Emmanuelle Béart

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Emmanuelle Béart (born 14 August 1963) is a French film actress, who has appeared in over 50 film and television productions since 1972. Béart won a César Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Manon des Sources (1986). She has been nominated a further seven times for Most Promising Actress and Best Actress. Béart was born Emmanuelle Béhart-Hasson in St. Tropez (some sources say Gassin), on the French Riviera, the daughter of Geneviève Galéa, a former model, and Guy Béart, a singer and poet. Béart's mother is of Greek, Maltese, and Croatian descent, Her father was born in Egypt to an originally Jewish family who were of Spanish, Swiss, and Russian ancestry. In her late teens she spent her summer vacation with the English speaking family of a close friend of her father in Montreal. At the end of the summer the family invited her to stay with them and complete her baccalauréat at Collège international Marie de France. Béart obtained an acting role in the 1976 film Tomorrow's Children.
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