Bérénice Bejo is a French-Argentine actress best known for playing Christiana in A Knight’s Tale and Peppy Miller in The Artist. Her work in the latter earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won her the César Award for Best Actress. For her performance in The Past, she won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and was nominated for a César.
Birthday / Date of Birth
Berenice Bejo was born on 7th July 1976, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She’s currently 43 years old.
Multiracial (White and Hispanic)
She has Argentinian, Italian (on her mother’s side) and Spanish (on her father’s side) ancestry.
Information regarding her educational qualifications is unknown.
- Father – Miguel Bejo (Filmmaker)
- Mother – Silvia de Paoli (Lawyer)
- Siblings – Moira Grassi (Younger Sister) (Actress), She also has 2 step-siblings each from her parents’ previous relationships.
- Relatives – Serge Hazanavicius (Brother-in-law) (Actor, Director)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Bérénice Bejo has dated –
- Michel Hazanavicius (2005-Present) – Berenice Bejo is married to French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius. She gave birth to their first child, a son, Lucien Hazanavicius on June 25, 2008 and their second child, a daughter, Gloria Hazanavicius on September 18, 2011.
- In feet – 5 feet 5¾ inches
- In centimeters – 167 cm
- In meters – 1.67 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 33-24-34
- Bust – 33 inches
- Waist – 24 inches
- Hip – 34 inches
- Bra Size – 32D
She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 4 (US).
Bérénice best known for playing Christiana in A Knight’s Tale (2001) and Peppy Miller in The Artist (2011). Her work in the latter earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won her the César Award for Best Actress. For her performance in The Past, she won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and was nominated for a César.
In 1996, she made her feature film debut in Les soeurs Hamlet (The Hamlet sisters) as Karine Hamlet. In 2001, Bejo made her American film debut, playing the role of Christiana in A Knight’s Tale opposite Heath Ledger. Christiana is a lady in waiting to Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon).
In 1996, she played Laurence in the French television movie, Histoires d’hommes.
Bérénice has done endorsement work for the following brands- Chopard, Chaumet Jewellery, Gucci, Zuhair Murad, Miu Miu, Azzedine Alaïa, Céline Daoust, Venice Biennale (Arts Organization) & Le Planning Familial.
Bérénice Bejo Favorites
- Favorite Actress – Marilyn Monroe
- Favorite Movie – Laura (1944)
- Favorite Directors – Billy Wilder, Otto Preminger, René Clair, Clint Eastwood
Bérénice Bejo Net worth
Bérénice Bejo has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2020.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Bérénice Bejo
- Her family moved to France when she was three years old during Argentina’s last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983).
- She had a keen interest in acting from a young age since her father was an Argentine filmmaker.
- Berenice began her acting career in the 1990s by appearing in French television and film productions.
- Berenice is the only winner of the Best Actress César to be nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the same performance.
- Berenice is the second Argentine-born actress to be nominated for an Oscar. The other was Norma Aleandro.
- She has also appeared in theatre productions such as The Threepenny Opera and Tout ce que vous voulez.
- In 2002, she learned karate under Alain Figlarz for her performance as Margo in the Koan episode of the TV series Vertiges.
- In 2002, she toured in France with Marie-France Pisier and Guillaume Depardieu.
- In 2003, Bejo starred as Olivia in 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman by Laurent Bouhnik.
- In 2006, she made a comeback by acting alongside Jean Dujardin in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies by Michel Hazanavicius. This was the first collaboration of the trio.
- In 2007, she made an appearance in the short film La Pomme d’Adam.
- In 2008, she appeared in two romantic comedies: Modern Love Bouquet and Stéphane Kazandjian. The same year she gave birth to her first child by Hazanavicius.
- In 2009, she participated in the documentary by Serge Bromberg, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno. The documentary reconstructs Clouzot’s film, altenating between scenes from the 1964 film and dialogue readings between Jacques Gamblin (for Serge Reggiani) and Béjo (for Romy Schneider).
- In June 2012, Bejo was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The same month, she received the Prix Romy Schneider.
- She was considered for the role of Rita in Edge of Tomorrow (2014) but it went to Emily Blunt.