Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Yasmina Adjani LdH (Arabic: إيزابيل ياسمين عجاني; born 27 June 1955) is a French actress and singer of Algerian and German descent. She is the only person in history to win five César Awards; she won the Best Actress award for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), La Reine Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). She was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 2010 and a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014. Her performance as Adèle Hugo in the 1975 film The Story of Adèle H. earned 20-year-old Adjani her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, making her the youngest Best Actress nominee at the time. Her second nomination—for Camille Claudel–made her the first French actress to receive two nominations for foreign-language films. She won the Best Actress award at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival for her performances in Possession and Quartet, and, later, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival for Camille Claudel. Her other notable film performances include The Tenant (1976), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Subway (1985), Diabolique (1996) and French Women (2014).

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