Isabelle Adjani

Born Jun 27, 1955

Isabelle Adjani is a French film actress and singer of Algerian descent. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Awards for Best Actress with five, for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). Adjani was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981 and a Berlin Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1989.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Isabelle Adjani.


1955 Birth Born on June 27, 1955.


1972 17 Years Old She first gained fame as a classical actress at the Comédie française, which she joined in 1972. … Read More
1974 19 Years Old After minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle (The Slap), which François Truffaut saw. … Read More


1978 23 Years Old She quickly received offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hill's 1978 crime thriller The Driver. … Read More
1979 24 Years Old She played Lucy in the German director Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of Nosferatu which was well-received critically and performed well at box offices in Europe. … Read More
1981 26 Years Old In 1981, she received a double Cannes Film Festival's Best Actress award for her roles in the Merchant Ivory film Quartet, based on the novel by Jean Rhys, and in the horror film Possession (1981). … Read More
1983 28 Years Old In 1983, she won her second César for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the French blockbuster One Deadly Summer. … Read More


1988 33 Years Old In 1988, she co-produced and starred in a biopic of the sculptor Camille Claudel. … Read More
1989 34 Years Old …  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.
1994 39 Years Old She received her fourth César for the 1994 film Queen Margot, an ensemble epic directed by Patrice Chéreau. … Read More


2009 54 Years Old It was premiered on the French Arte channel on 20 March 2009, attaining a record 2.2 million viewers) and then in movie theaters on 25 March 2009.
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010, and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. … Read More
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