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.
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.
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.
- Edith Piaf “La Vie en Rose” Blogging (delong.typepad.com)
- Marion Cotillard Convinced Fame Cost Her Cannes Award (contactmusic.com)
- La Vie en Rose – Sunsets in Goa (ireport.cnn.com)