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Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She gets the record for César Award for Best Actress, since she has won 5 for "Possession" (1981), "One Deadly Summer" (1983), "Camille Claudel" (1988), "Queen Margot" (1994) and "Skirt Day" (2009); she also gets a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, and German.
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==Isabelle Yasmina Adjani== (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer. She is one of the most acclaimed French actresses of all time. A five-time winner of the [[César Award]] for [[Best Actress]], she won for [[Possession]] (1981), [[One Deadly Summer]] (1983), [[Camille Claudel]] (1988), [[La Reine Margot]] (1994), and [[Skirt Day]] (2009), making her the only actress or actor in history to have five wins. She was made a [[Chevalier of the Legion of Honour]] in 2010, and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014.
===After success=== in the [[Comédie-Française]], Adjani's lauded performance as [[Adele Hugo]] in the 1975 film [[The Story of Adele H.]] earned her the first of two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her second nomination for [[Camille Claudel]] made her the first French actress to receive two nominations. She also won [[Best Actress]] at the [[1981 Cannes Film Festival]] for [[Possession and Quartet]], and the [[Silver Bear]] for [[Best Actress]] at the [[1989 Berlin Film Festival]] for Camille Claudel. Her other films include [[The Tenant]] (1976), [[Nosferatu the Vampyre]] (1979), [[Subway]] (1985), [[Diabolique]] (1996) and [[French Women]] (2014).
===Early life and education===
===Isabelle Yasmina Adjani=== was born on 27 June 1955 in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, to [[Mohammed Cherif Adjani]], an Algerian Kabyle father and [[Emma "Gusti" Augusta Schweinberger]], a German Catholic mother from Bavaria.
==="Gusti" met Adjani's father,=== Mohammed Adjani, near the end of World War II, when he was in the French Army. They married and she returned with him to Paris, not speaking a word of French. She asked him to take Cherif as his first name as it sounded more "American".
Isabelle grew up bilingual, speaking French and German fluently, in Gennevilliers, a northwestern suburb of Paris, where her father worked in a garage. She said her parents used their ethnic and cultural differences against each other in arguments. After winning a school recitation contest, Adjani began acting by the age of 12 in amateur theater. She successfully passed her baccalauréat and was auditing classes at the University of Vincennes in 1976.
===Adjani had a younger brother,=== Éric, who was a photographer. Éric died on 25 December 2010, aged 53.
===In 1979,=== she had a son, Barnabé Saïd-Nuytten, with the cinematographer Bruno Nuytten, whom she later hired to direct her project Camille Claudel, a biopic of the sculptor who was best known as the lover of Rodin.
===From 1989 to 1995,=== she had a relationship with Daniel Day-Lewis, who left before the birth of their son, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, in 1995.
===Adjani was later=== engaged to the composer Jean-Michel Jarre; they broke up in 2004.
==Isabelle Adjani== Actress - ===Born=== June 27, 1955 in Paris, France
===Birth Name=== Isabelle Yasmine Adjani
===Height=== 5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest, she began acting in amateur theater by the age of twelve. At the age of 14, she starred in her first motion picture, Le petit bougnat (1970). Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Award for Best Actress (5), which she won for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983) (aka "One Deadly Summer"), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) (aka "Queen Margot") and La journée de la jupe (2008) (aka "Skirt Day"). She was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, Italian and German. Adjani was made a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 2010.
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===Often plays women=== who have mental problems
===Often plays tragic=== heroines
Raised and schooled in Paris.
Has two children: Barnabé Nuytten, born in 1979 and fathered by Bruno Nuytten, and Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis, born in 1995, fathered by Daniel Day-Lewis.
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Engaged to musician Jean-Michel Jarre but later broke it off. [July 2002]
Her exotic beauty comes by way of an Algerian-Kabyle father and a German mother.
Recorded a million-selling album in 1983 with the hit single "Pull Marine" written by Serge Gainsbourg. The video was shot by Luc Besson.
Is the only actress in the history of French cinema to get five César awards (breaking her own record of four). She has won for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and La journée de la jupe (2008).
Said in a 1970 interview with Paris-Match that she would never wear pants "because her hips were too big".
Announced that she has broken up with her boyfriend of two years, musician Jean-Michel Jarre, revealing to the magazine Paris-Match that he had cheated on her. (June 2004)
Fluent in English and German. German was her first language, but then she forced herself to learn French.
Was selected as the second most beautiful woman (after Monica Bellucci) by the French public in the TV show "La plus belle femme du monde" on Nov. 8, 2004.
President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.
Born in the 17th district of Paris to an Algerian father and German mother.
Brother is photographer Eric Adjani.
Very close friends with Sharon Stone.
Lived with Daniel Day-Lewis from 1989 to 1994, and gave birth to their son Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis on 9 April 1995.
She has an entry in Jean Tulard's Dictionnaire du Cinéma/Les Acteurs published in Paris in 2007 (pages 11, 12).
In the '70s, Isabelle Adjani shared an apartment with Isabelle Huppert and the late actress Christine Pascal.
Father's name is Cherrif Adjani. Mother's maiden name is Emma Schweinberger.
She is one of 13 French actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination. The others in chronological order are: Claudette Colbert, Colette Marchand, Leslie Caron, Simone Signoret, Anouk Aimée, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert.
Was director Louis Malle's first choice for the role of "Violet" in Pretty Baby (1978).
Is one of six performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films; the others are Marcello Mastroianni for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977) and Dark Eyes (1987) (Italian), Sophia Loren for Two Women (1960) and Marriage Italian Style (1964) (Italian), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976) (Swedish), Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010) (Spanish), and Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (2007) and Two Days, One Night (2014) (French). Adjani was nominated for her performances in The Story of Adele H (1975) and Camille Claudel (1988) (French).
Was featured on the poster of the 39th César Awards. (2014).
Aunt of Zoé Adjani.
Was the 2nd French actress (out of 7) to be nominated for an Academy Award for a French-language performance. The others in chronological order are Anouk Aimée, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert.
===Personal Quotes (6)===
It's rare to find a director who really likes and knows how to look at a woman through the camera.
[in 1977] This is all very funny. Today I am a star - and tomorrow?
The Method is Judeo-Christian: if you go through pain, you can't miss. Rubbish. I'm more interested in the box itself than what's in it. How vs. why.
I like films that rest in the memory so I try and choose parts which have some kind of social or emotional force. For me, being an actress is not just a profession but a profession of faith.
[on the differences between American and French films] For me, there is no difference, for in both cases I remain myself. But as American budgets are more important, everything is in proportion and much more hierarchical, with a star system that, basically, exists only there, and that brings along constraints and a discipline unknown on European sets. In Europe, there are, even for a star, limits that can't be exceeded, or one risks being rejected by the crew. In America, the crew is really a proletariat in service of the star system, a system that functions like a true dictatorship and that no one, by the way, seems to challenge. No one says no, no one says stop. It's very strange.
[about her role in Possession]: "Possession" is only the type of film you can do when you are young. He is a director that makes you sink into his world of darkness and his demons. It is okay when you are young, because you are excited to go there. His movies are very special, but they totally focus on women, as if they are lilies. It was quite an amazing film to do, but I got bruised, inside out. It was exciting to do. It was no bones broken, but it was like, "How or why did I do that?" I don't think any other actress ever did two films with him.
===Salary (1)=== La journée de la jupe (2008) 150,000 euros
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