Category:Best Actress César Award winners
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The following 23 pages are in this category, out of 23 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Juliette Binoche – Juliette Binoche is a French actress, artist and dancer. She has appeared in more than 60 feature films, been recipient of international awards. Coming from a background, she began taking acting lessons during adolescence. Her sensual performance in her English-language debut The Unbearable Lightness of Being, directed by Philip Kaufman, for her performance in Lasse Hallströms romantic comedy Chocolat, Binoche was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. During the 2000s she maintained a career, alternating between French and English language roles in both mainstream and art-house productions. In 2010, she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Abbas Kiarostamis Certified Copy making her the first actress to win the European Best Actress Triple Crown. In 2008 she began a tour with a modern dance production in-i devised in collaboration with Akram Khan. Binoche was born in Paris, the daughter of Jean-Marie Binoche, a director, actor, and sculptor, and Monique Yvette Stalens, a teacher, director, and actress. Her father, who is French, also has one eighth Portuguese-Brazilian ancestry, juliettes mother was born in Częstochowa, Poland. Binoches maternal grandfather, Andre Stalens, was born in Poland, of Belgian and French descent, both of them were actors who were born in Częstochowa, the German Nazi occupiers imprisoned them at Auschwitz as intellectuals. When Binoches parents divorced in 1968, four-year-old Binoche and her sister Marion were sent to a boarding school. During their teens, the Binoche sisters spent their holidays with their maternal grandmother. Binoche has stated that this perceived parental abandonment had an effect on her. She was not particularly academic and in her years began acting at school in amateur stage-productions. At 17 she directed and starred in a student production of the Eugène Ionesco play and she studied acting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur dArt Dramatique, but quit after a short time as she disliked the curriculum. In the early 1980s, she found an agent through a friend and joined a troupe, touring France, Belgium. Around this time she began lessons with acting coach Vera Gregh, after this Binoche secured her first feature-film appearance with a minor role in Pascal Kanés Liberty Belle. Her role required just two days on–set, but was enough to inspire Binoche to pursue a career in film, Binoches early films established her as a French star of some renown
2. Marion Cotillard – Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace who achieved international fame with the film La Vie en Rose. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, Cotillard has appeared in more than 50 feature films and is also known for being the face of Lady Dior handbags since 2008. She became a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2010 and she received Frances highest honor and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour in 2016. She made her Hollywood debut as Joséphine Bloom in Tim Burtons Big Fish and her performance of Luisa Contini in the musical Nine, earned her a second Golden Globe nomination. She next starred in Michael Manns Public Enemies as Billie Frechette, Cotillard became one of only six actors to receive multiple Academy Award nominations for foreign-language performances. Cotillard played Joan of Arc on stage in different countries between 2005 and 2015 in the oratorio Jeanne dArc au bûcher. She provided voice acting for animated films as The Rose in The Little Prince, April in April and the Extraordinary World and Scarlet Overkill in the French version of Minions. Her other notable French and Belgian films include La Belle Verte, Furia, War in the Highlands, Lisa, Pretty Things, Love Me If You Dare, Innocence, Toi et Moi and Dikkenek. Cotillard was born in Paris, and grew up around Orléans, in an inclined, bustling. Her father, Jean-Claude Cotillard, is an actor, teacher, former mime, Cotillards mother, Niseema Theillaud, who has Kabyle ancestry, is also an actress and drama teacher. Her two younger brothers Quentin and Guillaume are twins, Guillaume is a screenwriter and director. Cotillard began acting during her childhood, appearing in one of her fathers plays, or How I Got into an Argument, and the comedy La Belle Verte, directed by Coline Serreau. In 1998, she appeared in Gérard Pirès action comedy Taxi, playing Lilly Bertineau, the film was a hit in France and she was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress. Cotillard reprised the role in two sequels, Taxi 2 and Taxi 3 and she then ventured into science fiction with Alexandre Ajas post-apocalyptic romantic drama, Furia in 1999. That same year, Cotillard starred in the Swiss war drama film War in the Highlands, in 2001, she appeared in Pierre Grimblats film Lisa, playing the title role and younger version of Jeanne Moreaus character, co-starring with Benoît Magimel and Sagamore Stévenin. In the same year, she starred in Gilles Paquet-Brenners film Pretty Things, in the drama, Cotillard portrayed twins of completely opposite characters, Lucie and Marie, and she was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress for her performances. In 2002, Cotillard starred in Guillaume Niclouxs thriller A Private Affair, in 2003, Cotillard had a notable supporting role in Tim Burtons film Big Fish. In the same year, she starred in the French romantic comedy film Love Me If You Dare, as Sophie Kowalsky, the film was directed by Yann Samuel and was a box office hit in France
