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Anne Parillaud is a Actor French born on 6 may 1960 at Paris (France)

Anne Parillaud

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Birth name Anne Parillaud
Nationality France
Birth 6 may 1960 (60 years) at Paris (France)

Anne Parillaud ([an paʁiˈjo]; born 6 May 1960) is a French actress, who has appeared in 30 films since 1977.

She is best known internationally for her role as Nikita in the film of the same name.


Parillaud was born in Paris, France. While in school she studied ballet and her ambition was to become a lawyer, but a role during summer vacation – when she was only 16 – in Michel Lang's L'hôtel de la plage launched her into the world of film. She and director Luc Besson have a daughter, but the couple separated shortly after he directed her in Nikita. Nikita was an especially intense experience for Parillaud:

"For a while she was in me like a demon. I would do things I normally would not do. She was awkward, depressed, full of despair. But to me there was also a spiritual underline to Nikita. In a very excessive way she is a loudspeaker of the youth of society today. She destroys herself because she doesn't believe in anything on Earth."
In preparation for the role, she underwent three months of judo lessons and target practice to hone her skills as a government assassin: "I hate guns, I hate violence, I hate judo." Her early ballet training also came in handy for one amusing scene though she modestly downplays her physical gifts, saying only, "I have a chewing gum kind of body. I just forget about the bones." Despite the glamour and danger of her character, Parillaud cautions, "It never happens to me, this kind of story."

After the international success of Nikita, Parillaud left France to star in three films abroad: Map of the Human Heart, Innocent Blood, and Frankie Starlight. She has said regarding the experience of playing a vampire in John Landis's Innocent Blood:

I fell in love with Marie in Innocent Blood because she wasn't born a vampire; she never decided she wanted to be. For me, it was a parable to talk about how you deal with this problem, which is when you are different. You think or you live or you want something different from everyone else. People don't follow you, because it's scary. You are quite alone in your choices.

In 2010 she starred in the French psychological thriller In Their Sleep which was directed by Caroline du Potet and Eric du Potet.

Best films

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
La Femme Nikita (1990)
Thirty-Five Something (2005)
The Beach Hotel (1978)
The Fighter (1983)
For a Cop's Hide (1981)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anne Parillaud (32 films)

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What the Day Owes the Night, 2h39
Directed by Alexandre Arcady
Origin France
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes French war films, La colonisation française, Algerian War films, Histoire de France
Actors Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Nora Arnezeder, Anne Parillaud, Vincent Pérez, Mohamed Fellag, Anne Consigny
Roles Madame Cazenave
Rating77% 3.8922053.8922053.8922053.8922053.892205
Inspiré de faits réels. L'histoire parcourt l'Algérie des années 1930 aux années 1960, racontant le destin de Younes, jeune Algérien élevé comme un pied-noir par son oncle. Il traverse les tragédies vécues par son pays, dont l'attaque de Mers el-Kébir et la guerre d'Algérie, sur un fond d'histoire d'amour impossible.
The Marquise of Darkness, 3h20
Directed by Édouard Niermans
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Anne Parillaud, Nicolas Bouchaud, Olivier Perrier, Éric Ruf, Laurent Natrella, Philippe Hérisson
Roles Marie-Madeleine Dreux d'Aubray - marquise de Brinvilliers
Rating56% 2.825532.825532.825532.825532.82553
Ce téléfilm raconte le destin de Marie-Madeleine Dreux d'Aubray, devenue marquise de Brinvilliers, et exécutée le 17 juillet 1676 pour empoisonnement. Manipulée par son mystérieux amant le chevalier Godin de Sainte-Croix, et ayant gardé les séquelles d'une enfance douloureuse, elle n'hésite pas à empoisonner son père et ses deux frères afin de récupérer leur héritage.
The Trick in the Sheet, 1h40
Directed by Alfonso Arau
Genres Romantic comedy
Actors Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Geraldine Chaplin, Anne Parillaud, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Giselda Volodi, Angélica Aragón
Roles Beatrice
Rating52% 2.6171752.6171752.6171752.6171752.617175
In a small town in southern Italy in 1905, theatrical performances are accompanied by short silent film. An audience flees in terror as an image of a train tears towards them, projected on a makeshift screen, a large white sheet.
In Their Sleep, 1h24
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Anne Parillaud, Thierry Frémont, Arthur Dupont, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Roles Sarah
Rating56% 2.801772.801772.801772.801772.80177
Depuis la mort brutale de son fils de 18 ans, Sarah n'est plus que l'ombre d'elle-même. Une nuit, elle renverse en voiture Arthur, un adolescent du même âge. Alors qu'elle l'emmène chez elle pour le soigner, ils sont pris en chasse par un mystérieux tueur...
La Fille de l'autre, 1h30
Origin France
Actors Anne Parillaud, Thomas Coumans, Michel Vuillermoz, Françoise Lebrun
Roles Judith

