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Yolande Moreau

Yolande Moreau

Highest Rated: 100% Vagabond (1985)

Lowest Rated: 38% Mia and the Migoo (2008)

Birthday: Feb 27, 1953

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Yolande Moreau's portrayal of the French painter Séraphine de Senlis straddled the line between art and madness, much like the way she brilliantly made a career as a performer who was not afraid to push boundaries. The classically trained actress-comic-film director began her career with a bang, staging a very successful one-woman show titled "A Dirty Business of Sex and Crime" (1982) all across the globe. Moreau gained critical acclaim for the poignant romance "Quand la mer monte" ("When the Sea Rises") (2004) as a middle-aged stage actress whose world falls apart after falling in love with a younger man. But it was Moreau's turn as the eccentric, manic and brilliant artist in the biopic "Séraphine" (2008) that made her an international phenomenon. Moreau's Séraphine was a large, ungainly cleaning lady who secretly painted still life portraits of flowers, fruits and fields with a creative urge that was, at times, spiritual as well as sensual. Because the artist barely spoke, Moreau conveyed her emotions through her soulful eyes, in the pained way her body hunched over as she scrubbed floors, and with her plain face registering unbridled happiness as she pressed pigments onto canvas. Many deemed her enigmatic performance in "Séraphine" as a true work of art and a real testament to Moreau's inexplicable talent and passion for acting.

Highest rated movies

100% Vagabond
90% When the Tide Comes In ...
90% Amélie
88% In the House
88% Séraphine
82% A Woman's Life 82% The Brand New Testament
81% Louise-Michel

Photos

SERAPHINE, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Music Box Films MICMACS, (aka MICMACS A TIRE-LARIGOT), from left: Marie-Julie Baup, Julie Ferrier, Yolande Moreau, 2009. ©Sony Classics QUAND LA MER MONTE ... (aka WHEN THE SEA RISES, aka WHEN THE TIDE COMES IN), Yolande Moreau, 2004. ©New Yorker Films QUAND LA MER MONTE ... (aka WHEN THE SEA RISES, aka WHEN THE TIDE COMES IN), Yolande Moreau, Wim Willaert, 2004. ©New Yorker Films MAMMUTH, Yolande Moreau, 2010. ©Olive Films SERAPHINE, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Music Box Films A WOMANS LIFE, (AKA UNE VIE), FROM LEFT: YOLANDE MOREAU, JUDITH CHEMLA, 2016. ©KINO LORBER MAMMUTH, Yolande Moreau (back), Gerard Depardieu, 2010. ©Olive Films LOUISE-MICHEL, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution LOUISE-MICHEL, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution INCOGNITO, from left: Yolande Moreau, Benabar, Jocelyn Quivrin, 2009. ©Pathe Films LOUISE-MICHEL, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution LOUISE-MICHEL, Yolande Moreau (right), 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution LOUISE-MICHEL, facing front, from left: Bouli Lanners, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution LOUISE-MICHEL, from left: Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution LOUISE-MICHEL, from left: Bouli Lanners, Yolande Moreau, 2008. ©Ad Vitam Distribution SERAPHINE, Ulrich Tukur (center), Yolande Moreau (right), 2008. ©Music Box Films CAMILLE REWINDS, (aka CAMILLE REDOUBLE), Yolande Moreau, 2012. ph: Arnaud Borrel/©Gaumont CAMILLE REWINDS, (aka CAMILLE REDOUBLE), from left: Yolande Moreau, Michel Vuillermoz, 2012. ph: A. Bottel/©Gaumont PARIS, JE T'AIME, segment: Tour Eiffel, aka 7th arrondissement, directed by Sylvain Chomet, Paul Putner, Yolande Moreau, 2006. ©First Look Pictures

Filmography

Movies

Credit
79% 98% Scarlet Unknown (Character) $79.4K 2022
67% 13% How to Be a Good Wife Gilberte Van der Beck (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voiceless Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summer House Jacqueline (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raymonde or the Vertical Escape Unknown (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet 50% I Feel Good Monique Pora (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Test Aglaé Marcelle (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet De toutes mes forces Madame Cousin (Character) - 2017
82% 47% A Woman's Life La baronne Adélaïde Le Perthuis des Vauds (Character) $37.5K 2016
82% 69% The Brand New Testament La femme de Dieu (Character) $89.2K 2015
No Score Yet 38% Voyage en Chine Liliane (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henri Tante Michele (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2013
88% 84% In the House Les jumelles Rosalie et Eugénie (Character) $386.7K 2012
67% 49% Camille Rewinds La mère de Camille (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 27% Cinderella Once Upon A Time...In The West Felicity (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le grand soir La mère de la punkette (Character) - 2012
73% 68% Gainsbourg Fréhel (Character) $230.3K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Falling Unknown (Character) - 2011
63% 42% Mammuth Catherine Pilardosse (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pack La Spack (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 36% Incognito Mme Champenard (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 21% The True Story of Puss'N Boots La reine (Voice) - 2009
72% 74% Micmacs Tambouille (Character) $1.3M 2009
No Score Yet 39% A Day at the Museum Unknown (Character) - 2008
38% 65% Mia and the Migoo Les Lantines / La sorcière (Voice) $17.0K 2008
88% 80% Séraphine Séraphine Louis (Character) $883.3K 2008
81% 56% Louise-Michel Louise Ferrand (Character) - 2008
77% 59% The Last Mistress Countess d'Artelles (Character) $785.0K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vous êtes de la police ? Christine Léger (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 66% Locked Out Gina (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 69% Call Me Elizabeth Rose (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Je m'appelle Élisabeth Rose (Character) - 2006
80% 82% The Ax Préposée poste (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bunker Paradise Claire (Character) - 2005
90% 69% When the Tide Comes In ... Irène (Character),
Director,
Writer
$23.1K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ze film La femme Kodak (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Wonderful Spell Hélène (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 37% Welcome to the Rozes Marsanne (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 65% Body to Body Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Piece of Sky Mme. Pasquier (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Step by Step L'inspecteur Chantal Bex (Character) - 2002
90% 95% Amélie Madeleine Wallace (concierge) (Character) $486.7K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Milk of Human Kindness Babette (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'ami du jardin Mme Pogut (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Air So Pure Laure Surville (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything Must Go Irène Millard (Character) - 1997
100% 84% Vagabond Yolande (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7p., cuis., s. de b., ...à saisir La servante belge (Character) - 1984