Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert

Highest Rated: 100% Cactus (1986)

Lowest Rated: 14% Eva (2018)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1953

Birthplace: Paris, France

A cool, innocent-looking leading lady with honey-colored hair and an unflappable, world-weary gaze in her green eyes, Isabelle Huppert made her screen debut at age 16 and had appeared in over 15 films by the age of 21, demonstrating an enviable dramatic range that propelled her into international stardom. Raised as the youngest of five daughters in an affluent family, Huppert announced at age 13 her intention to be an actor. By 1971, she had played her first screen role in Nina Companeez's "Faustine et le Bel Ete." The next year, she was Romy Schneider's younger sister in "Cesar and Rosalie" and made her English-language debut in "Rosebud" (1974), directed by Otto Preminger. Her performance as a madwoman in "Aloise" (also 1974) garnered much praise at the Cannes Film Festival. Not yet 20, Huppert was considered one of France's leading thespians. Her decidedly different turn as a simple provincial heroine, a country girl ruined by a summer romance. in "The Lacemaker" (1977) won her a BAFTA award. The following year, Huppert earned the Best Actress honors at Cannes for her effective portrayal of "Violette," a 1930s French woman who casually killed her father and sensationalized France. The actress found herself in the midst of controversy in 1979 when the insistence by Michael Cimino to cast her as the female lead in "Heaven's Gate" was one of the earlier uproars between the director and the studio in what proved to be one of the biggest box office disasters in Hollywood history. In demand internationally, Huppert never wanted to abandon the film industry in her native land, and when she starred in "Story of Women" for Chabrol in 1988, it was hailed as her French "comeback," earning her some of the best reviews of her career. In 1995, she was again directed by Chabrol in "Le Ceremonie" playing a shy local postmistress in a French village. Huppert starred in "Elective affinities" (1996), which looked at couples swapping, and was a sensuous Madame Curie in "Les Palmes de M. Schutz" (1997). One of her more intriguing roles was as a former nun writing pornography in Hal Hartley's "Amateur" (1994). Huppert has not sought work on TV, but did do the voice of the mistress heard by Ted Danson in the NBC miniseries version of "Gulliver's Travels" (1996). Huppert continued to act steadily in French films for he next several years. Appearing in "La Vie moderne" (1999), "La Fausse suivante" (2000) which was based on Marivaux's play and "Les Destinees sentimentales" (2000) among many others. In 2002, she appeared in "8 Femmes" with Catherine Deneuve and also received a fair amount of attention in the U.S. press with the release of the crime thriller, "Merci pour le chocolat." Her biggest splash in the U.S. followed shortly thereafter when her film "The Piano Teacher" (2002), in which she plays a sexually alienated music instructor who embarks on a dark journey into sado-masochism with a love-struck young man, garnered rave reviews and earned her several critical awards and nominations internationally. She also had a plum role in writer-director David O. Russell's "existential comedy" "I [Heart] Huckabees" (2004) as the nemesis of a pair of existential detectives (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) who threatens to bring their confused client (Jason Schwartzman) under her sway. Her lead role in "Gabrielle" (2005) garnered another César nomination, kicking off a period of prolific activity in which she appeared in two to five films per year, including turns in Michael Haneke's "Amour" (2012), Claire Denis' "White Material" (2009), Ned Benson's "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (2013), and Joachim Trier's "Louder Than Bombs" (2015). After years of almost being taken for granted as a screen icon, Huppert garnered international acclaim for her lead role in Paul Verhoeven's psychological revenge thriller "Elle" (2016), which brought the actress her first Academy Award nomination at the age of 63.

Highest rated movies

Macadam Stories
Folies Bergère
Lumiere and Company
At First Sight
Cesar and Rosalie
Things to Come




