Isabelle Yasmine Adjani is one of France’s greatest actresses and enjoys international recognition. Born in Paris to an Algerian father and a German mother, she started performing at an early age. At 17, she was asked to join the Comédie-Française—making her the youngest actress ever to attend the prestigious institution. Adjani is the only French actress who has been awarded five Césars (France’s version of the Oscars), winning best actress for her performances in POSSESSION (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981), ONE DEADLY SUMMER (Jean Becker, 1983), CAMILLE CLAUDEL (Bruno Nuytten, 1988), QUEEN MARGOT (Patrice Chéreau, 1994), and LA JOURNEE DE LA JUPE (Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, 2009). She received two Oscar nominations for her performances in THE STORY OF ADELE H. (François Truffaut, 1975) and CAMILLE CLAUDEL and has won two best actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival for her remarkable performances in POSSESSION and QUARTET(James Ivory, 1981). Her most recent movie, THE WORLD IS YOURS(Romain Gavras, 2018), was shown as part of the Directors’ Fortnight 2018 in Cannes. Adjani is a brand ambassador for L’Oréal Monde.
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