Isabelle Adjani Biography
Isabelle Adjani was a member of the Comedie Françoise until she left the company in 1972. After which she gained recognition with her performance on LEcole des femme. She played the lead role of Moliere and gave a classical performance. After her role as Moliere she appeared in several movies. Then in 1974 she was seen in La Gifle, for which the viewers loved her performance and for which the critics gave her great reviews.
In 1975, Isabelle Adjani landed her first starring role in The Story of Adele H. by Francois Truffaut. This movie paved the way for her Hollywood career since for her portrayal in the film; she earned a nomination from the Academy Awards. Soon Hollywood producers offered her roles in many films.
Isabelle Adjani appeared in the 1981 film, Quartet by Merchant Ivory and received the best actress award from the Cannes Film Festival. The film was based on the novel by Jean Rhyse. She also appeared in the film Possession and portrayed a woman on the verge of madness. The following year, she won the Cesar Award for her role in the French film One Deadly Summer.
In 1989, Isabelle Adjani appeared in the biopic of the French sculptor, Camille Claudel. For her role as Claudel she again won the Cesar Award and was again nominated in the Academy Awards. The film, which she also co-produced, was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the Academy Awards. In 1984, she appeared in Queen Margot and again won the Cesar Award. The film was directed by famous French director, Patrice Chereau. Aside from these hits, Isabelle appeared dozen other films.
Isabelle Adjani had a six year relationship with actor Daniel Day Lewis. She and Daniel have a son named Gabriel Kane Day Lewis, born months after they separated. She also has a son with Bruno Nuytten, named Barnebe Nuytten. She was once engaged to Jean Michel Jarre, the French composer, but they broke up in 2004.