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Emmanuelle Seigner





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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% The Siege of Jadotville
  • Madame LaFontagne
2016
No Score Yet Heal the Living (Reparer les vivants)
  • Actor
2016
89% Venus in Fur
  • Vanda
2014
89% In the House
  • Esther
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
2010
No Score Yet Chicas
  • Actor
2010
85% 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
2007
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome)
  • Titine
2007
70% Backstage
  • Lauren Waks
2006
No Score Yet Four Last Songs
  • Helena
2006
57% Happily Ever After
  • Nathalie
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
41% The Ninth Gate
  • The Girl
1999
85% Place Vendôme
  • Nathalie
1998
No Score Yet Nirvana
  • Lisa
1997
100% Détective
  • Princess of the Bahamas
1995
63% Bitter Moon
  • Mimi
1992
78% Frantic
  • Michelle
1988
No Score Yet L'Annee des Meduses
  • Actor
1984
43% Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón)
  • Actor
1980

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