Born on February 20th 1974 in Paris, France, the daughter of David Alexander Winter, one of France's most popular rock icons of the '60s and '70s, and top fashion model Catty Winter, Ophélie, at the tender age of six, naturally gravitated into show business with a first record entitled La Dance des Klaxons.
At age 19, she was asked to host music and live entertainment shows geared towards teenage audiences. Ophélie's captivating charisma and dynamic personality immediately yielded high TV ratings and she became the darling of M6, the French equivalent of MTV.
No Soucy, her first album, was released in 1995 and zoomed to No 1 in the charts and 'Platinum' almost overnight. EastWest France, a Warner Music company, has been her label ever since. Her subsequent releases have enjoyed the same widespread success.
The acclaimed French director Claude Lelouch (A Man and a Woman, Les Misérables, Bolero ) cast Ophélie in her first major role in the B.O. HIT Hommes Femmes, Mode D'emploi with Anouk Aimée and Fabrice Luchini. She followed with the lead in Tout Doit Disparaitre [Everything Must Go] , yet another major box office success in France, and Bouge! (Alice On Stage) in 1997.
In June 1998 her forth picture, What I Did For Love, shot in Los Angeles, and co-starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue, Zentropa, Breaking Waves) was released, and with it, Ophélie started to acquire international recognition in the film industry.
Ophélie is debuting opposite Leslie Nielsen, in her first American production in 2001 A Space Travesty, a major international production.
As a confirmation to her ever increasing popularity she was asked to host the NRJ Awards in January 2000, the European equivalent of the Grammy awards. She is preparing a ninety minute special, The Ophélie Show, to be aired February 25th in prime time on TF1, the largest and most important French broadcaster.
Ophelie Winter Facts
|Birth Name||Ophelie Kleerekoper-Winter|
|Birthday||February 20, 1974 (44)|
|Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid + 2001|
|Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi|
|Tout doit disparaître|