Nathalie Baye

Nathalie Baye

Highest Rated: 100% The Slap (1974)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Man Inside (1990)

Birthday: Jul 6, 1948

Birthplace: Mainneville, France

A former dancer who began her film career as the woman Peter Fonda has a brief affair with in "Two People" (1983), Nathalie Baye enjoyed her first brush with fame as Francois Truffaut's script girl assistant in the award-winning "Day for Night" (1973), uttering perhaps one of that film's more memorable lines: "I might leave a man for a movie, but I would never leave a movie for a man!" By the end of the decade, after two more Truffaut films and finely controlled performances in Bertrand Tavernier's "A Week's Vacation" (1980) and Claude Goretta's "A Girl from Lorraine" (1980), Baye had emerged as one of France's leading actresses, capable of a wide range of roles and demonstrating a constant maturity, not unlike American actresses like Barbara Stanwyck and Bette Davis. Among her internationally known films are Bob Swaim's slick thriller "La Balance," for which she won a Best Actress Cesar as a prostitute involved with a petty thief, and as the wife of a soldier (Gerard Depardieu) who comes home from war after many years in the medieval drama "The Return of Martin Guerre" (both 1982).

Highest rated movies

The Return of Martin Guerre
The Slap
Day for Night
Catch Me if You Can
The Guardians
Tell No One
Detective
Every Man for Himself

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
86% 97% Downton Abbey: A New Era Unknown (Character) $43.3M 2022
86% No Score Yet Haute couture Esther (Character) - 2021
87% No Score Yet My Best Part Bernadette Meyer (Character) - 2020
94% 54% The Guardians Hortense Sandrail (Character) $161.3K 2017
67% 48% Alibi.com Mme Martin (Character) - 2017
85% 69% Moka Marlène (Character) $126.3K 2016
44% 55% It's Only the End of the World Mother (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Assistant Marie-france (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prejudice La mère (Character) - 2015
17% 64% Lou! La grand-mère (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 54% Serial Killer 1 Maître Frédérique Pons (Character) $9.7K 2014
No Score Yet 40% Queens of the Ring Colette (Character) - 2012
84% 79% Laurence Anyways Laurence's Mother (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 64% Small World Elisabeth Senn (Character) - 2010
39% 46% Beautiful Lies Maddy Dandrieux (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 24% Together Is Too Much Marie-France (Character) - 2010
67% 50% Face Nathalie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% God's Offices Anne (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 41% A French Gigolo Judith (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off and Running Irène Montier-Duval (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 64% Michou d'Auber Gisele (Character) - 2007
93% 87% Tell No One Maître Elysabeth Feldman (Character) $6.2M 2006
No Score Yet 55% My Son La mère (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet La Californie Unknown (Character) - 2006
78% 64% The Young Lieutenant Commandant Caroline Vaudieu (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 38% One Stays, One Leaves Fanny (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Been Waiting So Long Jeanne (Character) - 2004
65% 49% The Flower of Evil Anne (Character) $181.8K 2003
No Score Yet 60% Feelings Carole (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 19% France boutique Sofia (Character) - 2003
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can Paula Abagnale (Character) $164.4M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnie's Minor Annoyances Lucie Barnich (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 55% Absolument fabuleux Patricia (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow's Another Day Sophie (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Matthieu Unknown (Character) - 2000
59% 51% Venus Beauty Institute Angèle (Character) $416.5K 1999
86% 80% Une Liaison Pornographique Her (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beware of My Love Muriel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Paparazzi Nicole (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Food of Love Michele (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bastard Brood Sophie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Machine Marie Lacroix (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francois Truffaut: Stolen Portraits Self - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lie Emma (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mensonge Emma (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 58% C'est la Vie Lena (Character) $801.8K 1990
13% No Score Yet The Man Inside Christine (Character) $30.5K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Other Weekend Camille Valmont (Character) $9.5K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Harm Intended Catherine (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet De guerre lasse Alice Mangin (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Engagements of the Heart Alice Mangin veuve Nathan (Character) - 1987
91% 54% Detective Françoise Chenal (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beethoven's Nephew Leonore (Character) $7.8K 1985
No Score Yet 8% Honeymoon Cécile Carline (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Story Donatienne Pouget/Marie-Thérèse Chatelard/Geneviève Avranche (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Right Bank, Left Bank Alexandra "Sacha" Vernakis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 57% I Married a Shadow Hélène (Character) - 1983
100% 80% The Return of Martin Guerre Bertrande de Rols (Character) $16.2K 1982
No Score Yet 67% La Balance Nicole Danet (Character) - 1982
80% 83% Beau-père Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Une étrange affaire Nina Coline (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Week's Vacation Laurence Cuers (Character) - 1981
90% 66% Every Man for Himself Denise Rimbaud (Character) $56.0K 1980
40% 54% The Green Room Cecilia Mandel (Character) - 1978
82% 85% The Man Who Loved Women Martine Desdoits (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 89% The Mouth Agape Nathalie (Character) - 1974
100% 67% The Slap Christine (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mouth Agape Unknown (Character) - 1973
98% 91% Day for Night Joelle (Character) $17.8K 1973

TV

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96% 97% Call My Agent! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nox Catherine Susini (Character) 2018