born on 21/7/1971 in London, England, United Kingdom
|Birth name||Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg|
|Born|| July 21 1971
|Labels||Phonogram Records, Atlantic Records, Because Music, Vice Recordings|
Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (born 21 July 1971) is an Anglo-French actress and singer-songwriter.
Gainsbourg was born in London, and was raised in Paris. She attended École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel in Paris. She is the daughter of British actress and singer Jane Birkin and French singer-songwriter, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. Her maternal grandmother was actress Judy Campbell and her uncle is the screenwriter Andrew Birkin, who directed her in The Cement Garden. Gainsbourg's longtime partner is the French actor/director Yvan Attal, with whom she has two children, Ben (born on 12 June 1997) and Alice (born on 8 November 2002).
On 5 September 2007, Gainsbourg was rushed to a Paris hospital where she underwent surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage. She had been experiencing headaches since a minor water skiing accident in the United States several weeks prior.
Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut playing Catherine Deneuve's daughter in the film Paroles et musique (1984). In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress" for L'effrontée, and, in 2000, she won "Best Supporting Actress" for the film La Bûche.
In 1993, Gainsbourg made her English speaking debut in The Cement Garden, written and directed by her uncle, Andrew Birkin.
In 1994, Gainsbourg made her stage debut in David Mamet's Oleanna at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse. Gainsbourg has sung the title song in three of her films.
In 1996, Gainsbourg starred as the title character in Jane Eyre, the acclaimed film adaption of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel.
In 2005 she gained critical praise for her role alongside Charlotte Rampling in the surreal thriller Lemming.
In 2007, Gainsbourg appeared alongside Gael Garcia Bernal in Michel Gondry's La Science des rêves and as Claire in the Todd Haynes directed Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, also contributing a cover of the Dylan song "Just Like a Woman" to the film's soundtrack.
In 2008, she appeared alongside Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney in the film The City of Your Final Destination. She later began filming for the Patrice Chereau film project Persecution.
In 2009, she won the award for Best Actress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for the film Antichrist.
Patrice Chereau's Persecution premiered in September 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in competition for the Golden Lion. The film is an intense study of a relationship, also starring Romain Duris and Jean-Hugues Anglade. Gainsbourg's mother Jane Birkin also had a film screening in competition, Jacques Rivette's 36 Views from the Pic Saint-Loup.
She has finished filming an Australian production, The Tree scheduled for a 2010 release. Her next project will be the Lars von Trier Sci-fi-disaster film, Melancholia.
Gainsbourg made her musical debut with her father on the song "Lemon Incest" in 1984. Two years later, she released her debut album Charlotte for Ever, which was produced by her father.
In 2000, Gainsbourg was featured on the Madonna album, Music on the track "What It Feels Like For A Girl". There is a lengthy spoken intro by Gainsbourg, taken from the film The Cement Garden, which inspired the title of the song. The track was further remixed for the single version of this song in 2001, with Gainsbourg's The Cement Garden speech repeated during the song.
In 2004, she sang a duet with French pop star Étienne Daho on his single "If".
In 2006, Gainsbourg released her second album 5:55 to critical acclaim and commercial success, reaching the top spot on the French charts and achieving platinum status in the country. In the UK, the album was moderately successful, reaching #78 (The single "The Songs That We Sing" only made #129).
In late 2009, Gainsbourg released her third studio album, IRM, which was produced by Beck. One of the influential factors in the album's creative process was her time spent filming Antichrist.. Gainsbourg's head injury in 2007 influenced the title of the album "IRM," which is the French translation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). While receiving a brain scan, she began to think about music. "When I was inside that machine, she said, it was an escape to think about music. Its rhythm. It was very chaotic.
Her song Heaven Can Wait was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week on March 2, 2010.
|1984||Paroles et musique||Charlotte Marker|
|1985||La tentation d'Isabelle||L'enfant|
|L'Effrontée||Charlotte Castang||César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|1986||Charlotte For Ever||Charlotte||Serge Gainsbourg film|
|1988||La Petit Amour||Lucy||aka Kung-fu master!|
|Jane B. par Agnès V.||La fille de J.||Agnès Varda film|
|The Little Thief||Janine Castang||aka La petite voleuse|
|1990||Il sole anche di notte||Matilda||Paolo and Vittorio Taviani film|
|1991||Merci la vie||Camille Pelleveau|
|Aux yeux du monde||Juliette Mangin||Éric Rochant film|
|1992||Amoureuse||Marie||aka The Lover|
|1993||The Cement Garden||Julie||Andrew Birkin film|
|1994||Grosse Fatigue||Herself||aka Dead Tired|
|1996||Jane Eyre||Jane Eyre||Franco Zeffirelli film|
|Anna Oz||Anna Oz||Éric Rochant film|
|Love etc.||Marie||Marion Vernoux film|
|1999||The Intruder||Catherine Girard|
|La Bûche||Milla Robin||aka Season's Beatings|
|2000||Passionnément||Alice Almeida||aka Passionately|
|2001||Félix et Lola||Lola||Patrice Leconte film|
|My Wife Is an Actress||Charlotte||aka Ma Femme est une actrice|
|2002||La merveilleuse odyssée de l'idiot Toboggan||Voice|
|2003||21 Grams||Mary Rivers|
|2004||Une star internationale||Herself||Short film|
|Ils Se Marièrent et Eurent Beaucoup d'Enfants||Gabrielle||aka ...And They Lived Happily Ever After|
|2005||L'un reste, l'autre part||Judith||aka One Stays, the Other Leaves|
|Lemming||Bénédicte Getty||Dominik Moll film|
|2006||Nuovomondo||Lucy Reed||aka The Golden Door|
|Prête-moi ta main||Emma||aka I Do/Rent a Wife|
|La Science des rêves||Stéphanie||aka The Science of Sleep|
|2007||I'm Not There||Claire||Todd Haynes film|
|2008||The City of Your Final Destination||Arden Langdon||Awaiting release|
|2009||Antichrist||She|| Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award
Bodil Award for Best Actress
|Persécution||Sonia||Patrice Chéreau film|
|2010||The Tree||Dawn||Julie Bertuccelli film Post-Production|
|2010||Melancholia||TBA||Lars von Trier film. Pre-production|
|2000||Nuremberg||Marie Claude Vaillant-Couturier||Miniseries|
- Charlotte for Ever (1986)
- 5:55 (2006)
- IRM (2009)
- Source of real name and birth date: birth certificate provided by the French Ministère des affaires étrangères, according to this web site
- Movie Habit: Interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal
- Charlotte Gainsbourg has emergency brain surgery. NME (06 September 07).
- Festival de Cannes: Antichrist. festival-cannes.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-09.
- Latest On Von Trier's Melancholia Empire online. 25 March 2010
- Slater, Lydia, Charlottes web, The Times, 3 June 2007. URL accessed on 28 April 2010.
- Une fin d'année sous le signe de Charlotte Gainsbourg (July 29 2009).
- BECK TO APPEAR ON CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG ALBUM. Contact Music (19 November 2008).
- Beck collaborates with Charlotte Gainsbourg on new album. NME (18 November 2008).
- FROM THE DARKNESS OF SHADOWS: CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG INTERVIEWED. The Quietus (4 November 2009).
- Charlotte Gainsbourg's Skull Sessions (L.A. Weekly. February 07 2010).
Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Official website
- Review of 5:55 on Subculture Magazine
- Interview with Jean-Paul Enthoven, L'Officiel, September 2001
- Charlotte Gainsbourg at the Internet Movie Database
- Fashion Meets Music: Charlotte Gainsbourg