Elisabeth Huppert

Isabelle Ann Madeleine Huppert, a French actress was born on March 16, 1953 in Paris, France to parents of Annick Beau, an English teacher and Raymond Huppert, a safe manufacturer. She is the youngest of five children, three sisters and a brother: Caroline Huppert, a director, Elisabeth Huppert, an actress/writer/director, Jacqueline and Rémi.

Isabelle Huppert became one of France’s most popular and most respected actresses in the late 20th century.

Huppert has been married to Ronald Chammah, a writer, producer and director since 1982. A mother of 3 children: Lolita Chammah (born in October 1983), Lorenzo (born in January 1986) and Angelo (born in August 1997), all fathered by Ronald Chammah.


Huppert proclaimed at age 13 her intention to be an actor. Huppert was motivated by her mother to start acting at a young age, and became a teenage star in Paris. She later attended Versailles Conservatoire, where she won a reward for her acting. She is also an alumna of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Paris. Isabelle Huppert made her screen debut at age 16 and had appeared in over 15 films by the age of 21.

After a successful stage career, she made her film debut in 1972 with Faustine et le bel été, though her television debut was in 1971.

She has appeared in 14 films that have been in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Interpretation Awards twice, for Violette Nozière and La pianiste. She has been nominated 13 times for a César Award, and winning it in 1996 for her work in La Cérémonie.


Dead Man Down (2013), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers (2013), La religieuse (2013), Tip Top (2013), Amour (2012), Captive (2012), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2012), Lines of Wellington (2012), In Another Country (2012), Dormant Beauty (2012), As Linhas de Torres Vedras (2012), My Worst Nightmare (2011), Dubaï flamingos (2011), My Little Princess (2011), Copacabana (2010), Special Treatment (2010), White Material (2009), Villa Amalia (2009), The Sea Wall (2008), Suspiria (2008), Home (2008), Hidden Love (2007), Medea Miracle (2007), L’ivresse du pouvoir (2006), Private Property (2006), Gabrielle (2005), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Ma Mère (2004), Les soeurs fâchées (2004), Time of the Wolf (2003), 8 Women (2002), Ghost River (2002), Two (2002), The Piano Teacher (2001), Médée (TV Movie) (2001), Comedy of Innocence (2000), Les destinées (2000), La fausse suivante (2000), La vie moderne (2000), Merci Pour le Chocolat (2000), The King’s Daughters (2000), Keep It Quiet (1999), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Show) (1999), The School of Flesh (1998), Les Palmes  de M. Schutz (1997), The Swindle (1997), Elective Affinities (1996), Gulliver’s Travels (TV Movie) (1996), La cérémonie (1995), Amateur (1994), La separation (1994), Navodnineye (1994), Après l’amour (1992), Madame Bovary (1991), Malina (1991), La vengeance d’une femme (1990), Seobe (1989), Milan noir (1988), Les possédés (1988), Story of Women (1988), The Bedroom Window (1987), Cactus (1986), Sac de noeuds (1985), Sincerely Charlotte (1985), La Garce (1984), Entre Nous (1983), My Bestfriend’s Girl (1983), Storia de Piera (1983), Godard’s Passion (1982), La Truite (1982), Coup de Torchon (1981), Eaux profondes (1981), Lady of Camelias (1981), Les ailes de la colombe (1981), Every Man for Himself (1980), Heaven’s Gate (1980), Loulou (1980), Örökség, (1980), Return to the Beloved (1979), The Bronte Sisters (1979), Quelques remarques sur la réalisation et la production du film ‘Sauve qui peut (la vie)’ (1979), Violette (1978), Il était un musicien (TV Show) (1978), Spoiled Children (1977), The Lacemaker (1977), Les indiens sont encore loin (1977), No Trifling with Love (TV Movie) (1977), The Judge and the Assasin (1976), Docteur Françoise Gailland (1976), I am Pierre Riviere (1976), Le petit Marcel (1976), Aloïse (1975), Rosebud (1975), Serious as Pleasure (975), The Big Delirium (1975), The Common Man (1975), Going Places (1974), Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974), L’ampélopède (1974), Plaies et bosses (TV Movie) (1974), Madame Baptiste (TV Movie) (1974), Vogue la galère (TV Movie) (1973), Le maître de pension (TV Movie) (1973), Le drakkar (TV Movie) (1973), Histoire vraie (TV Movie) (1973), César and Rosalie (1972), Faustine et le bel été (1972), The Bar at the Crossing (1972), Figaro-ci (1972), Figaro-là (TV Movie) (1972), Le prussien (TV Movie) (1971).