Béart in 2000
14 August 1963
|Other names||Emmanuelle Est|
|Spouse(s)||Daniel Auteuil (m. 1993–1998)
Michaël Cohen (m. 2008)
Emmanuelle Béart (born 14 August 1963) is a French film actress, who has appeared in over 50 film and television productions since 1972. Béart won a César Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Manon des Sources (1986). She has been nominated a further seven times for Most Promising Actress and Best Actress.
Early life 
In her late teens she spent her summer vacation with the English speaking family of a close friend of her father in Montreal. At the end of the summer the family invited her to stay with them and complete her baccalauréat at Collège international Marie de France.
Béart obtained an acting role in the 1976 film Tomorrow's Children. In her teens she appeared in bit parts in television, then went to Montreal, Canada to live with the family of a close friend of her fathers and complete her baccalauréat at Collège international Marie de France. Upon graduating she returned to France to attend drama school in Paris. A short time later she was cast in her first adult role in a film, and in 1986 she achieved fame with her role opposite Yves Montand, in the film Manon des Sources. For her performance, she won the 1987 César Award for "Best Supporting Actress". She also won the Silver St. George for Best Actress award at the 19th Moscow International Film Festival for her starring role in the 1995 film, A French Woman.
Nomination for César Award for Most Promising Actress
Nomination for César Award for Best Actress
- 1990 – Les Enfants du désordre (Children of Chaos)
- 1992 – La Belle Noiseuse (The Beautiful Troublemaker)
- 1993 – Un cœur en hiver (A Heart in Winter)
- 1996 – Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud (Nelly and Mr Arnaud)
- 2001 – Les Destinées Sentimentales (Sentimental Destinies)
In 2005, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue.
Personal life 
In the mid-1980s, she began a relationship with Daniel Auteuil (her co-star in Love on the Quiet, Manon des Sources, A Heart in Winter and A French Woman); they married in 1993 but divorced in 1998. Béart was also romantically linked to music producer David Moreau (since c. 1995 after she separated from Auteuil) and to film producer Vincent Meyer for two years until his suicide in May 2003. She has two children: Nelly Auteuil (born c. 1993), and Johan Moreau (born c. 1996). She married actor Michaël Cohen on 13 August 2008.
In addition to her screen work, Béart is also known for her social activism. She is an ambassador for UNICEF, and has made news for her opposition to France's anti-immigration legislation. In 1996, she made headlines when, defending the rights of the "sans-papiers" ("without papers", meaning illegal immigrants), she was removed after her group’s occupation of a Paris church.
In March 2012 Béart spoke out against plastic surgery in Le Monde saying that she regretted having an operation on her lips in 1990 when she was 27.
Selected filmography 
- Le grand Poucet (1980)
- Zacharius (1984)
- Raison perdue (1984)
- La femme de sa vie (1986)
- Et demain viendra le jour (1986)
- Les jupons de la révolution (1 episode, 1989)
- Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Retrieved 11 March 2012
- "Emmanuelle Beart Biography (1965–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
- "Emmanuelle Beart". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
- "19th Moscow International Film Festival (1995)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-20.
- "EMMANUELLE BEART – ACTRESS CONCEALS GRIEF AT CANNES". Contactmusic.com. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
- "Manon of the Spring". SuperiorPics.com. 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
Further reading 
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- Emmanuelle Béart at the Internet Movie Database
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- Emmanuelle Béart at AllRovi
- Emmanuelle Béart at AlloCiné (French)
- Official website