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Elsa Lunghini is a Actor French born on 20 may 1973 at Paris (France)

Elsa Lunghini

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Birth name Elsa Lunghini
Nationality France
Birth 20 may 1973 (45 years) at Paris (France)

Elsa Lunghini, stage name Elsa (born 20 May 1973), is a French singer and actress. She was a teenage pop-star in the late-1980s. In 1986, she was the youngest singer to reach number one in the French charts, with the single T'en va pas, and she went on to sell millions of records during the decade. Elsa, her album of 1988, had achieved double-platinum status by 1993.

Biography

Daughter of George Lunghini (actor, photographer and song writer) and Christiane Jobert (painter and also sister of actress Marlène Jobert), she is of Italian origin on her father's side and Jewish origin on her mother's side. She is a cousin of actresses Eva Green and Joséphine Jobert.

Lunghini first performed in a movie at age seven, in 1981, in Claude Miller's Garde à vue (also starring Romy Schneider).

She was the youngest artist to be in the main program at the Olympia (Paris), at 17, in October 1990 as well as the youngest to have a number 1 hit in the Top 50 in France. At 13, in 1986, she remained number 1 for eight weeks with "T'en va pas" (soundtrack of the movie La Femme de ma vie). The song was composed by the Italian Romano Musumarra, who had worked and helped produced hits for 80s singer, Jeanne Mas. The song was a hit in France and sold elsewhere in Europe with an English recording.

With the help of her musician father, she recorded her LP "Elsa". It sold more than 600,000 copies sold) with hit singles such as "Quelque chose dans mon cœur" ("Something in my heart"), "Jour de neige" ("Snowing day"), "Jamais nous" (with backing vocals by French singer Laurent Voulzy) ("Never us"), "Un Roman d'amitié" (duet with Glenn Medeiros) ("Friend you gave me a reason"), "À la même heure dans deux ans" ("At the same time in two years"). All were top 10 hits. At that time, Lunghini was the only artist to have her first four singles at number one or two. She became popular in the teen press, often compared with Vanessa Paradis.

In 1990 she made her second album, "Rien que pour ça" ("Only for that"). The songs were produced by her father and Elsa wrote the music for the single of the same name. "Rien que pour ça" was a top 20 hit. Two other excerpts were released: "Pleure doucement" ("Cry softly") and "Qu'est-ce que ça peut lui faire" ("How does she matter"). The two last singles were less successful. She made her first tour, at the Olympia.

In 1992, Lunghini recorded "Bouscule-moi" ("Push me on"), A mid-rock single with more adult lyrics. "Bouscule-moi" was a hit single. Her third album was Douce violence ("Sweet violence"). Two more singles promoted it but they failed to become hits.

In 1996, aged 23, she wrote and composed her fourth album, "Chaque jour est un long chemin" (Everyday's a long day). It sold 20,000. From 20 to 24 September 2004, she gave shows in Paris at the Européen. A live DVD and a live CD went on sale in 2006.

Lunghini takes part annually in the Tour of the Resto du Coeur soup-kitchen charity and helps causes such as Sol En Si.

She has starred in two TV movies: 2002's La mort est rousse and 2004's Trois jours en juin and is now involved in a television advertising campaign for Danone yogourt.

She lives in Paris and, from 1999 to 2006, was the fiancée of former footballer Bixente Lizarazu. They met at a Restos du Coeur concert, in which they were taking part. She is also a spokesperson for the Bout de Vie association, which helps the handicapped.

Best films

Garde à Vue (1981)
(Actress)

Usually with

Malik Chibane
Malik Chibane
(1 films)
Michel Such
Michel Such
(2 films)
Alain Bergala
Alain Bergala
(1 films)
Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Elsa Lunghini (12 films)

