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

Some actors are known for what they do and others are known for who they associate with. French actress Emmanuelle Seigner was in the news for both. At first people noticed her for her looks, since she was a model before she started acting. However, theater ran in the family: her grandfather, Louis Seigner, was the head of the Comedie Francaise. She was also in the public consciousness due to her marriage to controversial director Roman Polanski, while he lived as a fugitive due to his fleeing jail time in America after his conviction for raping an underage girl. For the bulk of her career, Seigner acted in small films little seen outside of France, although she also appeared in small roles of most of her husband's films, including the action thriller "Frantic" (1988) with Harrison Ford, romantic drama "Bitter Moon" (1992) with Hugh Grant and supernatural fantasy "The Ninth Gate" (1999) opposite Johnny Depp. In 2007, she had key roles in a pair of well-regarded biopics, the Edith Piaf story "La Vie en Rose" (2007) and the Julian Schnabel-helmed "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007), the story of a magazine editor who becomes completely paralyzed with the exception of his left eye. After appearing as the female lead in the Victor Hugo adaptation "The Man Who Laughs" (2012), Seigner garnered considerable acclaim for her fearlessly sensual performance opposite Mathieu Amalric in Polanski's adaptation of the off-Broadway hit "Venus in Fur" (2013).

Highest rated movies

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Heal the Living
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Venus in Fur
In the House
Place Vendome
At Eternity's Gate




76% 84% The Dreyfus Affair Unknown (Character) - 2019
79% 65% At Eternity's Gate Md Ginoux (Character) $2.3M 2018
48% 35% Based on a True Story Delphine Dayrieux (Character) - 2017
92% 66% Heal the Living Marianne (Character) $3.2K 2016
88% 72% Venus in Fur Vanda (Character) $342.2K 2013
No Score Yet 52% A Few Hours of Spring Clémence (Character) - 2012
88% 84% In the House Esther Artole (Character) $386.7K 2012
No Score Yet 36% The Man Who Laughs La duchesse Josiane (Character) - 2012
91% 75% Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir Herself (archive footage) (Character) - 2011
77% 46% Essential Killing Margaret (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicas Nuria (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 14% Giallo Linda (Character) - 2009
50% 33% Change of Plans Sarah (Character) $44.2K 2009
78% 85% Berlin Caroline (Character) $29.7K 2007
94% 92% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Celine Desmoulin (Character) $6.0M 2007
No Score Yet 51% Four Last Songs Helena (Character) - 2007
74% 84% La môme Titine (Character) $10.3M 2007
71% 60% Backstage Lauren Waks (Character) $12.3K 2005
57% 71% ... And They Lived Happily Ever After Nathalie (Character) $252.3K 2004
No Score Yet 65% Body to Body Laura Bartelli (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 70% Os Imortais (The Immortals) Unknown (Character) - 2003
63% 67% Buddy Boy Gloria (Character) $10.3K 1999
43% 57% The Ninth Gate The Girl (Character) $18.7M 1999
85% 58% Place Vendome Nathalie (Character) $884.8K 1998
No Score Yet 67% Nirvana Lisa (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 43% RPM Michelle Claire (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pourvu que ça dure Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smile Odile (Character) - 1994
63% 80% Bitter Moon Mimi (Character) $1.8M 1992
76% 64% Frantic Michelle (Character) $17.5M 1988
91% 54% Detective Princess of the Bahamas (Character) - 1985