3. Catherine Deneuve – Catherine Deneuve is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, Francois Truffaut, in 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu as the official face of Marianne, Frances national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award nominee, she won for her performances in Truffauts The Last Metro and she is also noted for her support for a variety of liberal causes. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress for Belle de Jour, and she also won the 1998 Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for Place Vendôme. Other films include Scene of the Crime, My Favourite Season,8 Women and her English-language films include The April Fools, Hustle, The Hunger and Dancer in the Dark. In 2015, she starred in The Brand New Testament and Standing Tall, Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, France, the daughter of French stage actors Maurice Dorléac and Renée Simonot. Deneuve was her mothers name, which she chose for her stage name. Her work for Buñuel would be her most famous, further prominent films from this early time in her career included Jean-Paul Rappeneaus A Matter of Resistance, and Demys musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. Her starring roles at the time were featured in films as A Slightly Pregnant Man with Marcello Mastroianni. She made her film as a producer in 1988, Drôle dendroit pour une rencontre. In 1997, Deneuve was the protagonist in the video for the song NOubliez Jamais sung by Joe Cocker. In 1998 she won acclaim and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Place Vendôme. In the late 1990s, Deneuve continued to appear in a number of films such as 1999s five films Est-Ouest, Le temps retrouvé, Pola X, Belle maman. In 2000, Deneuves part in Lars von Triers musical drama Dancer in the Dark alongside Icelandic singer Björk was subject to critical scrutiny. The film was selected for the Palme dOr at the Cannes Film Festival and she made another foray into Hollywood the following year, starring in The Musketeer for Peter Hyams. In 2002, she shared the Silver Bear Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in 8 Women. In 2005, Deneuve published her diary A lombre de moi-meme, in it she writes about her experiences shooting the films Indochine and she also provided the voice role of Marjane Satrapis mother in Satrapis animated autobiographical film Persepolis, based on the graphic novel of the same name. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël, during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival with Ali Naderzad, Deneuve was asked which was her own favorite film
4. Annie Girardot – Annie Girardot was a three-time César Award winning French actress. She often played strong-willed, independent, hard-working, and often women, imbuing her characters with an earthiness. Over the course of a career, she starred in nearly 150 films. In 1955, she began her career, making her film debut in Treize à table. Her performance in Jean Cocteaus play La Machine à écrire in 1956 was admired by the author who called her The finest dramatic temperament of the Postwar period, in 1958, Luchino Visconti directed her opposite Jean Marais in a French stage adaptation of William Gibsons Two for the Seesaw. In 1962, she married Italian actor Renato Salvatori, in 1968, she also starred in the cult anti-consumerism French film Erotissimo. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe, and remains Girardots biggest box office hit in France and she Talks or Philippe de Brocas Dear Detective. In 1974, she starred in the hit teen movie, La Gifle, as Isabelle Adjanis mother. In 1972, she said in an interview to The New York Times, citing as Exhibit A her role as a freak in The Ape Woman. I believe that the acting of any role — from duchess to kitchen slavey — must be a form of transformation, in 1977, she won her first César Award for Best Actress portraying the title character in the drama Docteur Françoise Gailland. Throughout the 1970s, she was the highest paid actress in France, indeed, between the release of Live for Life in 1967 and Jupiters Thigh in 1980,24 of her films have attracted more than one million admissions in France. In her 1989 autobiography, Vivre daimer, she wrote of her popularity that People didnt come to watch a beautiful, vamp-like creature, I played a judge, a lawyer, a taxi driver, a cop, a surgeon. I was never a glamorous star, the 1980s were less kind, as her career floundered and parts dwindled. In 1983, she lost a fortune when Revue Et Corrigée and she subsequently battled depression, but bounced back with several television series in France and Italy. However, Girardot had a comeback on the big screen playing a peasant wife in Claude Lelouchs Les Misérables. The role won her a second César Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1996, upon accepting the award, a joyous and tearful Girardot expressed her happiness that she had not been forgotten by the film industry in a speech that remained very famous. In 1992, she was the Head of the Jury at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival, in 2002, she was awarded the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Piano Teacher. She collaborated with director Michael Haneke again, in Caché, on stage she had a triumph in 1974 with Madame Marguerite, which became her signature role that she reprised on numerous occasions until 2002
