Sophie Marceau
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Sophie Marceau is a French actress. In addition to her French language films, she has appeared in international films such as "Braveheart" (1995) and as a Bond Girl in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999).

In February 1980, Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers. Marceau had photos taken at the agency but did not think anything would come of it. At the same time, Françoise Menidrey, the casting director for Claude Pinoteau's "La Boum" (1980), asked modeling agencies to recommend a new teenager for the project. After viewing the rushes, Alain Poiré, the director of the Gaumont Film Company, signed Marceau to a long-term contract. "La Boum" was a hit not only in France, where 4.5 million tickets were sold, but in Italy and Japan.

In 1981, Marceau made her singing debut with French singer François Valéry on "Dream in Blue," written by Delanoë.

In 1982, at the age of 16, Marceau bought back her contract with Gaumont for one million French francs. She borrowed most of the money. After starring in the sequel film "La Boum 2" in 1982, Marceau focused on more dramatic roles, including "Fort Saganne" (co-starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve) and "Joyeuse Pâques" (Happy Easter) in 1984, "L'Amour Braque" and "Police" in 1985, and "Descente aux Enfers" (Descent Into Hell) in 1986. In 1988, she starred in "L'Etudiante" (The Student) and "Chouans!". That year, Marceau was named Best Romantic Actress at the International Festival of Romantic Movies for her role in "Chouans".

In 1989, she starred in "Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours" (My Nights are more Beautiful than your Days), which was directed by her long-time boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski. In 1990, she starred in "Pacific Palisades" and "La Note Bleue", her third film directed by her companion. In 1991, she ventured into the theater in "Eurydice", which earned a Marceau a Moliere Award for Most Promising Newcomer.

Marceau began making less-dramatic films, such as the comedy "Fanfan" in 1993 and "La Fille de D'Artagnan" in 1994 — both popular in Europe and abroad. That year, she returned to the theatre as Eliza Dolittle in "Pygmalion".

Marceau achieved international recognition in 1995 as Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's "Braveheart". That year, she was part of an ensemble of international actors in the French film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders, "Beyond the Clouds".

In 1997, she continued with William Nicholson's Firelight, filmed in England, Véra Belmont's "Marquise", filmed in France, and Bernard Rose's "Anna Karenina".

She played Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1999). She became a Bond girl by playing Elektra King in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999).

Marceau teamed up again with her then-boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski to film "La Fidélité" in 2000. In 2008 she plays in the aclaimed french movie "LOL", and in "Les Femmes de l'Ombre" (Female Agents).

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