Irene Jacob Biography
Her family moved to Geneva, Switzerland when she was still a baby. While growing up, her hot passion for arts was developed and alongside this passion, she debuted on the stage at the age of 11. She took classes at the Geneva Conservatory of Music, where she earned a degree in languages. Irene Jacob can speak English, German, Italian and French fluently.
Irene Jacob also studied acting in Paris at the prestigious national drama academy of France, the Rue Blanche. When she moved to England, she underwent acting training at the Dramatic Studio in London.
After three years, Irene Jacob went back to Paris where she got her first role in the 1987 film Au Revoir Les Enfants. This debut was followed by minor roles in several films until Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski cast her in La Double vie de Véronique in 1991. Playing the lead role in this film did not only give the sultry and sexy Irene Jacob her big break, but it also made her win the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. She has also been nominated several times for this role in other award giving bodies.
Her powerful acting skills were again seen when Kieslowski cast her in his highly acclaimed masterpiece Three Colors, a trilogy where she co-starred with Jean-Louis Trintignant in its last part entitled Red. The film gained international popularity and Irene Jacob was recognized as an actress who can act well even in just a few lines.
Throughout the years, Irene Jacob, the actress with a soft beauty and sexy figure, has maintained her hot popularity and did numerous films which include: Victory (1995), Othello (1995), To Make a Film is To Be Alive (1995), Beyond the Clouds (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), Incognito (1998), My Life So Far (1999), Big Brass Ring (1999), Spy Games (2000) and Fourplay (2001).