Emmanuelle Seigner

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Emmanuelle Seigner (born 22 June 1966) is a French actress, former fashion model, and singer, best known as the wife of Academy Award winning director Roman Polanski, and for her roles in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), and Frantic (1988). She has been nominated for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Place Vendôme (1998) and La Vie En Rose (2007).



Seigner was born in Paris, France to a photographer father and a journalist mother.[1] She is the granddaughter of the respected actor Louis Seigner (1903–1991) and sister of the actress Mathilde Seigner. She was educated at a Catholic convent school, and began modelling at the age of fourteen. Capitalizing on her appearance she achieved international status as a professional model. She married the Polish film director Roman Polański on 30 August 1989. They have two children: daughter Morgane and son Elvis. He directed her in Frantic (1988), opposite Harrison Ford, and later in Bitter Moon (1992), as well as The Ninth Gate (1999), co-starring Johnny Depp. In 2010, Seigner featured in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, which went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Seigner appears as the main character in the music video "Hands Around My Throat" by Death in Vegas. In 2006, she became lead singer of the pop rock band Ultra Orange, and the group's name was changed to Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle. Seigner lives with their two children in Paris. She is an ambassadress of the Polish brand Dr Irena Eris.

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