Judith et Emilie ne se connaissent pas. Pourtant, elles vont être liées par le même événement : la naissance de leur enfant.
Demandez la permission aux enfants !, 1h36
Directed by Éric Civanyan
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Sandrine Bonnaire, Pascal Légitimus, Anne Parillaud, Pierre Cassignard, Michèle Garcia, Michel Vuillermoz
Roles Anna
Rating56% 2.842682.842682.842682.842682.84268
Trois familles sont confrontées à un seul et même problème : leurs enfants leur mènent la vie dure. Et puis un jour, la bêtise de trop et voilà que les adultes décident d'unir leurs forces pour rendre à ces petits diables la monnaie de leur désobéissance. Entre les enfants rois et les parents rebelles, désormais, tous les coups sont permis.
The Last Mistress, 1h44
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Yolande Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Anne Parillaud
Roles Mme de Solcy
Rating61% 3.099683.099683.099683.099683.09968
In 1835 Paris, Ryno de Marigny (Fu'ad Aït Aattou), before getting married to the young and innocent Hermangarde (Roxanne Mesquida), makes a last visit to La Vellini (Asia Argento), his Spanish mistress, to bid goodbye in an act of lovemaking. His liaison with La Vellini is the subject of Parisian gossip, and before Hermangarde's grandmother gives her blessing, she wants to hear from Ryno everything about this relationship. Ryno reveals a tempestuous story but indicates that his ten year romance is over; he now is in love with Hermangarde. After the marriage, the newlyweds move away to a castle at the seashore. They are happy and soon Hermangarde conceives. But the "last/old mistress" reappears, and while Ryno tries to keep her out of his life, she is not to be rejected, and Hermangarde finds out about it.
Thirty-Five Something, 1h45
Directed by Cécile Telerman
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Anne Parillaud, Judith Godrèche, Mathilde Seigner, Mathias Mlekuz, Thierry Neuvic, Pascal Elbé
Roles Florence
Rating59% 2.9947552.9947552.9947552.9947552.994755
Marie est médecin dans un hôpital public, son mari Pierre est peintre mais ne vend aucune toile, elle supporte seule les charges financières du foyer. Florence travaille dans une agence de marketing, son mari Julien est un homme d'affaires, souvent parti à l'étranger, elle n'éprouve plus de désir pour lui. Juliette est célibataire et future avocate, son précédent petit ami Guillaume, étudiant en philosophie est incapable de s'engager dans une réelle relation, la quitte au moment où ils devaient emménager ensemble.
Deadlines (2005)
, 1h43
Directed by Ludi Boeken
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Stephen Moyer, Anne Parillaud, Omid Djalili, Georges Siatidis, Larry Lamb, Lotfi Dziri
Roles Julia Muller
Rating70% 3.5325353.5325353.5325353.5325353.532535
L'action, qui se passe à Beyrouth (capitale du Liban) pendant la guerre, relate l'histoire du jeune Alex Randal, jeune journaliste avec peu d'expérience mais motivé comme jamais, qui arrive dans cette ville pour couvrir les deux attentats qui ont frappé les bases militaires françaises et américaines.
Promised Land
Directed by Amos Gitaï
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Rosamund Pike, Anne Parillaud, Hanna Schygulla, Amos Lavi, Kadri Kõusaar
Roles Anne
Rating56% 2.80562.80562.80562.80562.8056
Une nuit dans le désert du Sinaï, au clair de lune, un groupe d'hommes et de femmes se réchauffe autour d'un feu de camp. Les femmes viennent d'Europe de l'Est, les hommes sont des Bédouins. Demain, ils passeront la frontière en secret et les femmes seront vendues aux enchères. Elles passeront de main en main, victimes d'un réseau de prostitution.
Sex Is Comedy, 1h34
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Anne Parillaud, Grégoire Colin, Roxane Mesquida
Roles Jeanne
Rating56% 2.803352.803352.803352.803352.80335
La réalisatrice Jeanne rencontre des difficultés sévères pendant le tournage de son nouveau film. Bien qu'il fasse froid, il faut tourner une scène de vacances d'été à la mer.
Gangsters (2002)
, 1h30
Directed by Olivier Marchal
Origin France
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Richard Anconina, Anne Parillaud, François Levantal, Alexandra Vandernoot, Gérald Laroche, Francis Renaud
Roles Nina Delgado
Rating64% 3.249593.249593.249593.249593.24959
Franck Chaievski, un petit truand multi-récidiviste, et sa compagne, Nina Delgado, une prostituée toxicomane, subissent un interrogatoire musclé au commissariat de police du 18e arrondissement de Paris. On les accuse d'avoir organisé un hold-up qui a fini en bain de sang, et certains policiers veulent surtout savoir où sont passés les 80 millions de francs en diamants bruts...
One 4 All
One 4 All (1999)
, 2h2
Directed by Claude Lelouch
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Olivia Bonamy, Marianne Denicourt, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Alessandra Martines, Anne Parillaud, Anouk Aimée
Roles Olga Duclos
Rating49% 2.475842.475842.475842.475842.47584
Trois comédiennes en pleine galère décident d'utiliser leurs talents pour dépouiller des hommes riches, en faisant semblant de tomber amoureuses d'eux. Leur mécanique bien rodée achoppe sur les hasards de la vie...
The Man in the Iron Mask, 2h12
Directed by Randall Wallace, Frédéric Auburtin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about families, Politique, Political films, Histoire de France, Jumeaux ou jumelles, Films about royalty
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud
Roles Queen Mother Anne
Rating64% 3.249983.249983.249983.249983.24998
France is under the reign of a cruel and self-centered version of King Louis XIV (DiCaprio), who spends his time declaring a war against the Dutch, distributing rotten food to the rioting citizens of Paris, and seducing women trying in vain to win his heart and become queen.
Shattered Image, 1h43
Directed by Raoul Ruiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors William Baldwin, Anne Parillaud, Lisanne Falk, Graham Greene, Bulle Ogier
Roles Jessie Markham
Rating50% 2.5108552.5108552.5108552.5108552.510855
Confusing realities surface in this paranoid film dealing with the fragile nature of a young woman (Anne Parillaud) recovering from rape and an apparent attempted suicide. In one reality, she is a killer destroyer of men. In another she is the new wife on a Jamaican honeymoon with her new husband (William Baldwin), who is trying to help her recover. Which is real is the question as the story unfolds.