Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953 in Paris.   She made her film debut in 1972 with “Faustine et le bel ete”.   In 1980 she went to Hollywood to make “Heaven’s Gate” which at the time was not a critical success.   It is now regarded as a classic.In 1987 she was back in the U.S. to make “The Bedroom Window”.   Most recently she was back in New York to guest star in 2010 in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

IMDB entry:

Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d’Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset‘s “Un caprice”. She then studied at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career, which includes Ivan Turgenev‘s “A Month in the Country”,Euripides‘ “Medea” (title role) etc. She made her movie debut in 1971 and soon became one of the top actresses of her generation, giving fine performances in important films, like Claude Goretta‘s The Lacemaker (1977), as a simple-minded girl who falls in love with – and is betrayed by – a student, Jean-Luc Godard‘s Every Man for Himself (1980), as a prostitute, and Maurice Pialat‘s Loulou (1980), as an upper-class woman who is physically attracted by a young vagabond. She made her US debut playing a brothel madam in Michael Cimino‘s disastrous Heaven’s Gate (1980) and has an extremely productive collaboration with Claude Chabrol, who cast her in several movies, includingViolette (1978), in which she played a young woman who murders her parents, and Story of Women (1988), in which she gave an excellent performance as a shameless abortionist, the last woman to be executed in France. More recent good films includePatricia Mazuy‘s The King’s Daughters (2000) and Michael Haneke‘s controversial The Piano Teacher (2001), as a sexually repressed piano teacher.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Thanassis Agathos<

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