15 Les soeurs Brontë
Isabelle Adjani starred in the 1979 French film Les soeurs Brontë, based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë. Adjani played the role of Emily Brontë, one of the three famous sisters. The film revolves around the lives of the Brontë sisters, with Isabelle Adjani playing the role of Emily Brontë, alongside her co-stars Isabelle Huppert as Anne Brontë and Marie-France Pisier as Charlotte Brontë.
Isabelle Adjani starred in the 1985 French film 'Subway' as Héléna Kerman. The film is a unique blend of crime and romance. Héléna's character finds herself entangled in a thrilling and unconventional story. Isabelle Adjani's performance brings depth and mystery to her character, adding intrigue to the film's plot.
13 Bon voyage
Isabelle Adjani starred as Gabrielle in the 2003 French romantic comedy-drama film Bon Voyage. She stars alongside Gérard Depardieu, Grégori Derangère, Virginie Ledoyen, and Yvan Attal. The film follows a group of French citizens trying to escape occupied France during World War II. Adjani's performance received critical acclaim.
12 To Each His Own Cinema
Isabelle Adjani does not appear in either Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence.
11 The Driver
Isabelle Adjani is an actress who starred in the 1978 film The Driver. She played the role of Irene, a mysterious woman who is involved in a criminal underworld. Her performance in the film earned her a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
10 Camille Claudel
Isabelle Adjani is an acclaimed French actress best known for her role in the 1988 biopic, Camille Claudel. Adjani plays the titular character, a sculptor who is driven to madness due to her passion for her art and her tumultuous relationship with her mentor and lover, Auguste Rodin. Adjani’s performance is nothing short of remarkable as she skillfully portrays the physical and emotional transformation of her character. Adjani’s raw, intense performance is further elevated by her captivating facial expressions, which convey a range of emotions from passion to despair. The film is an unflinching look at the struggles of a woman artist in a male-dominated society and Adjani’s performance helps to bring that to life. She is both sympathetic and heartbreaking as she struggles to be taken seriously as an artist and to find her place in a society that does not understand her. Adjani’s performance in Camille Claudel is a testament to her immense talent and is a must-see for fans of her work.
9 The Story of Adele H
(1975) The Story of Adele H is a 1975 French-Canadian drama film directed by François Truffaut, starring Isabelle Adjani in the title role. The film is based on the true story of Adèle Hugo, the daughter of French writer Victor Hugo, and her obsessive unrequited love for a British Army officer, Lt. Pinson. Adjani’s performance in the film earned her a César Award for Best Actress.
8 One Deadly Summer
One Deadly Summer is a 1983 French drama film starring Isabelle Adjani as Eliane, a young woman who seeks revenge on her former lover for the death of her sister. She travels to her hometown of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande in the south of France to find the truth behind her sister's death and to exact her revenge. Adjani received praise for her performance, with the Los Angeles Times calling it one of her best and Variety describing her as "magnetic".
7 Monsieur Ibrahim
Isabelle Adjani starred as Monique in Monsieur Ibrahim, a French film released in 2003. She plays the role of a young French girl who is taken in by an elderly Muslim shopkeeper, played by Omar Sharif, who teaches her about life and love. Adjani received a César Award nomination for her performance.
(1981) Isabelle Adjani stars in the 1981 psychological horror-thriller Possession as Anna, a woman whose life is thrown into disarray after her husband leaves her for another woman. Adjani’s performance was praised by critics and she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance.
5 Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht
Isabelle Adjani appears in the 1979 film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht, playing the role of Lucy Harker, the female lead. She is the wife of Jonathan Harker, who is sent to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Count Dracula. Lucy is initially unaware of the danger she is in, but soon realizes the horror of the situation when Dracula arrives in Germany to wreak havoc on the townspeople. Adjani's performance in the film earned her widespread critical acclaim and a César Award for Best Actress.
4 Queen Margot
Isabelle Adjani starred in the 1994 French historical drama film Queen Margot, in the title role of Margaret of Valois. The film, which was directed by Patrice Chéreau, is based on the 1845 novel La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas. Adjani won the Best Actress award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.
3 Le locataire
Isabelle Adjani stars in the 1976 psychological horror film Le locataire (The Tenant), directed by Roman Polanski. She plays the role of Simone Choule, a mysterious and troubled tenant of an apartment in Paris. The character is plagued by paranoia, hallucinations, and a growing sense of dread. Adjani's performance was praised by critics, and the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Isabelle Adjani starred as Ondine in the 2010 French fantasy film, Ondine. The film follows fisherman Colm (Colin Farrell) who discovers a mysterious woman, Ondine, in his fishing net. Isabelle Adjani's performance was praised by critics and she won the César Award for Best Actress for the role.
1 L'école des femmes
Isabelle Adjani stars as Agnès in L'école des femmes, a modern adaptation of Molière's classic comedy. She plays a young woman who is forced to attend a school to learn the proper etiquette and behavior of a wife and mother. Adjani's performance is delightfully funny, but also brings out the emotional turmoil her character experiences as she struggles to come to terms with her position in life.