Virginie Besson-Silla

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Virginie Besson-Silla
Virginie Besson-Silla by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Virginie Besson-Silla in 2016.
Born Virginie Silla
Ottawa, Canada
Other names Virginie Silla-Besson
Occupation Film producer
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Luc Besson (2004–present)

Virginie Besson-Silla (born in 1972) is a Canadian film producer who has made a variety of different films including action films, romantic films, a comic adaptation, a biographical film, and an animation.[citation needed] She is married to French writer-producer-director Luc Besson.

Life and career[edit]

Virginie Silla was born in Ottawa, Canada as a daughter of a Senegalese diplomat and a French physiotherapist.[1] She is the sister-in-law of Vincent Perez by her sister Karine Silla, who is an actress and was one-time partner of Gerard Depardieu.[citation needed]

Since her marriage in 2004 to Luc Besson, Virginie has been known as Virginie Silla-Besson or Virginie Besson-Silla. The couple has three children: Thalia; Satine; and Mao Besson.[citation needed]

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).[2]



  1. ^ "Virginie Silla". Gala. 
  2. ^ 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. 

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