I saw her at first time in Luc Besson’s film “Subway”, playing Héléna, a gangster’s trophy -woman in Paris, in the 80’s. Isabelle Adjani has indeed managed to interpret unique roles of problematic, neurotic but also fragile female characters throughout her career. Her talent stood out early and debuted at the age of 14th in the theater and after she was admitted to Comédie-Française at 17. At the beginning she collaborated with important directors such as François Truffaut, Roman Polanski and André Téchiné. The dramatic intensity of her interpretations gave recognition to critics and established her internationally.
Since the mid-1970s, Adjani – born June 27, 1955 – has left his personal mark on the big screen. The French actress has won five times the Cesar Best Actress Award, a record unparalleled, for the films A Woman Dawning, A Misty Summer, Camille Klontel, Queen Marie and The Fur Girl. She has also been nominated twice for Oscar for best actress, for the films The History of Adela Hugo and Camille Klontel.