Raised at a convent school before embarking on a career in modeling at age 14, Seigner's unusual beauty found the blossoming cover girl eventually making a segue into film. Seigner made her screen debut in the 1984 romantic drama Year of the Jellyfish, and it wasn't long before her acting career was gaining momentum with Godard's Détective and the 1986 drama Cours Privé. A year after appearing opposite Harrison Ford and Betty Buckley in Polanski's thriller Frantic (1988), the screen beauty exchanged wedding vows with the diminutive director. Subsequently appearing in such Polanski efforts as Bitter Moon (1992) and The Ninth Gate (1999), Seigner also found success in her own right when nominated for a Best Supporting Actress César for her performance in the 1998 drama Place Vendôme. Her role as the mysterious neighbor in 1999's Buddy Boy utilized her beauty to striking effect, and in 2003 Seigner took the lead as a stripper who escapes the seedy world of men's clubs only to uncover a horrifying secret about her husband in Corps à corps. With her high-profile role in the 2003 action film Os Imortais, it appeared as if Seigner might finally be escaping the legendary shadow of her husband to build a respectable onscreen career of her own.


Highest Rated Movies



76% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) Actor 2019
No Score Yet Van Gogh - Ved evighedens port Madame Ginoux 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate Madame Ginoux 2018
50% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait Actor $9.2K 2017
92% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) Actor $3.7K 2017
64% The Siege of Jadotville Madame LaFontagne 2016
89% Venus in Fur Vanda $0.2M 2014
88% In the House Esther $0.5M 2013
No Score Yet Le Sourire Actor 2012
No Score Yet A Few Hours of Spring Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Man Who Laughs (L'homme qui rit) Actor 2012
50% Change of Plans (Le Code a Changé) Sarah Mattei $44.7K 2010
No Score Yet Chicas Actor 2010
77% Essential Killing Margaret 2010
No Score Yet Giallo Linda 2009
78% Lou Reed's Berlin Caroline 2008
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Celine Desmoulins $5.9M 2007
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) Titine $10.2M 2007
71% Backstage Lauren Waks 2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs Helena 2006
57% Happily Ever After Nathalie $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet Os Imortais (The Immortals) Actor 2003
No Score Yet Corps à corps (Body to Body) Actor 2003
No Score Yet R.P.M. Michelle Claire 2000
63% Buddy Boy Gloria 2000
43% The Ninth Gate The Girl 1999
85% Place Vendôme Nathalie 1998
No Score Yet Nirvana Lisa 1997
65% Bitter Moon Mimi 1992
76% Frantic Michelle 1988
91% Détective Grace Kelly 1985
No Score Yet L'Annee des Meduses Actor 1984
50% Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón) Actor 1980


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