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Birth name:Isabelle Yasmine Adjani.
Born:June 27, 1955 in Paris' 17th arrondissement.
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Actress Isabelle Adjani Biography:
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani is an Algerian-German mix, she performs in her native French, English, and German.
Yasmine Adjani holds a record of four César Awards for Best Actress, and two-time Academy Award-nominated French film actress and singer.
Isabelle Adjani grew up in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine to an Algerian Berber father, Mohammed Adjani, and a German mother, Augusta Gusti. Isabelle was drawn to acting at a young age, playing in amateur theater by the age of twelve, at the age of fourteen-year-old, she made her first appearance motion picture.
Isabelle 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 in 1972 left the Comédie française to start her movie career. After minor roles in several films, she received positive reviews and much public acclaim for her performance in the 1974 film La Gifle (The Slap).
The following year, she was cast in her first starring role in François Truffaut's which resulted in a nomination for the Best Actress Oscar and got her some offers for roles in Hollywood films. Then Isabelle Adjani played Lucy in Werner Herzog 1979 remake of Nosferatu (1979).
In 1981, Isabelle Adjani received the Cannes Film Festival's best actress award for the Merchant Ivory film Quartet, and for the horror film Possession. The following year, Isabelle received her first César Award for Possession. In 1983, she won the César, for her depiction of a vengeful woman in the French blockbuster One Deadly Summer.
Isabelle Adjani says, "Before I became an actress, I was desperately fat, ugly, and stupid. One day I was on the road, moaning, and a man thought I was merely acting. He took me to a very rich, smart man who nursed me back to health. He then gave me a job as an actress. I am very happy about this!"
In 1989, Isabelle Adjani co-produced and starred in a biopic of the tragic French sculptor Camille Claudel. She received her third César and second Oscar nomination for her role in the film, which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Then after her great success as an actress Isabelle Adjani was chosen by People magazine as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' in the world. Her fourth César win was for the 1994 film Queen Margot, an ensemble epic directed by Patrice Chéreau.
Isabelle Adjani has two sons: Barnabé Nuytten with Bruno Nuytten, and Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis from her six-year relationship with Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis.