Isabelle Huppert Biography
Isabelle Huppert, born Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert, is a French actress who since 1971, has appeared in over 120 films. She is the most nominated actress for the Cesar Award with 16 nominations and also the Molière Award, with 7 nominations. Huppert was made Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite in 1994 and was promoted to Officier in 2005. She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1999 and was promoted to Officer in 2009.
She has worked in Italy, Russia, Central Europe, and in Asia among international film’s most renown actresses. She gained international fame following her performance in “Elle”, which earned her a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Isabelle Huppert Age | Early Life
She was born on the 16th of March 1953 in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Despite this, she was raised in Ville-d’Avray. She was raised as a Catholic as her mother. Her mother encouraged her to pursue acting since she was young. As a teen, she started gaining recognition and soon she was a teenage star. As of 2019, she is 66 years old.
Isabelle Huppert Height and Weight | Measurements
She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6m).
Isabelle Huppert Family
Husband and Kids
She is married to Ronald Chammah, a writer, producer, and director and a Lebanese-born Jew. Their relationship began in 1982 and till date, the couple is still together. The couple has three children, one daughter, Lolita Chammah, an actress and two sons, Lorenzo Cahmmah, also an actor, and Angelo Chammah.
Isabelle Huppert Career
Her acting career began while she was still very young. As a teen, she had already started obtaining a following for the performances she had done. She attended Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Versailles, where she won a prize for her acting. She is also an alumna of the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique, (CNSAD). She first appeared on television with “Le Prussien” in 1971. The year after, she debuted in film with “Faustine et le Bel Été” the year after that.
In 1977, she made her breakthrough with the film “La Dentelliere”. Her role here won her a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles. In 1980, she began playing in American films starting with “Heaven’s Gate”. After a while performing in various films, she won the 2001 Best Actress prize in Cannes for her performance in a film named “The Piano Teacher” based on a novel by an Austrian author, who won a Nobel prize in literature.
Three years after that, she starred in “Things To Come” and “Elle”. These two films earned her widespread recognition and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress for both films among others. For “Elle” she garnered a Golden Globe Award, César Award for Best Actress, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and the Independent Spirit Award. Along with these, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.
She is also a well-known stage actress. She has performed in various stage performances like “Medea” in 2001, “Hedda Gabler” in 2005 and even “Quartett” in New York in 2009. She was the President of the Jury at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, from 13-24 May 2009. As president, she and her jury awarded the Palme d’Or to “The White Ribbon”. She co-starred in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Maids by Jean Genet, with Cate Blanchett and Elizabeth Debicki in 2013.
Isabelle Huppert Net Worth
Over her 48+ year career, she has garnered a large following, numerous awards, as well as huge amounts of income. As of 2019, her total net worth is estimated to amount to $ 40 million.
Isabelle Huppert Quotes
- The Greeks already understood that there was more interest in portraying an unusual character than a usual character – that is the purpose of films and theatre.
- Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it’s more a matter of how to do things.
- In a very complex way, things have improved in the dramatic field. Before you had the good and the bad and you couldn’t mingle them. Now it’s more ambiguous.
- For an actress there is no greater gift than having a camera in front of you, listening to the most beautiful music in the world and just being looked at!
- Acting is a way of living out one’s insanity.
- It really helps you to go through difficult situations by just thinking about it as being a big amount of work which you have to solve how to do. For example, I don’t feel very inspired when I act, I just act. That’s it.
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Isabelle Huppert Plastic surgery
Like many other famous people out in the world, she is believed to have undergone plastic surgery to maintain the perfect physique. According to sources, this is clearly shown by the change she has undergone physically over the years. The information on her surgeries is not clear or proven but there are those who feel its truth.
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Isabelle Huppert: ‘My guiltiest pleasure? Imagining myself as a sadistic, manipulative murderer’
When were you happiest?
Fortunately, I’ve often been happy, which you wouldn’t necessarily guess from the roles I play. I’ve always been very happy to have my children with me, particularly on location. My daughter was in London when I played Mary Stuart at the National Theatre.
What is your greatest fear?
To be locked in an elevator.
What is your earliest memory?
My mother announcing, “Today we are going to the swimming pool.” The pool was on a small island in the River Seine and you had to take a ferry. She was so happy: it’s one of the fondest memories I have of her.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
To have to die.
What would your superpower be?
Being able to reverse Brexit. And to reconcile Mr. Trump and Kim Jong-un, even if I had to play golf with them.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
What is your favorite smell?
Fracas perfume by Robert Piguet.
If you could bring something extinct back to life, what would you choose?
The lost plays by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I dreamed of being an artistic skater. And a nursery nurse.
What is top of your bucket list?
To discover all the big cities I have yet to visit: from Montevideo to Madras, from Tbilisi to Santiago de Chile. I also want to visit Bath.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Imagining myself as a sadistic and manipulative murderer, like something out of a book by Agatha Christie.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
He knows, they know.
What was the best kiss of your life?
You dare ask this question of someone you meet for the first time?
Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
Yes, in the movies.
What keeps you awake at night?
A good film, a good book, a good script, a long phone call.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Plato and all the gang from the banquet [in his Symposium] – Socrates, Phaedrus, Aristophanes. And then Flaubert, Marie Curie, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Danish film director Carl Dreyer.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
At each of my theatre premieres.
Where would you most like to be right now?
“The earthly paradise is where I am” (Voltaire).