Mouglalis in 2012
26 April 1978 |
Fréjus, Var, France
|Spouse(s)||Vincent Raes (2013–2014)|
|Partner(s)||Samuel Benchetrit (2005-2012)
Benjamin Biolay (2015-present)
Anna Mouglalis (born 26 April 1978) is a French actress.
Life and career
Mouglalis was born in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, to a French mother and Greek father. She spent her youth in the Var département, before moving back to Nantes with her family. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a masseuse.
Until 2001 Mouglalis studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris (CNSAD) under the direction of Daniel Mesguich. In addition to her native French, she speaks fluent English, Italian, and Spanish, and understands Greek to a limited extent.
In 1997, she had begun an acting career in La Nuit du Titanic, played in Paris. In the same year she was chosen by Francis Girod for the film Terminal. In 2000 she co-starred with Isabelle Huppert in Claude Chabrol's Merci pour le chocolat. After appearing in Novo (2002) by Jean Pierre Limosin, she was cast by Roberto Andò for the thriller Sotto falso nome. In 2003, she played in La Maladie de la mort, a film in black and white by first-time director Asa Mader, which previewed at the Venice Film Festival. In this same year, she co-starred in a Greek film, called Real Life (Alithini Zoi), directed by Panos Koutras. In 2005 she took part in two Italian movies: Romanzo criminale, directed by Michele Placido, and Mare buio, where she was featured alongside Luigi Lo Cascio.
In a TV movie called Les Amants du Flore and directed by Ilan Duran Cohen, Mouglalis played Simone de Beauvoir, with Jean-Paul Sartre played by co-star Lorànt Deutsch. Together they had a great public and critical triumph. Critics praised their portrayals of these literary figures, showing their romance and the birth of their careers.
Along with her career as an actress, Mouglalis began a successful modelling career. In 2002 she was chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for the ad campaign for the Amateur Allure de Chanel perfume. He uses her as one of his "muses," promoting Chanel bags, fine jewelry, and watches.
|2000||Merci pour le chocolat||Jeanne Pollet||Claude Chabrol|
|La Captive||Isabelle||Chantal Akerman|
|De l'histoire ancienne||The nurse||Orso Miret|
|La Vie nouvelle||Melania||Philippe Grandrieux|
|The Wolf of the West Coast||Mai||Hugo Santiago|
|2003||Playing 'In the Company of Men'||Ophélie||Arnaud Desplechin|
|The Malady of Death||The woman||Asa Mader||Short|
|2004||Strange Crime||Milla||Roberto Andò|
|Real Life||Joy Martinokosta||Panos H. Koutras|
|En attendant le déluge||Milena||Damien Odoul|
|2005||Romanzo Criminale||Patrizia||Michele Placido||Cabourg Film Festival - Best New Actress
Nominated - Italian Online Movie Award for Best Cast
|To oneiro tou Ikarou||Priest's Wife||Costa Natsis|
|2006||Mare nero||Veronica||Roberta Torre|
|Les amants du Flore||Simone de Beauvoir||Ilan Duran Cohen||TV Movie|
|2007||J'ai toujours rêvé d'être un gangster||Suzy||Samuel Benchetrit|
|2009||Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky||Coco Chanel||Jan Kounen|
|2010||Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life||Juliette Gréco||Joann Sfar|
|Mammuth||The disabled||Benoît Delépine & Gustave de Kervern|
|2011||Chez Gino||Simone Roma||Samuel Benchetrit (2)|
|L'angle mort||Pierra||Florence Benoist||Short|
|2012||Kiss of the Damned||Xenia||Xan Cassavetes|
|Reason||Clement Belrose||Bruno Ilogti||Short|
|2014||Leopardi||Fanny Targioni-Tozzetti||Mario Martone|
|Un voyage||Mona||Samuel Benchetrit (3)|
|Pluie d'été||Agathe||Cyril de Gasperis||Short|
|L'homme de l'île Sandwich||Lio's mother||Levon Minasian||Short|
|Republican Gangsters||Amélie Dorendeu||Ziad Doueiri||TV Series (8 Episodes)
Nominated - ACS Award for Best Actress
Director / Writer
|2009||X Femmes||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1997||La Nuit du Titanic||Michel Pascal||Michel Pascal||Théâtre Rive-Gauche|
|1999||Spring Awakening||Frank Wedekind||Michel Pascal (2)||Tour|
|2003||The Country||Martin Crimp||Louis-Do de Lencquesaing||Théâtre de l'Œuvre|
|2004||HEROINE||Asa Mader||Asa Mader||Castello Maniace|
- Rees, Jasper (March 29, 2009). "The Sunday Times: Audrey Tautou and Anna Mouglalis star as Coco Chanel". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved April 25, 2010.
- "Festival de Cannes: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
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