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Actress

Pauvre Richard, 1h30
Directed by Malik Chibane
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes La banlieue française
Actors Frédéric Diefenthal, Yacine Belhousse, Elsa Lunghini, Jackie Berroyer, Delphine Théodore, Smaïn
Roles Amel
Rating42% 2.1471852.1471852.1471852.1471852.147185
Richard et Omar, deux amis de toujours, habitent un quartier de banlieue où ils vivent de la vente de boissons chaudes sur le marché. Tout le monde se connaît ici. Entre voisins, on n’hésite pas à se rendre service, à se faire crédit, formant ainsi une charmante communauté. Tout le quartier est bouleversé lorsqu’Omar devient l’unique gagnant de la Loterie Internationale. Ce dernier prend peur et opte pour l’anonymat ; seul son père est au courant. C’est le début des ennuis… Les habitants du quartier peinent à se tenir tranquilles, la suspicion et la paranoïa les gagnent. Chacun guette le moindre indice de richesse (vêtements neufs, nouvelle voiture, déménagement inopiné) et plus personne n’ose craquer devant la promotion du jour d’une grande surface ! Alors qu’Omar dissimule sa nouvelle fortune, les habitants vont commencer à soupçonner Richard d’être le grand vainqueur de la loterie. Pour Richard, c’est le début des galères.
Aveugle, mais pas trop, 1h30
Directed by Charlotte Brandström
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Bernard Le Coq, Stéphane Debac, Elsa Lunghini, Christiane Millet, Michel Bompoil, Jean-Pierre Durand
Roles Emma

En instance de divorce, Vincent a perdu la vue à la suite d'un accident de voiture. Pendant son séjour à l'hôpital, il s'est lié d'amitié avec Emma, sa thérapeute. Juste avant de toucher un chèque de sa compagnie d'assurance, il recouvre l'usage de ses yeux...
Trois jours en juin, 1h36
Directed by Philippe Venault
Origin France
Genres War
Actors Patrick Catalifo, Elsa Lunghini, Guy Marchand, Laurent Poitrenaux, Marc Berman, Michel Bompoil
Roles Sylvie, l'institutrice
Rating66% 3.3463953.3463953.3463953.3463953.346395
En juin 1940, l'armée française est en pleine déroute. Des unités éparses refluent vers le sud, espérant se mettre à l'abri derrière la Loire. Dans un village, une compagnie de tirailleurs sénégalais commandés par le colonel Valadon (Guy Marchand) reçoit l'ordre de se déployer sur la rive nord du pont sur la Loire, pour dévier les civils et freiner les Allemands qui approchent.
La mort est rousse, 1h30
Directed by Christian Faure
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Elsa Lunghini, Bernard Giraudeau, Éva Darlan, Mélanie Bernier, Laure Killing, Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus
Roles Charlotte

Charlotte est une jeune femme qui a perdu ses parents étant adolescente. Elle a surmonté cette terrible épreuve grâce au médecin qui tenta en vain de sauver ses parents, Vincent. Ainsi après 15 ans de bonne entente dont 10 (je crois) de vie heureuse en couple, elle apprend par hasard l'infidélité de Vincent lors d'un voyage (une conférence) à l'étranger. De nature impulsive, Charlotte part de chez elle, c'est alors que Vincent apprend que sa femme a eu un accident de voiture et qu'elle n'a pas survécu...
The Return of Casanova, 1h33
Directed by Édouard Niermans
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Alain Delon, Fabrice Luchini, Elsa Lunghini, Wadeck Stanczak, Delia Boccardo, Jacques Boudet
Roles Marcolina
Rating59% 2.954152.954152.954152.954152.95415
After many years of rambling across Europe the aging Giacomo Casanova is impoverished. He wants to return to the Republic of Venice but he doesn't dare going there directly because he was a fugitive when he left. While he tries to find a way to get a pardon he meets a young lady named Marcelina. The more he shows his affection, the more ostentatiously she rejects him. Even so he doesn't give up on her because her lover Lorenzo has grave gaming debts. In return for the required money Lorenzo tells Casanova about a looming secret rendezvous with Marcelina. Moreover he lets Casanova take his place. Undercover of the night Casanova finally seduces her. Lorenzo later feels his honour was besmirched and demands satisfaction. Casanova kills him in a duel and then goes home to Venice.
Où que tu sois
Directed by Alain Bergala
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Mireille Perrier, Elsa Lunghini, Rosette, Véronique Silver
Roles Anne

