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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    Guardian (UK) - Feb 06, 2014
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    The Economist - Jan 30, 2014


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


1971 Birth Born on July 21, 1971.


1984 12 Years Old Gainsbourg made her musical debut with her father on the song "Lemon Incest" in 1984. … Read More
1986 14 Years Old …  In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress" for L'effrontée, and, in 2000, she won "Best Supporting Actress" for the film La Bûche.


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 She made her stage debut 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. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old In 2000, Gainsbourg was featured on the Madonna album Music on the track "What It Feels Like For A Girl". … Read More
2001 29 Years Old The track was further remixed for the single version of this song in 2001, with Gainsbourg's The Cement Garden speech repeated during the song.


2004 32 Years Old In 2004, she sang a duet with French pop star Étienne Daho on his single "If".
2006 34 Years Old In 2006, Gainsbourg released her second album 5:55 to critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the top spot on the French charts and achieving platinum status in the country. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old Gainsbourg's head injury in 2007 influenced the title of the album "IRM", an abbreviation for the French translation of "magnetic resonance imaging". … Read More
2010 38 Years Old Her song "Heaven Can Wait" was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week on 2 March 2010.


She was on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012.
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