Charlotte Gainsbourg Biography, Career, Movies, Songs, Net Worth, Father, Husband, Daughter, Latest News, Age, And More

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 Biography

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.

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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.

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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)
Dress Size 4
Shoe (Feet) Size 7 US

Charlotte Gainsbourg Wiki/Bio

Name Charlotte Gainsbourg
Full Name Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg
Date Of Birth 21 July 1971
Age 51 (as of 2023)
Birthplace Marylebone, London, England
Profession Actress, singer
Nationality United Kingdom, France
Religion Jewish
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Gender Female
Parents Jane Birkin

Serge Gainsbourg

Siblings Kate Barry, Lou Doillon, Lucien Gainsbourg, Natacha Gainsbourg, Paul Gainsbourg
Partner Yvan Attal
Spouse N/A
Children Ben Attal, Alice Attal

Charlotte Gainsbourg Filmography

Year Film
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
1992 Amoureuse
1993 The Cement Garden
1994 Dead Tired
1996 Jane Eyre
1996 Anna Oz
1996 Love, etc.
1999 The Intruder
1999 Season’s Beatings
2000 Passionnément
2000 Nuremberg
2000 Les Misérables
2001 Félix et Lola
2001 My Wife Is an Actress
2002 La merveilleuse odyssée de l’idiot Toboggan
2003 21 Grams
2004 Une star internationale
2004 Happily Ever After
2005 L’un reste, l’autre part
2005 Lemming
2006 Nuovomondo
2006 I Do
2006 The Science of Sleep
2007 I’m Not There
2008 The City of Your Final Destination
2009 Antichrist
2009 Persécution
2010 The Tree
2011 Melancholia
2012 Confession of a Child of the Century
2012 Do Not Disturb
2013 Nymphomaniac
2014 Jacky in Women’s Kingdom
2014 Son épouse
2014 Samba
2014 Three Hearts
2014 Misunderstood
2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
2016 The Jews
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence
2016 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
2016 Dark Crimes
2017 Ismael’s Ghosts
2017 The Snowman
2017 Promise at Dawn
2018 I Think We’re Alone Now
2019 Lux Æterna
2019 My Dog Stupid
2020 Suzanna Andler
2020 Call My Agent!
2021 Jane by Charlotte
2021 Sundown
2021 The Accusation
2022 The Passengers of the Night
2022 The Pale Blue Eye
2022 The Almond and the Seahorse

Charlotte Gainsbourg Discography

Year Album details
1986 Charlotte for Ever
Released: 1986
Label: Phonogram/Mercury (Re-release)
2006 5:55
Released: 28 August 2006
Label: Because Music/Atlantic/Vice
2009 IRM
Released: 7 December 2009
Label: Because Music/Elektra
2011 Stage Whisper
Released: 13 December 2011
Label: Because Music/Elektra
2017 Rest
Released: 17 November 2017
Label: Because Music

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