Emmanuelle Béart

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Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart 2000.jpg
Béart in 2000
Born Emmanuelle Béhart-Hasson
(1963-08-14) 14 August 1963 (age 50)
Gassin, France
Other names Emmanuelle Est
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Daniel Auteuil (m. 1993–98)
Michaël Cohen (m. 2008)
Children Nelly Auteuil (b. 1993)
Johan Moreau (b. 1996)

Emmanuelle Béart (born 14 August 1963)[1] 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[edit]

Béart was born Emmanuelle Béhart-Hasson in St. Tropez (some sources say Gassin), on the French Riviera, the daughter of Geneviève Galéa, a former model, and Guy Béart, a singer and poet.[2]

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.[3]

Career[edit]

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 father's 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.[4]

In addition to her award for Best Supporting Actress, she has also been nominated for 7 César Awards for Most Promising Actress and Best Actress in the following performances:

Nomination for César Award for Most Promising Actress

Nomination for César Award for Best Actress

In the 5 May 2003 issue of the French edition of Elle magazine, Béart, aged 39, appeared nude with a younger man:[5] "The entire print-run of 550,000 copies sold out in just three days, making it the biggest-selling issue in the fashion glossy's long history."[6]

In 2005, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue.

Personal life[edit]

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)[3][7] and to film producer Vincent Meyer for two years until his suicide in May 2003.[5] She has two children: Nelly Auteuil (born c. 1993), and Johan Moreau (born c. 1996).[3] She married actor Michaël Cohen on 13 August 2008.[7]

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.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Emmanuelle Béart at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival.
Emmanuelle Béart in 2004

Cinema[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 First Desires Hélène David Hamilton
1986 Manon des Sources Manon Claude Berri
1987 Date with an Angel Angel Tom McLoughlin
1988 Door on the Left as You Leave the Elevator Eva Édouard Molinaro
1990 Captain Fracassa's Journey Isabella Ettore Scola
La Belle Noiseuse Marianne Jacques Rivette
1991 I Don't Kiss Ingrid André Téchiné
A Heart in Winter Camille Claude Sautet
1994 Hell Nelly Claude Chabrol
1995 A French Woman Jeanne Régis Wargnier
1995 Nelly and Mr. Arnaud Nelly Claude Sautet
1996 Mission: Impossible Claire Phelps Brian de Palma
1997 Don Juan Elvire Jacques Weber
1998 Time Regained Gilberte Raoul Ruiz
1999 Season's Beatings Sonia Danièle Thompson
2000 Sentimental Destinies Pauline Pommerel Olivier Assayas
2001 Replay Nathalie Catherine Corsini
8 Women Louise François Ozon
2002 Strayed Odile André Téchiné
Searching For Debra Winger as herself Rosanna Arquette
The Story of Marie and Julien Marie Delambre Jacques Rivette
2003 Nathalie... Nathalie / Marlène Anne Fontaine
2005 Hell Sophie Danis Tanovic
2006 A Crime Alice Parker Manuel Pradal
2007 The Witnesses Sarah André Téchiné
Disco France Navarre Fabien Onteniente
2008 Vinyan Jeanne Bellmer Fabrice Du Welz
2010 Nous Trois Marie
Ça commence par la fin Gabrielle
2011 Ma compagne de nuit Julia
2012 Bye Bye Blondie Frances
Télé gaucho Patricia Gabriel
2013 Par exemple, Électre Chrysothémis
2014 My Mistress Maggie/ The Mistress
2014 Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles Iris

Television[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Retrieved 11 March 2012
  2. ^ "Emmanuelle Beart Biography (1965–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Emmanuelle Beart". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "19th Moscow International Film Festival (1995)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Actress Conceals Grief At Cannes". Contactmusic.com. 25 May 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Mottram, James. Emmanuelle Béart: 'Sometimes you feel more naked when you're totally dressed than the other way round' The Independent, 20 June 2009
  7. ^ a b "Manon of the Spring". SuperiorPics.com. 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Emmanuelle Béart : la chirurgie esthétique, "ça a été effroyable" Le Monde, 02.03.2012

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