Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert

Highest Rated: 100% Asphalte (Macadam Stories) (2015)

Lowest Rated: 14% Eva (2018)

Birthday: Mar 16, 1953

Birthplace: Paris, France

One of the most enduring and respected actresses in French cinema, Isabelle Huppert is known for her versatile portrayals of characters ranging from the innocent to the sultry to the comic. Born March 16, 1953, in Paris, Huppert graduated from the Paris Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and made her first film, Faustine et le Bel Été, when she was 16. Her career accelerated rapidly, and she soon found work with such acclaimed directors as Bertrand Blier, with whom she made Les Valseuses (1974), a film also notable for making a star out of Gérard Depardieu; Otto Preminger, for whom she appeared in Rosebud (1975); and Claude Chabrol, with whom she would make a series of films, starting with 1978's Violette Nozière, for which she won a Best Female Performance award at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival. Also in 1978, she won a British Academy Award for Best Newcomer for her role in La Dentellière (The Lacemaker).Huppert's career in the 1980s commenced fairly inauspiciously, with a part in the legendary flop Heaven's Gate (1981), but it soon picked up with starring roles in Bertrand Tavernier's Coup de Torchon (1981), Jean-Luc Godard's Passion (1982), and Diane Kurys' celebrated Entre Nous (1983). Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Huppert made an impressive number of films in her native country, collaborating with Claude Chabrol on 1988's Une Affaire de Femmes (Story of Women), the widely acclaimed Madame Bovary (1991), and La Cérémonie (1995), for which she won a 1996 Best Actress César. Since the Heaven's Gate fiasco, Huppert's work in American film has been minimal, a worthwhile exception being her role as a nun-turned-nymphomaniac writer of pornographic fiction in Hal Hartley's Amateur (1994). In her native France, Huppert has become something of an institution, continuing to work prolifically on such films as Benoît Jacquot's L'École de la Chair (1998) and serving as the 24th president of the César Awards in March 1999.Despite the fact that American audiences remained sadly unaware of Huppert's success overseas, her performances in Jacquot's False Servant and the historical drama Saint-Cyr (both 2000) found her meeting challenging roles head on to captivating effect. The sometimes disturbing films she appeared in may not have been the easiest for audiences to digest, but they certainly cemented her belief that the art of acting is a means of "living out one's insanity," and no matter what the subject matter or quality of the actual film, Huppert remained a consistently compelling screen presence. Huppert's success in Chabrol's Merci Pour le Chocolat (2000) came as no surprise to many given her successful track record with the enduring director, and the following year she would once again come under the international spotlight for her remarkable performance as a sexually repressed and self-destructive piano teacher in director Michael Haneke's confrontational drama The Piano Teacher (2001). Her fearless powerhouse performance shocked audiences worldwide and earned Huppert a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was soon counterbalanced by director François Ozon's popular international black comedy 8 Women the following year. A campy, freewheeling musical mystery starring some of the biggest female stars in French cinema, the film came as an unexpected but infectious jolt of originality to audiences whose skin had been worn thin by a recent spat of heavy dramas. Huppert's performance as an opinionated hooker who forms an unexpected bond with her illegitimate daughter in 2002's Ghost River benefited the touching drama well, and the following year, she was back with Haneke for the disturbing The Time of the Wolf. As with many of Haneke's films, The Time of the Wolf sharply divided audiences -- some of whom saw the film as celluloid perfection and others who viewed it as unrelentingly downbeat garbage. In 2003, Huppert would appear under the direction of an American director for the first time since 1994's Amateur with a r