Après avoir incidemment découvert que sa femme recevait du courrier poste restante et essuyé son refus de l'accompagner à Florence où il doit s'atteler à un ouvrage sur la Renaissance italienne, Emmanuel, un Parisien trentenaire, décide de s'y rendre seul en voiture. Mais rien ne se passe comme prévu : il rencontre Judith, une jeune photographe en détresse, et l'emmène avec lui. En Italie, le couple est témoin d'un attentat et se cloître dans un hôtel florentin afin d'échapper aux tueurs. Ces évènements les rapprochent et ils deviennent amants. La fille d'Emmanuel parvient à retrouver la trace de celui-ci et le trio rentre en France pour se terrer dans une maison perdue du Haut-Var. La femme d'Emmanuel rejoint sa famille au moment où Judith quitte la maison pour regagner Paris, car son compagnon est en difficultés, mais elle n'y arrivera pas, elle trouve la mort en chemin.
The Woman of My Life, 1h42
Directed by Régis Wargnier
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about classical music and musicians
Actors Christophe Malavoy, Jane Birkin, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Béatrice Agenin, Andrzej Seweryn, Didier Sandre
Roles Eloise (Elsa)
Rating62% 3.147573.147573.147573.147573.14757
Simon is a famous violinist who became a drunkard. His wife Laura created seven years earlier a classical orchestra of which he was one of the three pillars. After an attack of delirium tremens, he meets Pierre, a former alcoholic, who was able to overcome his habit, and who decides to help Simon. This would change his with Laura, who has always tried in vain to save Simon from his addiction, and is resentful of a stranger’s success. She becomes deeply jealous, and unconsciously starts to do everything to get Simon back into alcoholism.
Red Kiss
Red Kiss (1985)
, 1h52
Directed by Véra Belmont
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Charlotte Valandrey, Lambert Wilson, Francis Lax, Marthe Keller, Laurent Terzieff, Günter Lamprecht
Roles Rosa
Rating65% 3.2835253.2835253.2835253.2835253.283525
L'histoire se passe à Paris en 1952. Nadia une jeune adolescente révoltée de 15 ans est militante aux jeunesses communistes avec plusieurs de ses camarades. Lors d'une manifestation où elle sera blessée, elle fait la rencontre de Stéphane, photographe pour Paris Match. Une véritable histoire d'amour commence alors. Nadia va être bouleversée au niveau de ses engagements politiques et sentimentalement...
Garde à Vue, 1h24
Directed by Claude Miller
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Lino Ventura, Michel Serrault, Romy Schneider, Guy Marchand, Pierre Maguelon, Elsa Lunghini
Roles Camille
Rating77% 3.892173.892173.892173.892173.89217
Jerome Martinaud, a wealthy, influential attorney in a small French town who falls under suspicion for the rape and murder of two little girls. He is the only suspect, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, the police led by Inspector Antoine Gallien, who is investigating the double rape/murder case, brings the lawyer in for questioning; at first politely, and then less so, as the interrogation team consisting of Inspectors Gallien and Marcel Belmont chips away at the suspect's alibi. They interrogate him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence. We learn all about the evidence; we meet Martinaud's wife Chantal who tells Gallien about the rift between them and the origin of it, which may be an eight-year-old girl (Camille) Martinaud was in love with. On the face of overwhelming evidence and feeling let down by his wife, Martinaud confesses to the two rapes and murder. However a fresh corpse inside the boot of a stolen car, and the car's owner turns out to be guilty of the crime--exculpating Martinaud. Martinaud leaves the police station and finds his wife who has committed suicide.
Les Nuits d'Alice, 1h30
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Elsa Lunghini, Mathilda May, Macha Méril, Alain Blazquez
Roles Alice
Rating55% 2.7858252.7858252.7858252.7858252.785825
Alice, jeune femme au foyer, vit heureuse avec son mari François, bricoleur généreux, ses deux enfants adolescents, Arthur, jeune lycéen semblant manquer de bonheur et passionné pour les mathématiques, et Flora, une jolie fille joyeuse et enthousiaste. Jusqu'au jour où la mère d'Alice, Bettina, une artiste-peintre new-yorkaise, s'invite chez eux, bien qu'Alice ait dit à sa famille que sa mère était morte. L'ambiance devient froide.
Mon frère bien-aimé
Directed by Denis Malleval
Actors Michaël Youn, Olivier Marchal, Elsa Lunghini, Natacha Lindinger, Geoffroy Thiebaut, Philippe Nahon
Roles Barbara Bellefond

Drame: Un homme aide son frère à dissimuler le corps de sa maîtresse, morte accidentellement.
Parole contre parole, 1h30
Directed by Didier Bivel
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Elsa Lunghini, François Vincentelli, Patrick Ridremont, Sara Martins, Julie Bargeton, Laure Marsac
Roles Laura

Laura, commissaire priseur, est violée par Guillaume lors d'une soirée.