Sophie Marceau : Biography
Sophie Marceau (née Sophie Maupu) was born on November 17, 1966 in Paris France. She grew up in Gentilly, a Paris suburb, with her father, a truck driver. At 14, she auditioned for a teen movie, La Boum (1980). The movie was a big success, and Sophie returned to make La Boum 2 (1982). Afterwards, she bought back her contract with movie studio, Gaumont, for one million francs, in order to have more control over her career.
Sophie has gone on to win many awards. In 1983, she won the Cesar (French Oscar) for Most Promising Actress for La Boum 2. Five years later, she was elected Best Romantic Actress for Chouans! (1988) at the International Festival of Romantic Movies, Cabourg. And then, in 1994, she earned the award for Best Theatrical Revelation for Eurydice (1991). In the United States, Sophie Marceau is best remembered for her role in Braveheart, as Princess Isabelle. Sophie has appeared in a long list of American films, including becoming a Bond Girl in The World is Not Enough, opposite Pierce Brosnan.
Sophie Marceau's first child, Andrzei Zulawski, was born on July 24, 1995. Her second child with Jim Lemley, Juliette, was born on June 13, 2002.
Sophie Marceau: Career
Rising to teenage idol status as the star of the hit romantic comedy La Boum (1980) and its sequel La Boum 2 (1982), Sophie Marceau has since managed to become more than "just another pretty face." She developed her dramatic skills in the romantic epic Fort Saganne (1984) and, most notably, in three films directed by her long-time companion, Polish/French director Andrzej Zulawski. As her career progressed during the early '90s, Marceau preferred to appear in such lighter fare as the romantic comedy Fanfan (1993), a huge hit in France, or the swashbuckler La Fille de D'Artagnan (1994). Meanwhile, her stage debut in Jean Anouilh's Euridyce in 1991 brought Marceau a Moliere award for Most Promising Newcomer. She also starred as Eliza Dolittle in Pygmalion at the Theatre des Arts Hebertot. In 1995, Marceau rose to international film stardom playing Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's epic Braveheart; that same year, she made her directorial debut with a nine-minute film, L'Aube à l'envers, which opened "Un Certain Regard" at the Cannes Film Festival. Marceau's international profile continued to grow throughout the decade thanks to her increasing appearances in both British and American productions, particularly A Midsummer Night's Dream and the 19th James Bond outing, The World Is Not Enough (both 1999). She stepped in front of the camera for Zulawski again the following year as the star of his La Fidélité.
Sophie Marceau: Movies
Alex & Emma (2003), The Return of the Musketeers (1999), Beyond the Clouds (1999), The World Is Not Enough (1999), A William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Lost & Found (1999), Lost and Found (1999), Firelight (1998), Anna Karenina (1997), To Make a Film is To Be Alive (1995), Braveheart (1995), Revenge of the Musketeers (1994), My Nights are More Beautiful Than Your Days (1989), Police (1986), Fort Saganne (1984), La Boum (1981)