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Seigner at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
|Born||22 June 1966|
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer|
Roman Polanski (m. 1989)
|Children||2, including Morgane Polanski|
Emmanuelle Seigner (born 22 June 1966) is a French actress, former fashion model, and singer. She is known for her roles in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), The Ninth Gate (1999) and Frantic (1988). She has been nominated for a César Award for Best Actress for Venus in Fur (2013), and for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Place Vendôme (1998) and La Vie En Rose (2007). She is married to Polish film director Roman Polanski.
Life and career
Seigner was born in Paris to a photographer father and a journalist mother. She is the granddaughter of the actor Louis Seigner and sister of the actress Mathilde Seigner. She was educated at a Catholic convent school and began modelling at the age of fourteen.
She married Roman Polanski on 30 August 1989, and they have two children: daughter Morgane and son Elvis. Polanski is 33 years her senior. Her husband directed her in Frantic (1988), Bitter Moon (1992) and The Ninth Gate (1999). In 2010, Seigner was featured in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, which went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2012, she played the principal role of Vanda in Polanski's French film adaption of David Ives's two-character play Venus in Fur, based on the Austrian novel of the near-same name, for which she received praise as Vanda, an actress, playing against writer and theatre director Thomas played by Mathieu Amalric.
Seigner appears as the main character in the music video "Hands Around My Throat" by Death in Vegas. In 2006, she became the lead singer of the pop rock band Ultra Orange, and the group's name was changed to Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle. They released a self-titled album in 2007. Seigner released a solo album called Distant Lover in 2014. She and Polanski live with their two children in Paris. She was an ambassadress of the Polish brand Dr Irena Eris.
|1984||Year of the Jellyfish||Christopher Frank|
|1985||Détective||Princess of the Bahamas||Jean-Luc Godard|
|1986||Cours privé||Zanon||Pierre Granier-Deferre|
|1990||Dark Illness||The Girl||Mario Monicelli|
|1992||Bitter Moon||Micheline "Mimi" Bouvier||Roman Polanski|
|1994||Le Sourire||Odile||Claude Miller|
|1996||Pourvu que ça dure||Julie Neyrac||Michel Thibaud|
|La divine poursuite||Bobbi||Michel Deville|
|1998||RPM||Michelle Claire||Ian Sharp|
|Place Vendôme||Nathalie||Nicole Garcia||Nominated – César Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1999||The Ninth Gate||The Girl||Roman Polanski|
|Buddy Boy||Gloria||Mark Hanlon|
|2001||Laguna||Thelma Pianon||Dennis Berry|
|Streghe verso nord||Lucilla||Giovanni Veronesi|
|2003||Corps à corps||Laura Bartelli||François Hanss|
|Os Imortais||Madeleine Durand||António-Pedro Vasconcelos|
|2004||Happily Ever After||Nathalie||Yvan Attal|
|Sans toi||Armelle||Liria Bégéja||Short|
|2005||Backstage||Lauren Waks||Emmanuelle Bercot|
|2007||La Vie en rose||Titine||Olivier Dahan||Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
|The Diving Bell and the Butterfly||Céline Desmoulins||Julian Schnabel|
|Four Last Songs||Helena||Francesca Joseph|
|Change of Plans||Sarah Mattei||Danièle Thompson|
|2010||Essential Killing||Margaret||Jerzy Skolimowski|
|2012||A Few Hours of Spring||Clémence||Stéphane Brizé|
|In the House||Esther Artole||François Ozon|
|The Man Who Laughs||Duchess Josiane||Jean-Pierre Améris|
|2013||Venus in Fur||Vanda Jourdain||Roman Polanski||International Cinephile Society Award – Best Actress|
Nominated – César Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Lumières Award for Best Actress
|2016||Heal the Living||Marianne||Katell Quillévéré|
|Et Derrière Moi une Cage Vide||Lidia||Fanny Ardant|
|Le divan de Staline||Lidia||Fanny Ardant|
|The Siege of Jadotville||Madame LaFontagne||Richie Smyth|
|2017||Based on a True Story||Delphine||Roman Polanski|
|2018||At Eternity's Gate||The Woman from Arles / Madame Ginoux||Julian Schnabel|
|2019||An Officer and a Spy||Roman Polanski|
- Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle (2007) Sony
- Dingue (2010)
- Distant Lover (2014)
- Diabolique (as L'épée) (2019) (with Anton Newcombe & The Liminanas)
- "Emmanuelle Seigner Biography (1966-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
- La Vénus à la Fourrure. Premiere (in French). Retrieved 21 November 2013.
- Premiere (in French). 2007. p. 114. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
- "Bourges: les filles du printemps". LExpress.fr (in French). 23 April 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
- Les inrockuptibles (in French). Editions Indépendantes. 2007. p. 61. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
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