Emmanuelle Beart - Biography & Career
Beart was born in Gassin, Var (not far from St. Tropez), on the French Riviera. She is the daughter of the French singer and poet Guy Beart, and actress Genevieve Galea. In a recent trip to Croatia, she revealed that one of her grandmothers was Croatian.
As an eleven-year-old she obtained an acting role in the 1976 film Demain les momes. In her teens she appeared in bit parts in television then went to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to work as a nanny before returning to France the following year to attend drama school in Paris. A short time later she was cast in her first adult role in a film, and in 1986 she skyrocketed to fame with her role opposite Yves Montand, in the film Manon des Sources. For her performance, she won the 1987 Cesar Award for "Best Supporting Actress." She also won a "Best Actress" award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her starring role in the 1995 film, Une Femme francaise. After a ten-year relationship with Daniel Auteuil (her co-star in Manon des Sources and Un c?ur en hiver), she divorced him and re-married.