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Isabelle Adjani

Born Jun 27, 1955

Isabelle Adjani is a French film actress and singer. 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 Adjani first gained fame as a classical actress for her interpretation of Agnès, the main female role in Molière's L'École des femmes, but soon left the Comédie française she had joined in 1972, to pursue a film career.
1974 19 Years Old After minor roles in several films, she enjoyed modest success in the 1974 film La Gifle (or The Slap). … Read More


1978 23 Years Old Only nineteen when she made the film, she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar and offers for roles in Hollywood films, such as Walter Hill's 1978 crime thriller The Driver.
1979 24 Years Old She then played Lucy in Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of Nosferatu (1979).
1981 26 Years Old In 1981, Adjani received the Cannes Film Festival's best actress award for the Merchant Ivory film Quartet based on the novel by Jean Rhys, and for the horror film Possession. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old In 1983, she won the César, for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the blockbuster One Deadly Summer. … Read More


1986 31 Years Old …  Adjani was romantically linked to actor Warren Beatty from 1986 to 1987, and Daniel Day Lewis from 1989 to 1995.
1988 33 Years Old In 1988, she co-produced and starred in a biopic of the sculptor Camille Claudel. … Read More
1994 39 Years Old Her fourth César win was for the 1994 film Queen Margot, an ensemble epic directed by Patrice Chéreau.


1995 40 Years Old He left her during her pregnancy with their son, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, who was born in 1995.
2004 49 Years Old Adjani was also engaged to composer Jean Michel Jarre; they broke up in 2004.


2009 54 Years Old In 2009, she denounced statements by Pope Benedict XVI claiming that condoms are not an effective method of AIDS prevention.
2010 55 Years Old Adjani was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur on 14 July 2010.
2011 56 Years Old In 2011 she was named 'The Most Beautiful Woman in Film' by the Los Angeles Times magazine.
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