95% 93% Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris Claudine Colbert (Character) $10.3M 2022
96% No Score Yet EO The Countess (Character) - 2022
20% No Score Yet About Joan Joan Verra (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sitting Duck Unknown (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caravaggio's Shadow Costanza Sforza Colonna (Character) - 2022
100% No Score Yet Promises Mayor Clemence (Character) - 2021
79% 62% Mama Weed Patience Portefeux (Character) $28.0K 2020
35% No Score Yet White as Snow Maud (Character) $7.6K 2019
57% 31% Frankie Frankie (Character) $171.5K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Une jeunesse dorée Unknown (Character) - 2019
60% 42% Greta Greta Hideg (Character) $10.5M 2018
14% 12% Eva Unknown (Character) - 2018
60% 12% Mrs. Hyde Marie Géquil / Madame Hyde (Character) $16.9K 2017
89% 58% Claire's Camera Claire (Character) $83.3K 2017
70% 53% Happy End Anne Laurent (Character) $198.5K 2017
55% 100% Barrage Elisabeth (Character) - 2017
58% 50% Reinventing Marvin Self - 2017
50% 33% Souvenir Liliane Cheverny, dite Laura (Character) $11.1K 2016
33% 60% False Confessions Araminte (Character) $27.5K 2016
99% 70% Things to Come Nathalie Chazeaux (Character) $282.4K 2016
91% 73% Elle Michèle Leblanc (Character) $2.3M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Tears Us Apart Isabelle, la mère (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Right Here Right Now Solveig (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Self - 2015
100% 72% Macadam Stories Jeanne Meyer (Character) - 2015
72% 52% Back Home Isabelle Joubert Reed (Character) $163.2K 2015
73% 54% Valley of Love Isabelle (Character) $28.3K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paris Follies Brigitte Lecanu (Character) - 2014
100% 64% Folies Bergère Unknown (Character) - 2014
64% 57% The Nun Mother Superior Saint Eutrope (Character) - 2013
53% 22% Tip Top Esther Lafarge (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 61% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Eleanor's Mother (Character) $585.6K 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him Mrs. Rigby (Character) - 2013
86% 55% Abuse of Weakness Maud Schoenberg (Character) $31.6K 2013
66% 51% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Eleanor's Mother (Character) $511.7K 2013
41% 47% Dead Man Down Valentine (Character) $10.9M 2013
80% 40% Dormant Beauty Divina Madre (Character) - 2012
93% 82% Amour Eva (Character) $3.7M 2012
83% 48% In Another Country Anne (Character) $22.1K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captive Thérèse Bourgoine (Character) - 2011
67% 28% My Worst Nightmare Agathe Novic (Character) $21.5K 2011
No Score Yet 49% My Little Princess Hanah Giurgiu (Character) - 2011
77% 71% Copacabana Babou (Character) - 2010
39% 33% Special Treatment Alice Bergerac (Character) $8.9K 2010
86% 64% White Material Maria (Character) $302.8K 2009
75% 40% Villa Amalia Ann (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 65% Home Marthe (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 26% The Sea Wall La mère (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 30% L'Amour Caché Danielle (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 17% Médée miracle Unknown (Character) - 2007
76% 65% Private Property Pascale (Character) $62.9K 2006
82% 45% Comedy of Power Jeanne Charmant-Killman (Character) $78.9K 2006
75% 55% Gabrielle Gabrielle Hervey (Character) $328.6K 2005
16% 48% My Mother Hélène, the mother (Character) $70.4K 2004
63% 75% I Heart Huckabees Caterine Vauban (Character) $12.8M 2004
No Score Yet 53% Les soeurs fâchées Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me and My Sister Martine Demouthy (Character) - 2004
67% 65% Time of the Wolf Anne Laurent (Character) $61.4K 2003
48% 49% The Promised Life Sylvia (Character) $39.2K 2002
79% 76% 8 Women Augustine (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Unknown (Character) - 2002
73% 81% The Piano Teacher Erika Kohut (Character) $1.0M 2001
84% 66% Nightcap Marie-Claire "Mika" Muller (Character) $443.2K 2000
62% 41% Sentimental Destinies Nathalie (Character) $230.3K 2000
No Score Yet 61% The King's Daughters Madame de Maintenon (Character) - 2000
20% 63% Comedy of Innocence Ariane (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep It Quiet Agnès Jeancourt (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Scandal Agnès Jeancourt (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 80% False Servant La comtesse (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Modern Life Claire (Character) - 1999
68% 58% The School of Flesh Dominique (Character) $401.8K 1998
71% 46% The Swindle Betty (Character) $245.4K 1997
No Score Yet 70% Pierre and Marie Marie Curie (Character) $59.1K 1997
No Score Yet 31% Elective Affinities Carlotta (Character) - 1996
93% 88% A Judgment in Stone Jeanne (Character) $670.7K 1995
100% 77% Lumiere and Company Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flood Sofia (Character) - 1994
79% 85% Amateur Isabelle (Character) $36.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'Inondation Sofia (Character) - 1994
91% 67% The Separation Anne (Character) $66.2K 1994
No Score Yet 58% Malina The Woman (Character) - 1991
71% 60% Madame Bovary Emma Bovary (Character) $1.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love After Love Lola (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman's Revenge Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Possessed Maria Chatov (Character) - 1988
85% 76% Story of Women Marie (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women's Affair Marie (Character) - 1988
70% 50% The Bedroom Window Sylvia Wentworth (Character) $8.8M 1987
100% 70% Cactus Colo (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sincerely Charlotte Charlotte (Character) $372.6K 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sac de noeuds Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Manhunt Aline Kaminker/Édith Weber (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 44% My Best Friend's Girl Viviane (Character) - 1983
100% 86% At First Sight Lena Weber (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet La femme de mon pote Viviane (Character) - 1983
56% 48% The Trout Frédérique (Character) - 1982
57% 61% Passion Isabelle (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Water Melanie (Character) - 1981
83% 83% Coup de Torchon Rose Mercaillou (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 80% Lady of the Camelias Alphonsine Plessis (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wings of the Dove Marie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady of Camelias Alphonsine Plessis (Character) - 1981
86% 74% Loulou Nelly (Character) - 1980
90% 66% Every Man for Himself Isabelle Rivière (Character) $56.0K 1980
59% 54% Heaven's Gate Ella Watson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heiresses Irène (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet La dame aux camélias Alphonsine Plessis (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 39% The Bronte Sisters Anne Brontë (Character) - 1979
78% 67% Violette Violette Nozière (Character) - 1978
86% 92% La Dentelliere Pomme (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and the Assassin Rose (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Time for Breakfast Élisabeth Gailland (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aloïse Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure Unknown (Character) - 1974
73% 86% Going Places Jacqueline (Character) - 1974
100% 83% Cesar and Rosalie Marite (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet César et Rosalie Marite (Character) - 1972


96% 97% Call My Agent! Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
49% 62% The Romanoffs Jacqueline (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sophie Gerard (Guest Star) 2010