Irène Jacob
Irène Jacob

Gender

Female

Known Credits

10

Irène Jacob

Date of Birth: Jul 15, 1966

Birthplace:  Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France

 

 

Biography

This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malles Au revoir, les enfants (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed up with another small role in Jacques Rivettes La bande des quatre/The Gang of Four (1989). 5Stardom (and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress award) arrived with Jacobs dual role as two women whose lives are mysteriously linked in Krzysztof Kieslowskis psychological drama The Double Life of Veronique (1991). She ventured to the US for a ronantic comedy, Trusting Beatrice (1991), fittingly, about a young French womans arrival in the US. After the small film The Van Gogh Wake (1993), she played the ill-fated mother in Agnieszka Hollands touching and acclaimed The Secret Garden (1993).

Known For

Filmography

The Collection

The Collection

as  Marianne

2016

Eternité

Eternité

as Mère de Gabrielle

2015

The Affair

The Affair

as  Juliette Le Gall

2014

Déchaînées

Déchaînées

as Aurore

2012

U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals

as Marie Bineaux, Mark's Girlfriend

1998

Three Colors: Red

Three Colors: Red

as Valentine Dussaut

1994

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

as Mary's Mother / Lilias Craven

1993

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique

as Weronika/Véronique

1991

Au Revoir Les Enfants

Au Revoir Les Enfants

as Mlle Davenne

1987