Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Adjani

About Isabelle Adjani

Isabelle Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer of Algerian descent. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most Csar Awards for Best Actress with five, for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). Adjani was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981 and a Berlin Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1989. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English and German. Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in an immigrant neighborhood Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris to an Algerian (Kabyle) father from Constantine, Algeria. In an interview in 1985, Adjani explained why her mother Augusta used to say her husband, Mohammed Cherif Adjani, was of Turkish origin as she was ashamed of his Algerian origin.