Charlotte Gainsbourg

Born Jul 21, 1971

Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg is an Anglo-French actress and singer. After releasing an album with her father at the age of fifteen, more than twenty years passed before she released three albums as an adult to commercial and critical success. Gainsbourg has also appeared in many films, including several directed by Lars von Trier, and has received both a César Award and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.… Read More

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    Chicago Times - Jan 07, 2016
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    Guardian (UK) - Feb 06, 2014
  • New Cinema: The Weird World Of Lars Von Trier
    The Economist - Jan 30, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charlotte Gainsbourg.


1971 Birth Born on July 21, 1971.
1980 8 Years Old By 1980, her parents' relationship had dissolved and her mother left her father for the director Jacques Doillon.
1982 10 Years Old Her half sister Lou Doillon was born in 1982 as a result of the union.


1984 12 Years Old Gainsbourg made her musical debut on the controversial song "Lemon Incest" in 1984. … Read More
1985 13 Years Old Gainsbourg would go on to work with her stepfather in the film The Temptation of Isabelle in 1985 and later in Amoureuse in 1992, which also starred her spouse Yvan Attal. … Read More
…  She has a young brother, Lucien "Lulu" Gainsbourg, born in 1986 from her father's relationship with Bambou. … Read More
1988 16 Years Old In 1988 she appeared together with her mother in a set of films, Kung Fu Master and the documentary drama Jane B. by Agnes V., both directed by Agnès Varda.
1991 19 Years Old After her parents separated, Gainsbourg's father descended into alcoholism, eventually dying of a heart attack in 1991. … Read More


1993 21 Years Old In 1993, Gainsbourg made her English-speaking debut in The Cement Garden, written and directed by her uncle, Andrew Birkin.
1994 22 Years Old Her stage debut was in 1994, in David Mamet's Oleanna at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse.
1996 24 Years Old In 1996, Gainsbourg starred as the title character in Jane Eyre, a film adaption of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel.
2000 28 Years Old In 2000, she won the César Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for the film La Bûche.


2003 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 35 Years Old In 2007, she appeared as Claire in the Todd Haynes-directed Bob Dylan biographical film I'm Not There, also contributing a cover version of the Dylan song "Just Like a Woman" to the film soundtrack.
2009 37 Years Old In 2009, she won the award for Best Actress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for the film Antichrist.
2010 38 Years Old Gainsbourg starred in the French/Australian production, The Tree, released in 2010, and in Lars von Trier's science fiction disaster film, Melancholia.


She was on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.
Gainsbourg was raised in Paris alongside her half-sister from her mother's marriage to composer John Barry, Kate Barry, who died in 2013 after an accidental fall out a window.
2014 42 Years Old She was featured in the Hear the World Calendar 2014, the proceeds of which were to benefit the foundation’s projects.
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