Charlotte Gainsbourg is an English-French actress and singer. In 2007, she appeared as Claire in the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, and also covered Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman” for the film’s soundtrack. In 2004, she sang a duet with French pop star Étienne Daho on his single “Se”.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Personal Life
Charlotte Gainsbourg was born on 21 July 1971 in Marylebone, London, England to Jane Birkin, an English actress and singer, and Serge Gainsbourg, a French singer. Charlotte’s parents never got married. At the time of birth, Charlotte got the surname Gainsbourg, her father’s stage name, but at the age of 18, she changed her surname to Ginsburg, her father’s legal surname. She continued to use the Gainsbourg name professionally.
Charlotte grew up in Paris with her half-sister Kate Barry from her mother’s marriage to composer John Barry. In 2013, Kate Barry died after falling from a window. She has a younger brother, Lucien “Lulu” Gainsbourg, who was born in 1986 in the relationship between his father and Bambou. On her father’s side, she also had two older siblings from his second marriage to Françoise-Antoinette “Béatrice” Pancrazzi.
In 1980, Charlotte’s mother left her father for the director Jacques Doillon as a result in 1982, her half-sister, Lou Doillon, was born. After Charlotte’s parents divorced, her father became an alcoholic and later died of a heart attack in 1991.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Career
She made her acting debut as Catherine Deneuve’s daughter in Paroles et Musique (1984). In 1986, Gainsbourg won the César Award for “Most Promising Actress” for An Impudent Girl. That same year, Gainsbourg appeared in Charlotte Ever about a man who develops incestuous desires for his teenage daughter after the death of his wife.
In 1988, she appeared with her mother in the films Kung Fu Master and Agnes V. in the documentary Jane B., both directed by Agnès Varda. In 1993, Gainsbourg made her English-language debut in The Cement Garden, written and directed by her uncle Andrew Birkin. Her stage debut was in 1994 in David Mamet’s production of Oleanna at the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse. In 1996, Gainsbourg played the title character in Jane Eyre, a film of Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel.
In 2000, she won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for La Bûche. In 2003, Gainsbourg starred in the film 21 Grams along with Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro. In 2006, Gainsbourg appeared with Gael García Bernal in Michel Gondry’s The Science of Sleep. In 2007, she appeared as Claire in the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There, directed by Todd Haynes, and also covered Dylan’s “Just Like a Woman” for the film’s soundtrack. Gainsbourg starred in the French-Australian production The Tree in 2010 and Lars von Trier’s sci-fi disaster film Melancholia.
In May 2012, “Confession of a Child of the Century” premiered, where she played with British musician Pete Doherty. Gainsbourg worked with von Trier again in her 2013 film Nymphomaniac, in which she played the title role. The 5½-hour film describes the life of a sex addict from youth to middle age. In 2014, she starred in Three Hearts and Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano in Sambo, for which she was nominated for the Lumières Award for Best Actress. She then portrayed Dr. Catherine Marceaux in Independence Day: Resurgence, a sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day.
In 2017, she starred alongside Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson in the crime thriller The Snowman. In 2020, he had a cameo role as herself in the first episode of the fourth season of Call My Agent!
Gainsbourg made her musical debut with the controversial song “Lemon Incest” in 1984. Gainsbourg, who was 13 when the song was released, later said she had just started boarding school and was therefore unaware of the controversy surrounding the song as she was much older. In 1986, she released her debut album, Charlotte for Ever, which was produced by her father.
In 2000, Gainsbourg appeared in Madonna’s album Music with the song “What It Feels Like for a Girl”. Gainsbourg’s lengthy introduction is taken from the film The Cement Garden, which inspired the song’s title. The song was further remixed in one version in 2001, with Gainsbourg’s The Cement Garden speech repeated during the song. In 2000, Gainsbourg presented “The Four Cardinal Times” on the Soundwalk Collective with the album Peradam by Patti Smith.
In 2004, she sang a duet with French pop star Étienne Daho on his single “Se”. In 2006, Gainsbourg released her second album, 5:55, to critical acclaim and commercial success, topping the charts in France and reaching platinum status in that country. In the UK, the album was moderately successful, peaking at number 78. (The single “The Songs That We Sing” only peaked at number 129.) Gainsbourg took a 20-year hiatus between her debut album and 5:55 due to the death of her father and a desire to explore a music career without him.