5. Isabelle Huppert – Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in more than 100 films and television productions since her debut in 1971. She is the most nominated actress for the César Award, with 16 nominations and she twice won the César Award for Best Actress, for La Cérémonie and for Elle. Huppert was made Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1994 and was promoted to Officier in 2005 and she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009. Hupperts first César nomination was for the 1975 film Aloïse, in 1978, she won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for The Lacemaker. Her other films in France include Loulou, La Séparation,8 Women, Gabrielle, Amour, among international films most prolific actresses, Huppert has worked in Italy, Russia, Central Europe, and on the Asian continent. Her English-language films include, Heavens Gate, I Heart Huckabees, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, and Louder Than Bombs. In 2016, Huppert garnered international acclaim for her work in Elle, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won Best Actress awards from the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, Huppert is the most nominated actress for the Molière Award, with 7 nominations. She made her London stage debut in the role of the play Mary Stuart in 1996. She returned to the New York stage in 2009 to perform in Heiner Müllers Quartett, Huppert was born in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the daughter of Annick, an English teacher, and Raymond Huppert, a safe manufacturer. She has a brother and three sisters, including filmmaker Caroline Huppert and her father was Jewish, his family is from Prešov and Alsace-Lorraine. Huppert was raised in her mothers Catholic faith, Huppert was encouraged by her mother to begin acting at a young age, and became a teenage star in Paris. She later attended Versailles Conservatoire, where she won a prize for her acting and she is also an alumna of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Paris, CNSAD. Huppert made her debut in 1971 with Le Prussien. Her later appearance in the controversial Les Valseuses made her increasingly recognized by the public and her international breakthrough came with La Dentelliere, for which she won a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles. In 1994, Huppert collaborated with American director Hal Hartley on Amateur and she also appeared in Michael Hanekes The Piano Teacher, which is based on a novel of the same name by Austrian author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004, Elfriede Jelinek. In this film, she played a teacher named Erika Kohut. Regarded as one of her most impressive turns, her performance netted the 2001 Best Actress prize in Cannes, in 2004, she starred in Christophe Honorés Ma Mère as Hélène with Louis Garrel
6. Isabelle Adjani – Isabelle Yasmina Adjani is a French film actress and singer. She is one of the most acclaimed French actresses of all time and she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010, and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. After success in the Comédie-Française, Adjanis lauded performance as Adele Hugo in the 1975 film The Story of Adele H. earned her the first of two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second nomination for Camille Claudel made her the first French actress to receive two nominations and she also won Best Actress at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for Possession and Quartet, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival for Camille Claudel. Her other films include The Tenant, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Subway, Diabolique, gusti met Adjanis father, Mohammed Adjani, near the end of World War II, when he was in the French Army. They married and she returned him to Paris, not speaking a word of French. She asked him to take Cherif as his first name as it sounded more American, Isabelle grew up bilingual, speaking French and German fluently, in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris, where her father worked in a garage. She said her parents used their ethnic and cultural differences against each other in arguments, after winning a school recitation contest, Adjani began acting by the age of twelve in amateur theater. She successfully passed her baccalauréat and was auditing classes at the University of Vincennes in 1976, Adjani had a younger brother Éric, who was a photographer. Éric died on 25 December 2010, aged 53, at the age of 14, Adjani starred in her first motion picture, Le Petit bougnat. She first gained fame as an actress at the Comédie française. She was praised for her interpretation of Agnès, the female role in Molières LÉcole des femmes. She soon left the theatre to pursue a film career, after minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle, which François Truffaut saw. He immediately cast her in her first major role in his The Story of Adèle H. which he had finished writing five years prior, critics praised her performance, with the American critic Pauline Kael describing her acting talents as prodigious. Only 19 when she made the film, Adjani was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and she quickly received offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hills 1978 crime thriller The Driver. She had previously turned down the chance to star in films like The Other Side of Midnight and she had described Hollywood as a city of fiction and said, Im not an American. I didnt grow up with that will to win an award, Truffaut on the other hand said, France is too small for her. I think Isabelle is made for American cinema and she agreed to make The Driver because she was an admirer of Hills first film Hard Times
7. Sandrine Bonnaire – Sandrine Bonnaire is a French actress, film director and screenwriter, who has appeared in more than 40 films. She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress for À nos amours, the César Award for Best Actress for Vagabond and her other films include Under the Sun of Satan, Monsieur Hire, East/West and The Final Lesson. Bonnaire was born in the town of Gannat, Allier, in the Auvergne region and she was born into a working-class family, the seventh of eleven children. Her acting career began at the age of 16 in 1983 and she played a girl from Paris beginning her sexual awakening. In 1984, she was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actress and her international breakthrough came in 1986 when she played the main character in Sans toit ni loi, directed by Agnès Varda, for which she won her second César Award. She portrays a vagrant who fails both physically and morally, the film Monsieur Hire directed by Patrice Leconte followed in 1989, along with further work with directors Jacques Doillon and Claude Sautet. In 1995, she starred as a simple maid in Claude Chabrols widely acclaimed thriller La Cérémonie. The film and its stars won awards internationally, including for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for both Bonnaire and co-star Isabelle Huppert, in 2004, she starred in another Patrice Lecontes film, Intimate Strangers, which was an arthouse box office hit in the United States. Bonnaire has a daughter, Jeanne, from a relationship with actor William Hurt and they acted together in Secrets Shared with a Stranger. Since March 2003 she has married to actor and screenwriter Guillaume Laurant, with whom she has had a second daughter
