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Mathilda May
Mathilda May
(born Karin Haïm; 8 February 1965) is a French film actress.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Further reading 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] May was born in Paris. Her father is playwright Victor Haïm, who is from a Greek- and Turkish-Jewish family. Her mother is the Swedish ballet teacher and choreographer Margareta Hanson.[1] At age 16 May won the "Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Danse de Paris" (First Prize of the Paris
Dance Conservatory). Career[edit] May's film work is primarily in French and made for the European market; she was the recipient of the Prix Romy Schneider in 1989. Non-French films she has appeared in include Lifeforce, Naked Tango (1991), Becoming Colette (1991) and The Tit and the Moon
The Tit and the Moon
(1994). In the United States she is best known for her role as an alien vampire in the 1985 science fiction horror film Lifeforce, directed by Tobe Hooper, in which she is naked for most of her performance. She also appeared in the 1996 space adventure game Privateer 2: The Darkening. She played Isabella in The Jackal, a 1997 action film. May recorded an album in 1992 called Joy of Love.[2][3] Personal life[edit] May has been married three times: Her first husband was Paul Powell. Her second husband was Gérard Darmon, with whom she has two children, daughter Sarah (born 17 August 1994) and son Jules (born 4 March 1997). Her third husband was Philippe Kelly. Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes

1983 Weißblaue Geschichten

TV Series (1 Episode)

1984 Nemo Alice Arnaud Sélignac

1985 Lifeforce Space Girl Tobe Hooper

Giorno dopo giorno

Salvatore Nocita TV Series

Les Rois du gag Alexandra Claude Zidi

1986 Les louves Agnès Peter Duffell TV Movie

Se un giorno busserai alla mia porta Claudia Bandini Luigi Perelli TV Mini-Series

1987 La vie dissolue de Gérard Floque Pauline Georges Lautner

The Cry of the Owl Juliette Claude Chabrol César Award for Most Promising Actress

1988 Il segreto del Sahara Myriam Alberto Negrin TV Mini-Series

La passerelle Cora Elbaz Jean-Claude Sussfeld

Piazza Navona Jeanne Roger Guillot TV Series (1 Episode)

L'heure Simenon Edmée Josef Rusnak TV Series (1 Episode)

Trois places pour le 26 Marion Jacques Demy

1991 Isabelle Eberhardt Isabelle Eberhardt Ian Pringle

Naked Tango Alba/Stéphanie Leonard Schrader

Scream of Stone Katharina Werner Herzog

Becoming Colette (ru) Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Danny Huston

1992 Toutes peines confondues Jeanne Gardella Michel Deville

1994 Grosse Fatigue Herself Michel Blanc

The Tit and the Moon Estrellita Bigas Luna

The Whipping Boy Betsy Syd Macartney TV Movie

Le voleur et la menteuse Suzanne Henson Paul Boujenah

1996 Celluloide Cameo Carlo Lizzani

Noces cruelles Sandra Bertrand Van Effenterre TV Movie

La ferme du crocodile Sandrine Jaussier Didier Albert TV Movie

Privateer 2: The Darkening Melissa Banks Steve Hilliker Erin Roberts Video Game

1997 The Jackal Isabella Zanconia Michael Caton-Jones

1998 Only Love Silvia Rinaldi John Erman TV Movie

2000 Là-bas... mon pays Nelly Azera Alexandre Arcady

Les redoutables Military woman Thierry Barthes Pierre Jamin TV Series (1 Episode)

2001 De toute urgence Julie Philippe Triboit TV Movie

Caméra Café The Boss's wife

TV Series (1 Episode)

2002 Fabio Montale Hélène Pessayre José Pinheiro TV Mini-Series (2 Episodes)

Perlasca – Un eroe Italiano Contessa Eleonora Alberto Negrin (2) TV Movie

2003 Soyez prudents...

Lionel Gédébé TV Series

Soraya Chams Lodovico Gasparini TV Movie

2004 Love Express Anne-Charlotte Elena Hazanov

2005 L'homme pressé Irène Debord Sébastien Grall TV Movie

L'homme qui voulait passer à la télé

Amar Arhab Fabrice Michelin TV Movie

2006 Entrevue Alix Marie-Pierre Huster Short

2007 New délire Fanny's voice Eric Le Roch

A Girl Cut in Two Capucine Jamet Claude Chabrol
Claude Chabrol

2009 Au siècle de Maupassant Thérèse de Marsanne Gérard Jourd'hui TV Series (1 Episode)

2010 Les nuits d'Alice Angélique Williams Crépin TV Movie

2011 Une vie française Anna Blick Jean-Pierre Sinapi TV Movie

2012 The Players Ariane Jean Dujardin

Clash Laure Rossignol Pascal Lahmani TV Series (3 Episodes)

2013 La croisière Françoise Pascal Lahmani (2) TV Series (1 Episode)

Délit de fuite Cécile Thierry Binisti TV Movie

Further reading[edit]

May, Mathilda (2007-03-01). Personne ne le saura. Flammarion. ISBN 978-2-08-068459-2. 


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César Award for Most Promising Actress

1983 Sophie Marceau 1984 Sandrine Bonnaire 1985 Laure Marsac 1986 Charlotte Gainsbourg 1987 Catherine Mouchet 1988 Mathilda May 1989 Catherine Jacob 1990 Vanessa Paradis 1991 Judith Henry 1992 Géraldine Pailhas 1993 Romane Bohringer 1994 Valeria Bruni Tedeschi 1995 Élodie Bouchez 1996 Sandrine Kiberlain 1997 Laurence Côte 1998 Emma de Caunes 1999 Natacha Régnier 2000 Audrey Tautou 2001 Sylvie Testud 2002 Rachida Brakni 2003 Cécile de France 2004 Julie Depardieu 2005 Sara Forestier 2006 Linh Dan Pham 2007 Mélanie Laurent 2008 Hafsia Herzi 2009 Déborah François 2010 Mélanie Thierry 2011 Leïla Bekhti 2012 Naidra Ayadi
Naidra Ayadi
/ Clotilde Hesme 2013 Izïa
Higelin 2014 Adèle Exarchopoulos 2015 Louane Emera 2016 Zita Hanrot 2017 Oulaya Amamra 2018 Camélia Jordana

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 74040097 LCCN: n92092023 ISNI: 0000 0001 2281 8979 GND: 134807804 SUDOC: 146663004 BNF: cb13927932b (data) SN