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Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1965
SpousePhilippe Kelly, Gérard Darmon, Paul Powell
FactWon the "Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Danse de Paris" at age 16.

Mathilda May is a French actress and model. She was born on February 16, 1966 in Paris, France. Her parents are Jean-Pierre May and Françoise May. She has two sisters, Muriel May and Sylvie May. She attended the Cours Florent drama school in Paris.

May’s acting career began in 1985 with a small role in the film La Femme Publique. She has since appeared in over 50 films and television shows. Some of her most notable roles include The Jackal (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), and Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988).

May has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Pierre Cosso, with whom she has a son, Vincent Cosso. Her second husband is actor/director Samuel Le Bihan. The couple has two daughters, Lily-Rose and Violette Le Bihan.

May has a net worth of $5 million. She earns a salary of $150,000 per film.

Mathilda May is a French actress and model who is best known for her roles in The Jackal (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), and Life Is a Long Quiet River (1988).

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Full NameMathilda May
Date Of BirthFebruary 8, 1965
Height1.78 m
ProfessionActor, Singer


SpousePhilippe Kelly, Gérard Darmon, Paul Powell
ChildrenSarah Darmon, Jules Darmon
ParentsMargareta Hanson, Victor Haïm
SiblingsJudith Reval


AwardsCésar Award for Most Promising Actress
MoviesLifeforce, The Tit and the Moon, The Jackal, The Girl Cut in Two, Naked Tango, Becoming Colette, The Players, Scream of Stone, Toutes peines confondues, Dead Tired, The Cry of the Owl, Three Tickets for the 26th, Isabelle Eberhardt, Delit De Fuite, The Catwalk, Dream One

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1I never imagined before that I would be able to act, because as a dancer you learn that you need to work for many years before you can perform correctly. After tasting that great pleasure I couldn't take a dance class for three months. Acting was no pain and you could talk to people. I didn't want to go back and suffer. I prefer to keep my private life private. I would like people to be interested in me because of what I do more than what I am. I don't know if that makes sense but it is how I feel.


1A former ballerina from age 8 until her late teens, her mother Margareta Hanson was a prima ballerina for the Sweden Malmo ballet company.
2Had a daughter with her former companion Gérard Darmon [1994]
3Won the "Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Danse de Paris" at age 16.
4Daughter of Victor Haïm




Mystère à l'Opéra2015TV MovieEva Fontaine
L'Annonce2015Video short
On se retrouvera2015TV MovieLieutenant Janson
Crossing Lines2014TV SeriesAudrey St. Marie
Délit de fuite2013TV MovieCécile
La croisière2013TV SeriesFrançoise
Clash2012TV SeriesLaure Rossignol
Les infidèles2012Ariane (segment 'Las Vegas")
L'illuminé2011Video short
Une vie française2011TV MovieAnna Blick
Les nuits d'Alice2010TV MovieAngélique
Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle2009TV SeriesThérèse de Marsanne
Fais pas ci, fais pas ça2009TV SeriesMathilda May
La fille coupée en deux2007Capucine Jamet
New délire2007Fanny (voice)
L'homme qui voulait passer à la télé2005TV Movie
L'homme pressé2005TV MovieIrène Debord
Love Express2004Anne-Charlotte
Soraya2003TV MovieChams
Soyez prudents...2003TV Series
Perlasca: Un eroe italiano2002TV MovieContessa Eleonora
Fabio Montale2002TV Mini-SeriesHélène Pessayre
Caméra café2001TV SeriesLa femme du patron
De toute urgence2001TV MovieJulie
Les redoutables2000TV SeriesMilitary woman
Là-bas... mon pays2000Nelly Azera
Only Love1998TV MovieSilvia Rinaldi
The Jackal1997Isabella Zanconia
Privateer 2: The Darkening1996Video GameMelissa Banks
La ferme du crocodile1996TV MovieSandrine Jaussier
L'histoire du samedi1996TV SeriesSandra
Le voleur et la menteuse1994Suzanne Henson
La teta y la luna1994La Gabacha
The Whipping Boy1994TV MovieBetsy
Dead Tired1994Mathilda May
Toutes peines confondues1992Jeanne Gardella
Isabelle Eberhardt1991Isabelle Eberhardt
Becoming Colette1991Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein1991Katharina
Naked Tango1990Alba / Stephanie
Trois places pour le 261988Marion
L'heure Simenon1988TV SeriesEdmée
Piazza Navona1988TV SeriesJeanne / Juliette
La passerelle1988Cora Elbaz
Secret of the Sahara1988TV Mini-SeriesMyriam
Le cri du hibou1987Juliette
Se un giorno busserai alla mia porta1987TV Mini-SeriesClaudia Bandini
La vie dissolue de Gérard Floque1987Pauline
Les louves1986TV MovieAgnès
Lifeforce1985Space Girl
Les rois du gag1985Alexandra
Weißblaue Geschichten1983TV Series


Les rois maudits2005TV Mini-Series voice dubbing - 5 episodes


Trois places pour le 261988performer: "Au Concert", "La Parfumerie", "Qui Luxure"


Mardi cinéma2016TV SeriesHerself (Pré-générique)
Le grand journal de Canal+2009-2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Ce soir avec Arthur2015TV SeriesHerself
Au Field de la nuit2015TV SeriesHerself
Le plus grand cabaret du monde2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Thé ou café2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Vivement dimanche prochain2015TV SeriesHerself
Les enfants de la télé2015TV SeriesHerself
Dans les coulisses: le tournage de 3 places pour le 262013Video documentary shortHerself
On n'est pas couché2007-2013TV SeriesHerself
Dangerous Beauty with Mathilda May2013Video shortHerself
La parenthèse inattendue2013TV SeriesHerself
C à vous2012TV SeriesHerself
Gala de l'union2011TV SeriesHerself
Vie privée, vie publique2011TV SeriesHerself
Le bureau des plaintes2010TV SeriesHerself
Le plus beau métier du monde2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinémas2010TV SeriesHerself
La traversée du miroir2010TV SeriesHerself
La soirée de l'étrange2009TV SeriesHerself
Qui veut gagner des millions?2002-2009TV SeriesHerself
La nuit des Molières1995-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
On n'a pas tout dit2008TV SeriesHerself
Le bateau livre2008TV SeriesHerself
Les tabous de...2007TV SeriesHerself
Le fabuleux destin de...2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Main guest
Tout le monde en parle2000TV SeriesHerself
Victoires de la musique2000TV SeriesHerself
Zone interdite1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
La nuit des Césars1992-1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Joyeux anniversaire Monsieur Trenet1995TV MovieHerself
Nulle part ailleurs1995TV SeriesHerself
Eurotrash1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Le divan1992TV Series documentaryHerself
Champs-Elysées1987-1988TV SeriesHerself
Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches1988TV SeriesHerself
Mardi cinéma1987-1988TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentarySpace Girl (uncredited)
Carlsen's Curse with Steve Railsback2013Video shortSpace Girl
Space Vampires in London with Tobe Hooper2013Video shortSpace Girl
On n'est pas couché2007TV SeriesHerself
The World of Jacques Demy1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)


Won Awards

1989Prix Romy SchneiderPrix Romy Schneider
1988CésarCésar Awards, FranceMost Promising Actress (Meilleur jeune espoir féminin)Le cri du hibou (1987)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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