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Isabelle Adjani

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Isabelle Adjani (born June 27, 1955) is an actress and movie producer.

Born Isabelle Yasmine Adjani in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, France, she is the daughter of an Algerian-Turkish father and a German mother.

One of her country's best known actresses, and recognized worldwide, at a young age Isabelle Adjani was drawn to acting, playing in amateur theater by the age of twelve. As a fourteen-year-old, she appeared in her first motion picture. After minor roles in several films, in 1974 she received positive reviews and much public acclaim for her performance in the film, La Gifle, (The Slap). The following year she was cast in her first starring role in François Truffaut's film, L'Histoire d'Adele H., (The Story of Adele H.). For her work, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress bringing offers for roles in Hollywood films.

In 1981 she received the César Award, France's equivalent of an Oscar, for her role in Possession. In 1983 and 1988 she won the César again. In 1989, she co-produced and starred in the film Camille Claudel. She would receive her fourth César Award and second nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film as well as a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Following this publicity, she was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.

She has one son, Gabriel-Kane Adjani, from her tempestuous six-year relationship with British actor Daniel Day-Lewis. The child was born in 1996, several months after Day-Lewis broke off with the actress via a faxed message. She reportedly became engaged to French musician Jean Michel Jarre in 2002, though the couple's relationship ended in June 2004, when the actress announced to Paris Match, two months before the reportedly scheduled marriage, that she had discovered Jarre was having an affair with the actress Anne Parillaud. Jarre, for his part, insisted that he and Adjani had already been separated for six months and that he never intended to marry her at any time.

Multi-lingual, Ms. Adjani performs in her native French language, English and German.

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