Isabelle Huppert, one of the best French actresses, celebrates her 60th birthday today.
Born in Paris on March 16th 1953, she started her acting career at the age of 18. Since her first film “Faustine et le bel été” in 1972 she has been seen in more than hundred films for the cinema and the TV. She played with so many famous film directors such as Bertrand Blier, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Luc Godard, Claude Goretta, Claude Sautet, André Téchiné, Claude Chabrol, Francois Ozon and more recently Michael Haneke.
It is with “La dentelière” (1977) that she was noticed and received a prize at the British Academy Film Awards for the most promising newcomer in a leading role in films. She was in “Les Valseuses” (1974), “Coup de Torchon” (1981), “La Cérémonie” (1996), “The Piano Teacher” (2001) “8 Femmes” (2002) and in “Amour” (2012), which received a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2013.
With over 32 year experience the talented actress, Isabelle Huppert, has won many awards. She was nominated 13 times at the Césars for Best or Supporting Actress and won the César for Best actress in 1996 for “La Cérémonie”. She was made Best Actress at the Festival of Cannes in 1978 & 2001 and was the President of the Jury there in 2009. She received the prize for Best Actress at the International Film Festival of Moscow in 1991 for her remarkable role in “Madame de Bovary.”
Isabelle Huppert does not seem to slow down and will be in many new movies coming out his year and next year. There are “The disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” directed by Ned Benson (coming out in September 2013), “Tip Top” directed by Serge Bozon and “Abus de Faiblesse” directed by Catherine Breillat.
In the action film “Dead Man Down” directed by Danish Niels Arden Oplev, which was released on March 8th in the USA, she plays Valentine Louzon besides Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace.
She was recently seen in Berlin at the Berlinale in February of this year to present “The Nun” (La Religieuse), a film from director Guillaume Nicloux. It is coming out on the screens on March 20th. She was invited for a celebration after the Première of “The Nun” at the French Institute in Berlin with the other actors for drinks and hors-d’oeuvres. All were welcomed by the Ambassador of France in Berlin, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, before signing the poster of the film. She was accompanied by her husband and manager, Ronald Chammah, and the director of Première magazine, Florence Ben Sadoun.
The couple married in 1982 and have three children. Ronald Chammah is a director and screenwriter. They became grand-parents for the first time in January from their first child, Lolita.