Elsa Zylberstein

An actress of smart, striking beauty, with bright hazel eyes and angular features, the Parisian-born Elsa Zylberstein is known for portraying frank honesty and tender sexuality. She began appearing in movies in the late ... Read more »
Born: 10/15/1968

Filmography

Actor (38)

Gemma Bovery 2015 (Movie)

Wizzy (Actor)

Lines of Wellington 2012 (Movie)

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Play It Like Godard 2012 (Movie)

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A Butterfly Kiss 2011 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Enfances 2008 (Movie)

("L'enfance de Ingmar Bergman") (Actor)

I've Loved You So Long 2008 (Movie)

Lea (Actor)

The Feelings Factory 2008 (Movie)

Eloise Hautier (Actor)

J'Invente Rien 2006 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

La Petite Jerusalem 2006 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

Le Concile De Pierre 2006 (Movie)

Clarisse (Actor)

La Cloche a sonné 2005 (Movie)

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Modigliani 2005 (Movie)

Jeanne Hebuterne (Actor)

Monsieur N 2005 (Movie)

Albine de Montholon (Actor)

Tommorow We Move 2004 (Movie)

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Demain on Demenage 2003 (Movie)

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Loser Takes All 2003 (Movie)

Angele (Actor)

Pourqui (Pas) Le Bresil 2003 (Movie)

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Ce Jour-la 2002 (Movie)

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Ferocious 2002 (Movie)

Zebulon (Actor)

Les Fantomes de Louba 2001 (Movie)

Louba (Actor)

Un Ange 2001 (Movie)

Lea (Actor)

Combat d'amour en songe 2000 (Movie)

Lucrecia (Actor)

Time Regained 2000 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Je veux tout 1999 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Metroland 1999 (Movie)

Annick (Actor)

Portraits Chinois 1999 (Movie)

Emma (Actor)

Lautrec 1998 (Movie)

Susanne Valadon (Actor)

Man is a Woman 1998 (Movie)

Rosalie Baumann (Actor)

Tenue Correcte Exigee 1997 (Movie)

Lucie (Actor)

XXL 1997 (Movie)

Arlette Stern (Actor)

Farinelli 1995 (Movie)

Alexandra (Actor)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

Adrienne de Lafayette (Actor)

Mina Tannenbaum 1995 (Movie)

Ethel Benegui (Actor)

Un Samedi sur la Terre 1995 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Forced to Be With Others 1992 (Movie)

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L' Amoureuse 1992 (Movie)

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Van Gogh 1992 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

Beau fixe 1991 (Movie)

Frederique (Actor)

Biography

An actress of smart, striking beauty, with bright hazel eyes and angular features, the Parisian-born Elsa Zylberstein is known for portraying frank honesty and tender sexuality. She began appearing in movies in the late 1980s, soon making her first mark on international cinema as the lover of a famous post-Impressionist painter in the bleakly raw French biopic "Van Gogh" in 1991. Inspired by her fearless approach and majestic grace (she's studied classical dance since childhood), filmmakers cast her in further movie biographies such as "Modigliani", in which she again played the mistress of a tortured artist, and "Farinelli", a Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee about the ambisexual opera castrato Carlo Broschi. She remains a dependably passionate leading lady in conflicted or outright forbidden romances well into the 2000s. As such, she garnered particularly high praise for her performance as a Jewish Frenchwoman who falls for a Muslim co-worker in the gamely acted melodrama "Little Jerusalem". In '08, she starred opposite Kristin Scott Thomas in a somber tale of life after prison, "I've Loved You So Long", resulting in a Best Supporting Actress win at the venerated César Awards.

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