8. Jeanne Moreau – Jeanne Moreau is a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Seven Days, Seven Nights, the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for Viva Maria. and the César Award for Best Actress for The Old Lady Who Walked in the Sea. She has also been the recipient of several awards, including a BAFTA Fellowship in 1996. Moreau made her debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing roles in films in 1949, impressing in a Fernandel vehicle Meutres. in 1950. She achieved prominence as the star of Elevator to the Gallows, directed by Louis Malle, most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continued to appear in films into her eighties. Moreau was born in Paris the daughter of Katherine, a dancer who performed at the Folies Bergère, and Anatole-Désiré Moreau, moreaus father was French, her mother was English, a native of Lancashire in England, and of part-Irish descent. Moreaus father was Catholic and her mother, originally a Protestant, when a young girl, the family moved south to Vichy, spending vacations at the ancestral village of Mazirat, a town of 30 houses in a valley in the Allier. It was wonderful there, Moreau said, every tombstone in the cemetery was for a Moreau. During the war, the family was split and Moreau lived with her mother in Paris, Moreau ultimately lost interest in school at age 16 and, after attending Jean Anouilhs Antigone, found her calling as an actor. She later studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and her parents separated permanently while Moreau was at the conservatory and her mother, after 24 difficult years in France, returned to England with Jeannes younger sister, Michelle. In 1947, Moreau made her debut at the Avignon Festival. She debuted at the Comédie-Française in Ivan Turgenevs A Month in the Country and, from the late 1950s, after appearing in several successful films, she began to work with the emerging generation of French film-makers. Elevator to the Gallows with first-time director Louis Malle was followed by Malles The Lovers, the latter film, controversial in its day, led the media to tag her The New Bardot. Largely thanks to those films, Moreau went on to work many of the best known New Wave. François Truffauts New Wave film Jules et Jim, her biggest success internationally, is centred on her starring role. In 1983 she was head of the jury at the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival, in 2005, she was awarded with the Stanislavsky Award at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival. Moreau has had success as a vocalist and she has released several albums and once performed with Frank Sinatra at Carnegie Hall
9. Yolande Moreau – Yolande Moreau is a Belgian comedian, actress, film director and screenwriter. She has won three César Awards from four nominations, Moreau is prize-winner of three César Awards, one for best first film and two as best actress. She has more of the awards than any other Belgian actress and she made her debut in cinema with the director Agnès Varda with two movies, Sept pièces and Vagabond. In 1989 she joined Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeieffs troupe, of which she one of the stars, especially with the TV programme. She make her debut with the movie When the Sea Rises, in which she also starred. The movie is really loved by the critics and Yolande Moreau won two César Awards for Best Debut and Best Actress, Moreau stars in the French horror thriller film The Pack, which premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Her 2013 film Henri was screened in the Directors Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, movies starring Yolande Moreau with more than a million of entries in France. Yolande Moreau at the Internet Movie Database Yolande Moreau at AlloCiné
10. Nathalie Baye – Nathalie Marie Andrée Baye is a French film, television and stage actress. She began her career in 1970 and has appeared in more than 80 films, a ten-time César Award nominee, her four wins were for Every Man for Himself, Strange Affair, La Balance, and The Young Lieutenant. In 2009, she was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and her other films include Day for Night, Catch Me If You Can, Tell No One and The Assistant. Baye was born in Mainneville, Eure, Normandy to Claude Baye and Denise Coustet, at 14 she joined a school of dance in Monaco. Three years later she went to the United States and her second cinema appearance was in Two People directed by Robert Wise. She became more known as the script girl in La Nuit américaine by François Truffaut. Throughout the 1970s she played the girlfriend or nice provincial girl in film. In 1981, she won her first César, for best supporting artist in Sauve qui peut by Jean-Luc Godard, there then followed Le Retour de Martin Guerre and La Balance. Her four-year relationship with Johnny Hallyday made them a celebrity couple, after changing her image by playing a streetwalker in La Balance, she widened her scope with more obscure characters in Jai épousé une ombre and En toute innocence. In 1986, she returned to the theatre with an interpretation of Adriana Monti, Nathalie Baye at the Internet Movie Database Nathalie Baye at AllMovie Nathalie Baye at AlloCiné