Lisa Azuelos

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Lisa Azuelos
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Elise-Anne Bethsabée Azuelos

(1965-11-06) 6 November 1965 (age 53)
Other namesLisa Alessandrin
OccupationFilm director, producer, writer

Lisa Azuelos (born 6 November 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French director, writer, and producer. She is the daughter of singer Marie Laforêt and her father is of Sephardic descent.[1]


Lisa Azuelos is the daughter of French singer and actress Marie Laforêt and of Judas Azuelos, a Moroccan Jew of Sephardic descent. She has a younger brother and a step-sister, Deborah.

Her parents separated when she was 2 years old. Her mother kept her and sent her and her brother to a Swiss boarding school, "Les Sept Nains", where children were allegedly maltreated physically and mentally.[2] Afterwards the two siblings were sent to live with someone in a small village in the department of Sarthe.

She stayed with her father since the age of twelve. That is the time she discovered his Sephardic heritage.

 Lisa Azuelos was introduced to her future husband, film producer Patrick Alessandrin, by Luc Besson. The couple has three children, Carmen, Illan and Thaïs. They divorced after 11 years of marriage.

Lisa Azuelos has a film production company, which she named Bethsabée Mucho after her paternal great-grandmother Bethsabée.


Year Title Credited as Notes
Director Screenwriter Producer Actress
1993 Classe mannequin Yes TV series
1995 Ainsi soient-elles Yes Yes Yes Credited as Lisa Alessandrin
1996 La Femme rêvée Yes Telefilm; credited as Lisa Alessandrin
2001 15 August Yes Credited as Lisa Azuelos-Alessandrin
2002 Ti Amo Yes Yes Yes Yes Short
2005 Cavalcade Yes
2006 Hey Good Looking! Yes Yes
2008 LOL (Laughing Out Loud) Yes Yes Yes
2009 Victor Yes
2010 Tout ce qui brille Yes Co-producer
2012 LOL Yes Yes Yes Yes Executive producer
2012 Max Yes
2014 Quantum Love Yes Yes Yes Yes
2014 Free the Nipple Yes
2014 L’Enfer me ment Yes Short
2015 14 Million Screams Yes Yes Yes Short
2015 Noctambule Yes Short
2015 One Wild Moment Yes
2015 The Boss's Daughter Yes
2017 Dalida Yes Yes Yes


  1. ^ "Lisa Azuelos". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  2. ^ Diatkine, Anne (21 April 2014). "Lisa Azuelos. La fille aux œufs d'or". Libération (journal) (in French). Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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