Vahina Giocante

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Vahina Giocante
Vahina Giocante Cannes.jpg
Vahina Giocante, 2009
Born (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981 (age 32)
Orléans, France
Nationality French
Occupation Actress
Height 5'4" (163 cm)

Vahina Giocante (born 30 June 1981) is a French actress.

Movie roles[edit]

As Marie in Marie Baie des Anges (1998), she is among a group of young wanderers who become enmeshed in love, hate, and violence on the French Riviera.

In Lila Says (2005 in film) Giocante portrays a teenager who resides with her aunt in a rough neighborhood in Marseilles. A New York Times reviewer compares her to Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman, being a femme more vitale than fatale.

Critic A.O. Scott says that Giocante's combination of innocence and womanly awareness is somewhat overwhelming. However, her charisma and Doueiri's style lend Lila Says an earthiness and romantic quality. The motion picture was adapted from a 1996 novel whose authorship is uncertain.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Orléans, France, she went to school at the Lycée Paul-Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence and previously danced with the Marseille Opera. According to Vahina, her name means "Welcome" in Malagasy[clarification needed]. When she was 20 she had a son, Nino. His father is musician Martin Gamet.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • 30 Beats (2011) Kim
  • La blonde aux seins nus (2010)
  • Le Premier Cercle (2009) — Elodie
  • Bellamy (2009) — Nadia Sancho
  • Secret Défense (2008) — (Diane / Lisa)
  • 99 Francs (2007) — (Sophie)
  • A Curtain Raiser (2006) Rosette
  • U (2006) — (voice)
  • Riviera (2005) — Stella
  • Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005) (TV) — Marie-Hélène
  • Lila dit ça ("Lila Says") (2004) — Lila
  • Cadeau d'Éléna, Le ("Elena's Gift") (2004) — Marie
  • Maigret: Les petits cochons sans queue (2004) (TV) — Germaine Leblanc
  • Blueberry: L'expérience secrète ("Renegade") (2004) — Madeleine
  • Intermittenze del cuore, Le (2003) — young Fiametta
  • Soldats de Salamine ("Soldiers of Salamina") (2003) — assistante sociale à Dijon
  • Vivante ("Alive") (2002) — Claire
  • "Algérie des chimères, L'" (2001) (mini) TV Series — Jeanne 20 ans
  • Bella ciao (2001) — Bianca
  • Fantômes de Louba, Les (2001) — Jeannie as a teenager
  • Libertin, Le ("The Libertine") (2000) — Angélique Diderot
  • Pas de scandale ("Keep It Quiet" / "No Scandal") (1999) — Stéphanie
  • Voleur de vie ("Stolen Life") (1998) — Sigga
  • Marie Baie des Anges ("Angel Sharks" / "Marie from the Bay of Angels") (1997) — Marie

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