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Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg

A versatile talent who has achieved a remarkable level of success both as an actress and recording artist, Charlotte Gainsbourg radiates timeless beauty and grace in all of her endeavors.

Gainsbourg will soon star in Michel Gondry's Science of Sleep opposite Gael Garcia Bernal. The film is a sentimental comedy about a day dreamer (Bernal) who falls in love with his lovely neighbor (Gainsbourg) and starts to confuse his dreams with reality. The film is set to be released by Warner Independent Pictures in September 2006. Gainsbourg will also soon star in Todd Haynes I'm Not There opposite Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Julianne Moore.

Gainsbourg made her film debut at the age of twelve in Paroles et Musique opposite Catherine Deneuve. She then starred in Claude Miller's L'Efrontee which garnered her the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress in 1986.

At the age of twelve, Gainsbourg recorded a song, Lemon Incest with her father, French singer-songwriter, Serge Gainsbourg. Following the song at the age of fifteen, she starred in Charlotte Forever a provocative film directed by her father, Serge Gainsbourg, where she played his daughter.

Continuing to work with her talented family, Gainsbourg acted in Agnes Varda's Kung-Fu Master with her mother, actress Jane Birkin. Gainsbourg made her American film debut in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams starring opposite Sean Penn.

Gainsbourg's other film credits include Claude Miller's The Little Thief which earned her a Cesar nomination, Bertramd Blier's Mercie La Vie, Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden, Franco Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre, Eric Rochant's Anna Oz, Marion Vernoux's Love Etc which also gained her a Cesar nomination, Daniele Thompson's La Buche which resulted in a Cesar award for Best Supporting Actress, David Bailey's The Intruder, Yvan Attal's My Wife Is An Actress and Happily Ever After.

Gainsbourg recorded her first album Charlotte Forever in 1986. Since then she has contributed tracks to various film soundtracks and group albums. Her latest album titled 5:55 will be released in September 2006 in Europe and early 2007 in the U.S.

Gainsbourg was born in London and currently resides in Paris.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg Facts

Birth Name Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg
BirthdayJuly 22, 1971 (51)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

The City of Your Final Destination
Confession of a Child of the Century
3 Hearts
The Tree
Jane Eyre
21 Grams
Nymphomaniac: Volume I
Nymphomaniac: Extended Director's Cut Volume 1 & 2
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