Voir la vie en rose

French actress, singer, and former model Emmanuelle Seigner was born on June 22, 1966. She started modeling at age 14 and capitalized on her appearance when she made the switch to films.

Cover of "The Diving Bell and the Butterf...

She was in one of my favorite movies Le Scaphandre et le papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) (2007) in which she played the ex-compagnonne of journalist Jean Dominique Bauby. Also in 2007, Seigner was in La Vie en Rose in which she played the role of Titine, the prostitute with the big heart who helped look after little Edith Piaf.

She has been nominated for two César awards for Best Supporting Actress, one of which was for La Vie en Rose. Seigner sang in the film, and she sings in real life. She’s the lead singer with the pop group Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle.

English: Roman Polanski and Emmanuelle Seigner...

English: Roman Polanski and Emmanuelle Seigner at the César awards ceremony Français : Roman Polanski et Emmanuelle Seigner à la cérémonie des César du cinéma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In real life, her husband is director Roman Polansky who made headlines last year for his complex legal troubles. The couple has two children, Morgane and Elvis.

The common French expression voir la vie en rose (war lah vee en roze) means “to see life in pink.” with all that she has going on, it’s more likely that Emmanuelle Seigner sees life in Technicolor.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

La Vie en rose

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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