Charlotte Gainsbourg Biography
Already becoming a hot teenager at the age of twelve, Charlotte Gainsbourg was first seen in Paroles et musique, as the daughter of Catherine Deneuve. This was followed with a with her father in his single Lemon Incest, on the album Love On The Beat. The song as well as the video caused some controversy as they displayed explicit lyrics and the two of them lying on the bed all through out the music video.
After two years, in 1986, Charlotte Gainsbourg won a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress for her performance in the drama L'effrontée. She then co-starred once again with her father this time in the film Charlotte for Ever, which he both wrote and directed. Charlotte Gainsbourg then appeared with her mother and her half-sister Lou in Le Petit amour. Her acting prowess was more recognized by critics and audiences, and once again she was nominated for a Cesar award for Best Actress in her role as Janine Castang in the post-war epic, La Petite voleuse.
Charlotte Gainsbourg became a regular face on French film and television during the 90s, as she starred opposite Kristin Scott Thomas in Aux veux du monde, as well as with Julian Sands in Il Sole anche di notte. In 1991 she played the role of a naïve schoolgirl in Merci la vie starring Gerard Depardieu, and in the movie The Cement Garden, her first English language movie, which was directed by her uncle Andrew Birkin.
This hot French actress took a break from on screen to focus on theater work, and after two years she returned to play title roles in the thriller Anna Oz and in Franco Zeffirellis Jane Eyre. By this time she married actor Yvan Attal whom she starred with in the romantic comedy, Love, etc. Charlotte Gainsbourg still went on to do two movies in 1999, one with Nastassja Kinski in The Intruder and La Bûche, in which she won a Best Supporting Actress Cesar.
In 2003, Charlotte Gainsbourg took on Hollywood with a supporting role in the movie 21 Grams opposite Sean Penn. She also starred opposite Johnny Depp in And They Lived Happily Ever After, which was directed by her husband. After 20 years, Charlotte Gainsbourg released her second album entitled, 5:55.
She and her husband have two children, Ben and Alice.