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Besson-Silla in 2016
1972 (age 45–46)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Other names||Virginie Silla-Besson|
|Spouse(s)||Luc Besson (2004–present)|
Virginie Besson-Silla (born 1972) is a French film producer. She has made a variety of different films including action films, romantic films, comic adaptations, biographical films and an animation. She is married to French filmmaker Luc Besson.
Life and career
Silla was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of a Senegalese diplomat and a French physiotherapist. She is the sister-in-law of actor Vincent Perez by her sister Karine Silla, who is an actress. Since her marriage in 2004 to Luc Besson, Virginie has been known as Virginie Silla-Besson or Virginie Besson-Silla. The couple have three children: Thalia; Satine; and Mao Besson. In 2010, Time quoted Luc saying she was a more perfect producer than he was and that she hereby enabled him to focus on directing his artistically most demanding, sumptuous film The Lady (2011).
- 2001: Yamakasi
- 2002: Peau d'Ange
- 2003: La Felicita, le bonheur ne coûte rien
- 2004: À ton image
- 2005: Au suivant !
- 2005: Revolver
- 2006: Love and Other Disasters
- 2007: The Secret
- 2010: From Paris with Love
- 2010: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
- 2011: The Lady
- 2012: La mécanique du cœur
- 2013: The Dream Kids
- 2014: 3 Days to Kill
- 2014: Lucy
- 2017: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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- Marshall, Andrew (17 December 2010). "I said, "I know a better producer [he nods at his wife Virginie Besson-Silla] and why don't I direct?"". Time Magazine. New York. Retrieved 5 February 2011.