Highest Rated Movies



58% Frankie Françoise Crémont (Frankie) 2019
No Score Yet Stalker Greta 2019
60% Greta Greta Hideg 2019
29% White As Snow (Blanche comme neige) Actor 2019
40% Golden Youth (Une jeunesse dorée) Actor 2019
57% Mrs. Hyde (Madame Hyde) Madame Géquill 2018
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) Claire 2018
50% Souvenir Liliane 2018
14% Eva Eva 2018
69% Happy End Anne Laurent $83.8K 2017
33% False Confessions (Les fausses confidences) Araminte $29.5K 2017
55% Barrage Actor 2017
99% Things to Come (L'avenir) Nathalie Chazeaux $0.4M 2016
91% Elle Michelle $2.4M 2016
72% Louder Than Bombs Isabelle Reed 2016
72% Valley Of Love Isabelle 2016
No Score Yet Captive (Captured) Thérèse Bourgoine 2015
100% Asphalte (Macadam Stories) Actor 2015
53% Tip Top Esther Lafarge 2014
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her Actor 2014
66% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Mary Rigby $0.5M 2014
85% Abuse of Weakness Maud Schoenberg 2014
80% Dormant Beauty Divina Madre 2014
No Score Yet La garce Actor 2014
100% Folies Bergère Actor 2014
91% Michael H. Profession: Director Actor 2013
40% Dead Man Down Valentine $10.9M 2013
82% In Another Country Anne $22.6K 2013
64% La religieuse (The Nun) La Mère Supérieure 2013
No Score Yet La vengeance d'une femme Actor 2013
No Score Yet Lines of Wellington Actor 2013
93% Amour Eva $6.8M 2012
67% My Worst Nightmare Agathe $22K 2012
41% Special Treatment Alice Bergerac $9.4K 2011
No Score Yet Hidden Love Danielle 2011
No Score Yet My Little Princess Hanna Giurgiu 2011
87% White Material Maria Vial $0.4M 2010
77% Copacabana Babou 2010
No Score Yet Lady Of The Camelias (la Storia Vera Della Signora Dalle Camelie) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Home Marthe 2009
No Score Yet Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall) Actor 2008
76% Private Property (Nue propriete) Pascale 2007
74% Gabrielle Gabrielle Hervey $90.2K 2006
79% Comedy of Power Jeanne Charmant-Killman 2006
14% Ma Mere Hélène 2005
No Score Yet Les soeurs fâchées Martine Demouthy 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees Caterine Vauban $12.8M 2004
64% Time of the Wolf Anne 2004
48% La Vie Promise Sylvia 2004
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Augustine 2002
No Score Yet Deux (Two) Magdalena 2002
61% Les Destinees Nathalie Barnery 2002
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) Erika Kohut 2001
No Score Yet Saint-Cyr Madame de Maintenon 2001
84% Merci pour le chocolat Marie-Claire 'Mika' Muller 2000
20% Comédie de l'innocence (Comedy of Innocence) Ariane 2000
No Score Yet False Servant (La Fausse Suivante) The Countess 2000
No Score Yet Modern Life (La Vie moderne) Claire 2000
No Score Yet Pas de scandale (Keep It Quiet)(No Scandal) Agnes Jeancourt 1999
91% La Separation Anne 1998
68% The School of Flesh Dominique 1998
69% The Swindle Betty 1997
No Score Yet Les Palmes de M. Schutz Marie Curie 1997
No Score Yet Elective Affinities Charlotte 1996
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) Jeanne 1995
78% Amateur Isabelle 1995
No Score Yet Love After Love Lola 1992
73% Madame Bovary Emma Bovary 1991
No Score Yet Malina The Woman 1990
82% Story of Women (Une Affaire de Femmes) Marie 1989
No Score Yet Possessed Maria Shatov 1988
100% Cactus Colo 1987
76% The Bedroom Window Sylvia 1987
No Score Yet Sincerely Charlotte Charlotte 1986
No Score Yet My Best Friend's Girl Viviane 1983
No Score Yet Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera) Pierra 1983
100% Entre Nous (Coup de Foudre) Lena 1983
57% Passion (Godard's Passion) Isabelle 1982
56% La Truite Frederique 1982
83% Coup de torchon (Clean Slate) Rose 1981
No Score Yet Lady of the Camelias (La storia vera della signora dalle camelie) Alphonsine Plessis 1981
58% Heaven's Gate Ella Watson 1980
100% Every Man for Himself (Sauve qui peut (la vie)) Isabelle Riviera $45.7K 1980
86% Loulou Nelly 1980
No Score Yet Les Soeurs Brontë (The Bronte Sisters) Anne Bronte 1979
75% Violette (Violette Nozière) Violette Noziere 1978
86% The Lacemaker (La Dentelliere) Beatrice "Pomme" 1977
No Score Yet No Time for Breakfast (Docteur Françoise Gailland) Elisabeth Gailland 1976
No Score Yet The Judge and the Assassin (Le juge et l'assassin) Rose 1976
33% Rosebud Helene 1975
No Score Yet Aloïse Actor 1975
No Score Yet Successive Slidings of Pleasure Actor 1974
80% Going Places (Les valseuses) Jacqueline 1974
No Score Yet Faustine et le bel été (Faustine and the Beautiful Summer) Actor 1972
100% Cesar and Rosalie Marite 1972


50% The Romanoffs
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2017
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sophie Gerard 2010


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