In late 2009, Gainsbourg released her third studio album, IRM, produced by Beck. One of the factors that influenced the process of creating the album was the time she spent filming Antichrist. Gainsbourg’s head injury in 2007 contributed to the title of the album “IRM”, an acronym for the French translation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). On March 2, 2010, her song “Heaven Can Wait” was selected as the Starbucks iTunes Top Pick of the Week. In 2011, Gainsbourg released the double album Stage Whisper, a compilation of unreleased tracks and live tracks from IRM.
In 2013, Gainsbourg released a cover version of “Hey Joe” recorded with Beck for the soundtrack of the film Nymphomaniac, in which she starred. Since 2014, Gainsbourg has supported the Hear the World Foundation as an ambassador. In her role, she promotes equal opportunities and a better quality of life for the hearing impaired. She was involved in the Listen to the World Calendar 2014, the proceeds of which were earmarked for the Foundation’s projects.
In September 2017, the music videos for the singles “Rest” and “Deadly Valentine” were released, both directed by Gainsbourg herself. The music video features her children. The album was released on November 17, 2017. The following year, a companion EP to Rest was released titled Take 2. Gainsbourg also appeared on Akchoté’s second studio album, Thirst, in November 2019. In September 2021, it was revealed that Gainsbourg would appear in Navarrete’s second studio album, Romeo, which was released on November 12, 2021.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Net Worth
She has a net worth of $5 million. She earns via being an actress and singer. She also earns via concerts that are attended by her wide fanbase.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Relationship
Charlotte is currently dating Yvan Attal, a French-Israeli actor/director. The two met on the set of the 1991 film Aux yeux du monde.
On June 19, 2013, Attal publicly proposed to Gainsbourg at an award ceremony where she received the French National Order of Merit. The couple has three children: son Ben (b. 1997) and daughters Alice (b. 2002) and Jo (b. 2011). Charlotte and Attal are not married, and she attributed her reluctance to the fact that her parents never married. In April 2014, Attal confirmed that they were still unwed, with no plans to marry.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Education
Charlotte attended École Active Bilingue Jeannine Manuel in Paris and Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil in Switzerland.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Health Condition
On September 5, 2007, Charlotte underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage. She had suffered headaches several weeks earlier after a water skiing accident in the United States.
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Charlotte Gainsbourg Physical Stats
|Height||5 ft 8 in / 173 cm|
|Weight||126 lb / 57 kg|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Breast/Bust size||31 in / 81 cm|
|Waist size||24 in / 61 cm|
|Hips size||35 in / 89 cm|
|Bra size||36B (US) / 80B (EU)|
|Cup size||B (US)|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||7 US|
Charlotte Gainsbourg Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg|
|Date Of Birth||21 July 1971|
|Age||51 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Marylebone, London, England|
|Nationality||United Kingdom, France|
|Siblings||Kate Barry, Lou Doillon, Lucien Gainsbourg, Natacha Gainsbourg, Paul Gainsbourg|
|Children||Ben Attal, Alice Attal|
Charlotte Gainsbourg Filmography
|1984||Paroles et Musique|
|1985||La tentation d’Isabelle|
|1985||An Impudent Girl|
|1986||Charlotte for Ever|
|1988||Kung Fu Master|
|1988||Jane B. par Agnès V.|
|1988||The Little Thief|
|1990||The Sun Also Shines at Night|
|1991||Merci la vie|
|1991||Aux yeux du monde|
|1993||The Cement Garden|
|2001||Félix et Lola|
|2001||My Wife Is an Actress|
|2002||La merveilleuse odyssée de l’idiot Toboggan|
|2004||Une star internationale|
|2004||Happily Ever After|
|2005||L’un reste, l’autre part|
|2006||The Science of Sleep|
|2007||I’m Not There|
|2008||The City of Your Final Destination|
|2012||Confession of a Child of the Century|
|2012||Do Not Disturb|
|2014||Jacky in Women’s Kingdom|
|2015||Every Thing Will Be Fine|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence|
|2016||Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer|
|2017||Promise at Dawn|
|2018||I Think We’re Alone Now|
|2019||My Dog Stupid|
|2020||Call My Agent!|
|2021||Jane by Charlotte|
|2022||The Passengers of the Night|
|2022||The Pale Blue Eye|
|2022||The Almond and the Seahorse|
Charlotte Gainsbourg Discography
|1986||Charlotte for Ever|
|Label: Phonogram/Mercury (Re-release)|
|Released: 28 August 2006|
|Label: Because Music/Atlantic/Vice|
|Released: 7 December 2009|
|Label: Because Music/Elektra|
|Released: 13 December 2011|
|Label: Because Music/Elektra|
|Released: 17 November 2017|
|Label: Because Music|
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