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Has never married.

Saw the French team's victory at the Stade de France in the final of 1998 FIFA World Cup France (1998) together with her son.

The youngest of five siblings, she has three sisters and a brother: academic scholar Jacqueline Huppert (b. 1944), author Rémi Huppert (b. 1946), actress/writer/director Elisabeth Huppert (b. 1948) and director Caroline Huppert (b. 1950).

Mother of Lolita Chammah, Lorenzo Chammah and Angelo Chammah, all fathered out of wedlock by Ronald Chammah.

She is the actor who has had the most films in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival (20 films, as of 2017), and one of only four actresses who have won the Best Interpretation Awards twice - for Violette (1978) in 1978 and The Piano Teacher (2001) in 2001 (the others are Vanessa Redgrave for Morgan! (1966) in 1966 and Isadora (1968) in 1968, Helen Mirren for Cal (1984) in 1984 and The Madness of King George (1994) in 1995, and Barbara Hershey for Shy People (1987) in 1987 and A World Apart (1988) in 1988).

Most nominated actress for the César Award. As of 2017, she has been nominated 16 times, and won Best Actress twice, for La Cérémonie (1995) and for Elle (2016). She has 14 nominations for Best Actress and 2 nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

Has recorded an album with French singer/"rock star" Jean-Louis Murat called "Madame Deshoulières". They sing/recite lyrics taken from poems of nearly unknown 16th century writer Antoinette Deshoulières. (Album released in France by "Labels" on 26 March 2001.)

Plays the piano.

Isabelle Huppert starred with her daughter Lolita Chammah in five films: Copacabana (2010), La vie moderne (2000), Malina (1991), Story of Women (1988) and Barrage (2017).

During the shooting of 8 Women (2002), Isabelle was always hungry at 5 P.M. and had to eat bread. As this made Danielle Darrieux also feel hungry, they shared their bread.

Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984.

Graduated from the CNSAD (National Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Paris)

Friend of Jacqueline Bisset, Daphna Kastner and Kim Cattrall.

Born to Raymond Huppert (1914-2003), an engineer, and Annick Huppert (1914-1990), an English teacher. Her maternal great-grandmother Jeanne, also known as Marthe Callot Bertrand, was one of the four Callot sisters. The sisters founded Callot Soeurs, a leading fashion design house.

Is interested in photography.

Her stage performance as "Hedda Gabler" in Ibsen's play was critically acclaimed and awarded at the Mostra in Venice (2005).

Auditioned for the Holly Hunter role in The Piano (1993).

Appointed the president of the jury for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival [January 2, 2009].

In the early '70s, Huppert shared an apartment with Isabelle Adjani and the late actress Christine Pascal.

In 2012, 32 years after the premiere of Heaven's Gate (1980), a newly restored director's cut was re-released to acclaim in New York City and Venice, just as Huppert was featured in the year's Oscar-winning foreign-language film Amour (2012).

She was Michael Haneke's first choice for the role of Anna in Funny Games (1997), but she declined the offer because she was scared to do it. The role went to Susanne Lothar instead.

Michael Haneke is her favorite director to work with.

Her father was from a Jewish family (from Alsace-Lorraine and Slovakia). He hid in North Africa during World War II and the Holocaust. Her mother was of French (Catholic) descent. They married in 1940.

In 2012, she starred in two films that competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival; Amour (2012) and In Another Country (2012).

For her performance in Elle (2016), she's one of only 3 actresses to have won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for a foreign language film, the other two being Anouk Aimée in A Man and a Woman (1966) and Liv Ullmann in The Emigrants (1971).

Is one of 13 French actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination. The others in chronological order are: Claudette Colbert, Colette Marchand, Leslie Caron, Simone Signoret, Anouk Aimée, Isabelle Adjani, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo and Emmanuelle Riva.

Is one of 7 French actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award for a French-language performance. The others in chronological order are Anouk Aimée, Isabelle Adjani, Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard and Emmanuelle Riva.

She worked with three directors who all died in the same year (2016): Michael Cimino, Curtis Hanson and Andrzej Wajda.

She has one grandson, Gabriel, (born in January 2013) from Lolita Chammah.

Owner of the repertory cinema Christine 21 in Paris, which her son Lorenzo Chammah curates.

Was once in a relationship with Daniel Toscan du Plantier.

Sister-in-law of Laurent Heynemann.

Aunt of Justine Heynemann and Baptiste Heynemann.

Has been friends with director Márta Mészáros since their collaboration in Örökség (1980). She was originally supposed to have a role in Mészáros' 2017 release Aurora Borealis: Északi fény (2017) , but eventually withdrew from the project in order to star in Elle (2016).

Changed her published birthdate from March 16, 1953 to March 16, 1955 in order to conceal her actual age.