In the 2004 film directed by Ziad Doueiri , Lila Says (French title: Lila dit ça), Giocante portrays a teenager who resides with her aunt in a rough neighborhood in Marseilles. Chief film critic for The New York TimesA.O. Scott compared her to Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman, being a femme more vital than fatale. He further wrote that Ms. Giocante's intoxicating mixture of gamine innocence and womanly knowingness is almost too much for the movie but her charisma.......give it a mood that is at once breathlessly romantic and cannily down to earth.
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.