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Dalle in 1999
19 December 1964
(m. 1985; div. 1988)
(m. 2005; div. 2014)
(?–1998; broken engagement)
Life and career
Working as a model when she met filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix, Beineix cast her in the lead role of the 1986 film 37°2 le matin (later released in the UK and USA as Betty Blue) which received BAFTA and Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film, and made a star of Dalle.
In 2001, Dalle appeared in the controversial film, Trouble Every Day, in which she played a vampire. She starred in the 2007 film À l'intérieur, in which she played a cruel psychopath stalking a pregnant woman.
Dalle's personal life has been controversial. She has been arrested on several occasions for shoplifting, drug possession and assault. In January, 2005, while making a film about prison life in Brest, Dalle met Guenaël Meziani, serving a 12-year prison sentence for assaulting and raping his ex-girlfriend. She married him after 24 one-hour visits, and spoke on his behalf at hearings for his early release. However, according to a 2015 profile of Dalle, she said the marriage was "a complete disaster" once Meziani was released from prison, and their divorce was apparently finalised in July 2014. In 2018, Dalle was criticised for celebrating the escape from prison of a violent criminal serving a 25-year sentence for a robbery in which a police officer was killed.
Interviewed on the French TV programme Divan in 2016, Dalle said that, when she used to work in a morgue, she and friends sold body parts of corpses. She also said that, while on acid, she ate a dead man's ear.
|1986||Betty Blue||Betty||Jean-Jacques Beineix||Nominated - César Award for Best Actress|
|On a volé Charlie Spencer !||The Star||Francis Huster|
|1988||The Witches' Sabbath||Maddalena||Marco Bellocchio|
|Les bois noirs||Violette||Jacques Deray|
|1990||A Woman's Revenge||Suzy||Jacques Doillon|
|1991||Night on Earth||Blind Woman||Jim Jarmusch|
|1992||La Belle Histoire||Odona||Claude Lelouch|
|La Fille de l'air||Brigitte||Maroun Bagdadi|
|1994||I Can't Sleep||Mona||Claire Denis|
|À la folie||Elsa||Diane Kurys|
|1996||Clubbed to Death||Saida||Yolande Zauberman|
|1997||The Blackout||Annie||Abel Ferrara|
|Al límite||Elena||Eduardo Campoy|
|2000||La vérité vraie||Cathy||Fabrice Cazeneuve||TV Movie|
|2001||Trouble Every Day||Coré||Claire Denis (2)|
|H Story||The Actress||Nobuhiro Suwa|
|2002||Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard||Cécile Cassard||Christophe Honoré|
|Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space||Tatla||Tol|
|Les oreilles sur le dos||Monica||Xavier Durringer||TV Movie|
|2003||Time of the Wolf||Lise Brandt||Michael Haneke|
|The Gate of Sun||Catherine||Yousry Nasrallah|
|The Intruder||Queen of the north||Claire Denis (3)|
|Process||The Actress||C.S. Leigh|
|2005||Dans tes rêves||Ava||Denis Thybaud|
|2006||Tête d'or||The Princess||Gilles Blanchard|
|2007||Inside||The Woman||Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2008||Les bureaux de Dieu||Milena||Claire Simon|
|New Wave||Anna||Gaël Morel||TV Movie|
|2010||De l'encre||Mathilde||Ekoué & Hamé||TV Movie|
|2011||Livid||Lucie's mother||Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (2)|
|Notre Paradis||Anna||Gaël Morel (2)|
|Jimmy Rivière||Gina||Teddy Lussi-Modeste|
|2012||Bye Bye Blondie||Gloria||Virginie Despentes|
|L'étoile du jour||Zohra||Sophie Blondy|
|Punk||Teresa||Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire||TV Movie|
|2013||Le renard jaune||Béatrice||Jean-Pierre Mocky|
|Meine Schwestern||Mildred||Lars Kraume|
|You and the Night||The Commissioner||Yann Gonzalez|
|Myster Mocky présente||Henriette||Jean-Pierre Mocky (2)||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2014||Among the Living||Jeanne Faucheur||Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (3)|
|ABCs of Death 2||The Grandmother||Julien Maury (4)|
|Rosenn||Yvan Le Moine|
|2015||Malaterra||Suzanne Leroy||Jean-Xavier de Lestrade & Laurent Herbiet||TV Mini-Series|
|2017||Chacun sa vie et son intime conviction||Claude Lelouch (2)|
|2018||The Happy Prince||Café Manager||Rupert Everett|
|2019||Lux Æterna||Gaspar Noé|
|2014||Lucrèce Borgia||Victor Hugo||David Bobée|
|2019||Elephant Man||Bernard Pomerance||David Bobée|
- Ursini, James; Mainon, Dominique (October 2009). "Beatrice Dalle: The earthy sensualist". Femme Fatale: Cinema's Most Unforgettable Lethal Ladies. ISBN 9780879107246.
- "AGUILAR George". Lesgensducinema.com\accessdate=8 December 2018.
- There are conflicting references to Dalle's birthplace. The majority of sources state she was born in Brest, Finistère. However, there are also a number of sources that state she was born in Le Mans, Sarthe.
- "Festival de Cannes: Chimère". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "Women who have killer instincts," The Independent, January 27, 2005
- Colin Randall, "Actress Defends Rape Suspect" The Daily Telegraph, December 14, 2005
- Chalmers, Robert. "Béatrice Dalle is the ultimate femme fatale". British GQ. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- Schofield, Hugh (2018-10-03). "Why does France love its gangsters?". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
- Olivia Blair (February 6, 2016). "French actress Béatrice Dalle reveals she once ate a dead man's ear". The Independent.
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