Vahina Giocante

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Vahina Giocante
Vahina Giocante Cannes.jpg
Vahina Giocante, 2009
Born (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981 (age 35)
Orléans, France
Nationality French
Occupation Actress

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


As Marie in Marie Baie des Anges (1997), she is among a group of young wanderers who become enmeshed in love, hate, and violence on the French Riviera.

In 1999 she appeared in No Scandal (French: Pas de scandale) directed by Benoît Jacquot.[1]

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 Times A.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.[2]

In 2009 she appeared in Bellamy, the last film of celebrated French director Claude Chabrol.[3]

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)
  • Trader Games (Original title: Krach (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
  • Stolen Life (1998) — Sigga
  • Marie Baie des Anges ("Angel Sharks" / "Marie from the Bay of Angels") (1997) — Marie


  1. ^ Holden, Stephen. "NY Times: No Scandal". NY Times. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  2. ^ "Teenage Coquetry and Seduction, Across a Deep Divide". "FILM REVIEW", The New York Times, JUNE 24, 2005
  3. ^ "A Detective Who Solves Crimes for a Living, and as a Pastime". "FILM REVIEW", The New York Times, OCT. 28, 2010

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