Godrèche's first film appearance was as Claudia Cardinale's daughter in L'Ete prochain. At age 14, she left school to play her first screen lead in Benoit Jacquot's Les Mendiants and the following year left home for good to pursue a film and theater career.
In 1994 her novel Point de côté was published in France by Broché Publishers to good reviews.
Godrèche was not well-known to American audiences until Patrice Leconte's Ridicule was released in 1996. The film introduced her to Americans in the role of Mathilde de Bellegarde. In 1997 she starred with Leonardo di Caprio in The Man in the Iron Mask. Her fans consider her a beauty and an example of innocent sensuality.
She was nominated for a 2002 Cesar Award for her performance in the suprise European hit, L'Auberge espagnole.
Judith Godreche Facts
|Birthday||March 23, 1972 (45)|