Emmanuelle Seigner photographed by Isabelle Bonjean
Emmanuelle Seigner, Actress
Born in Paris, Emmanuelle Seigner hails from a family of artists: her father is a
photographer, her mother a journalist and her grandfather was chairman of the
Comédie Française. After her education at a Catholic convent school, Emmanuelle
Seigner began working as a fashion model at the age of 14, gracing the cover pages
of many different magazines, and did a fragrance for Chanel. She met Dominique
Besnehard and began redirecting her career towards movies thanks to Jean-Luc
Godard, who offered her a first real role in ?Détective? (1985). She was 19 years? old
at the time. In 1988, on the set of ?Frantic?, she met director Roman Polanski and
married him the following year. They have two children. Extremely selective about
her choices, she has performed in two films directed by her husband, ?Bitter Moon?
(1992) and ?The Ninth Gate? (1999), in ?Nirvana? by Gabriele Salvatores, ?Place
Vendôme? (1998) by Nicole Garcia, ?Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d?enfants?
(2004), a comedy by Yvan Attal; as well as very recently in ?Backstage? (2005) by
Emmanuelle Bercot and an English movie ?Four Last Songs? by Francesca Joseph.
She is also working on an international English album distributed by BMG.
Isabelle Bonjean, Photographer
Isabelle Bonjean lives and works between Paris and New York. She
studied photography in Marseille, then worked as a photo assistant
for famous photographers. Her work is focused on still life and beauty.
She has contributed extensively to Vogue Gioiello, Surface, Wallpaper,
L?Off iciel, Citizen K, Gloss and Madame Figaro among others. Her
clients include Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet, Helena Rubinstein,
Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, Saks 5th Av., Shiseido, Swarovski... She has
recently begun directing commercials, including a famous Sony Playstation
ad. She held her f irst exhibition in a gallery in Paris in September
2000 and is still working on personal projects. She is also the mother
of three daughters.
The lot consists of 3 photographs and a TAG Heuer ladies? watch issued in a limited numbered edition, signed by Uma Thurman and by UNIFEM.