World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Emmanuelle Béart

Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart in 2015
Born Emmanuelle Béhart-Hasson
(1963-08-14) 14 August 1963
Gassin, France
Other names Emmanuelle Est
Occupation Actress
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s) Daniel Auteuil (m. 1993–95)
Michaël Cohen (m. 2008)
Children 2

Emmanuelle Béart (born 14 August 1963)[1] is a French film actress, who has appeared in over 60 film and television productions since 1972. An eight-time César Award nominee, she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1986 film Manon des Sources. Her other film roles include La Belle Noiseuse (1991), A Heart in Winter (1992), Nelly and Mr. Arnaud (1995), Mission: Impossible (1996) and 8 Women (2002).


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Selected filmography 4
    • Film 4.1
    • Television 4.2
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Béart was born Emmanuelle Béhart-Hasson in St. Tropez (some sources say Gassin), on the French Riviera, the daughter of Geneviève Galéa, a former model, and Guy Béart, a singer and poet.[2]

In her late teens she spent her summer vacation with the English-speaking family of a close friend of her father in Montreal. At the end of the summer the family invited her to stay with them and complete her baccalauréat at Collège international Marie de France.[3]


Béart obtained an acting role in the 1976 film Tomorrow's Children. In her teens she appeared in bit parts in television. Upon graduating from the Collège International Marie de France in Montreal, she returned to France to attend drama school in Paris. A short time later she was cast in her first adult role in a film, and in 1986 she achieved fame with her role opposite 19th Moscow International Film Festival for her starring role in the 1995 film, A French Woman.[4]

In addition to her award for Best Supporting Actress, she has also been nominated for 7 César Awards for Most Promising Actress and Best Actress in the following performances:

Nomination for César Award for Most Promising Actress

Nomination for César Award for Best Actress

In the 5 May 2003 issue of the French edition of Elle magazine, Béart, aged 39, appeared nude with a younger man:[5] "The entire print-run of 550,000 copies sold out in just three days, making it the biggest-selling issue in the fashion glossy's long history."[6]

In 2005, she participated in Rendez-vous en terre inconnue.

Personal life

In the mid-1980s, she began a relationship with Daniel Auteuil (her co-star in Love on the Quiet, Manon des Sources, A Heart in Winter and A French Woman); they married in 1993 but divorced in 1995. Béart was also romantically linked to music producer David Moreau (since c. 1995 after she separated from Auteuil)[3][7] and to film producer Vincent Meyer for two years until his suicide in May 2003.[5] She has two children: Nelly Auteuil (born c. 1993), and Johan Moreau (born c. 1996).[3] She married actor Michaël Cohen on 13 August 2008 at Genappe in Belgium, and separated in 2011.[7]

In addition to her screen work, Béart is also known for her social activism. She is an ambassador for UNICEF, and has made news for her opposition to France's anti-immigration legislation. In 1996, she made headlines when, defending the rights of the "sans-papiers" ("without papers", meaning illegal immigrants), she was removed after her group’s occupation of a Paris church.

In March 2012, Béart spoke out against plastic surgery in Le Monde saying that she regretted having an operation on her lips in 1990 when she was 27.[8]

Selected filmography

Emmanuelle Béart in 2004


Year Title Role Director
1983 First Desires Hélène David Hamilton
1986 Manon des Sources Manon Claude Berri
1987 Date with an Angel Angel Tom McLoughlin
1988 Door on the Left as You Leave the Elevator Eva Édouard Molinaro
1990 Captain Fracassa's Journey Isabella Ettore Scola
1991 La Belle Noiseuse Marianne Jacques Rivette
I Don't Kiss Ingrid André Téchiné
1992 A Heart in Winter Camille Claude Sautet
1994 Hell Nelly Claude Chabrol
1995 A French Woman Jeanne Régis Wargnier
1995 Nelly and Mr. Arnaud Nelly Claude Sautet
1996 Mission: Impossible Claire Phelps Brian de Palma
1998 Don Juan Elvire Jacques Weber
1999 Time Regained Gilberte Raoul Ruiz
1999 Season's Beatings Sonia Danièle Thompson
2000 Sentimental Destinies Pauline Pommerel Olivier Assayas
2001 Replay Nathalie Catherine Corsini
2002 8 Women Louise François Ozon
Searching for Debra Winger as herself Rosanna Arquette
2003 Strayed Odile André Téchiné
The Story of Marie and Julien Marie Delambre Jacques Rivette
Nathalie... Nathalie / Marlène Anne Fontaine
2005 Hell Sophie Danis Tanovic
2006 A Crime Alice Parker Manuel Pradal
2007 The Witnesses Sarah André Téchiné
2008 Disco France Navarre Fabien Onteniente
Vinyan Jeanne Bellmer Fabrice Du Welz
2010 Nous Trois Marie
Ça commence par la fin Gabrielle
2011 Ma compagne de nuit Julia
2012 Bye Bye Blondie Frances
Télé gaucho Patricia Gabriel
2013 Par exemple, Électre Chrysothémis
2014 My Mistress Maggie/ The Mistress
2014 Les Yeux jaunes des crocodiles Iris Dupin
2015 Beyond the Known World Louise


  • Le grand Poucet (1980)
  • Zacharius (1984)
  • Raison perdue (1984)
  • La femme de sa vie (1986)
  • Et demain viendra le jour (1986)
  • Les jupons de la révolution (1 episode, 1989)
  • D'Artagnan et les trois mousquetaires (2005)


  1. ^ Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Emmanuelle Béart Fiche de la personne Retrieved 11 March 2012
  2. ^ "Emmanuelle Beart Biography (1965–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Emmanuelle Beart". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "19th Moscow International Film Festival (1995)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Actress Conceals Grief At Cannes". 25 May 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2010. 
  6. ^ Mottram, James. Emmanuelle Béart: 'Sometimes you feel more naked when you're totally dressed than the other way round' The Independent, 20 June 2009
  7. ^ a b "Manon of the Spring". 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Emmanuelle Béart : la chirurgie esthétique, "ça a été effroyable" Le Monde, 02.03.2012

Further reading

  • Gaffez, Fabien (10 March 2005). Emmanuelle Béart. Nouveau Monde Editions.  

External links

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.