Emmanuelle Béart: the actress reveals to have been a victim of incest in a documentary

In the M6 ​​documentary “Un silence si bois”, Emmanuelle Béart reveals having been a victim of incest from the ages of 11 to 15.

Emmanuelle Béart: the actress reveals to have been a victim of incest in a documentary

In the M6 ​​documentary “Un silence si bois”, Emmanuelle Béart reveals having been a victim of incest from the ages of 11 to 15.

[Updated September 5, 2023 at 11:25 a.m.] A strong testimony to break a taboo. In the documentary "Un silence si noisy", broadcast on M6 on September 24, actress Emmanuelle Béart reveals that she was a victim of incest from her 11 to 15 years of age, we learn from L'Obs in preview. The actress does not give the name of her attacker, affirming however that it would not be her father or her mother.

"I'm 11 years old, it's night, I'm sure, she reveals at the very beginning of the documentary in comments relayed by the Obs. You tear my sleep as you tear my shirt noiselessly night [...] I am very cold. No cry comes out of my mouth, words do not form in my mouth, my mouth is sewn up."

The actress testifies to four other victims of incest, while revealing the trauma left by these attacks, 45 years later: "Today, the after-effects remain planted there, in my DNA, she testifies in the first seconds of the documentary, still according to the media. My nights are sleepless one after the other. I scream in the silence like millions of others that no one hears. Emmanuelle Béart co-directed the M6 ​​documentary, which will be available in a few weeks, alongside the Franco-Ukrainian director and journalist Anastasia Mikova.

Biography of Emmanuelle Béart -Emmanuelle Béart is a French actress known for having played in Manon des Sources, 8 women, Les Destinées sentimentales or Mission Impossible. She received the César for Best Supporting Actress for Manon des Sources, and was nominated seven times for the Césars, including five times for the Best Actress award.

Emmanuelle Béart was born on August 14, 1953, in Gassin, in the Var. Her father, Guy Béart, is a popular singer and her mother, Geneviève Galéa is a former model who had a short acting career. The little girl was 8 years old when she appeared for the first time in a film: La Course du lièvre through the fields by René Clément. As a teenager, she was a rebellious student determined to become an actress. She left for several years in Montreal where she was spotted by Robert Altman for a film that was not made.

Returning to France, she settled in Paris and briefly attended a drama court. In 1983, she starred in First Desires, an erotic film by David Hamilton, then in Love on the Sweet by Edouard Molinaro. This feature film launched his career and allowed him to meet Daniel Auteuil who remained his companion for nearly ten years. The young actress, however, had to fight hard to appear in the cast of Manon des sources by Claude Berri, thanks to which she won the César for Most Promising Actress in 1987. Thanks to this role, she quickly became a real star.

But her career choices disconcert the public: she favors above all dramatic roles and auteur films. She thus interprets a delinquent in Les Enfants du disorder, a prostitute in J'embrasse pas by André Téchiné and a woman persecuted by her jealous husband in L'Enfer by Claude Chabrol. Her naked role in La Belle noiseuse by Jacques Rivette reinforces her image of a liberated and sensual woman. She finds with Claude Sautet the opportunity to demonstrate her talent as an actress in a more subtle register and a palette of feelings all in halftone. A Heart in Winter (1991), then Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995) were public and critical successes.

Another form of recognition: she was chosen by Brian de Palma to be Tom Cruise's partner in Mission: Impossible in 1996. She was tempted by comedy with La Bûche by Danielle Thompson and renewed the experience with Voyance et manigance in 2001 and A Boire in 2003. However, she remains attached to psychological interpretations: she collaborates with Olivier Assayas (Les Destinées sentimentales), Jacques Rivette (The Story of Marie and Julien), André Téchiné (Les Egarés), Anne Fontaine (Nathalie. ..) and Danis Tanovic (Hell). We find her at the end of 2006 alongside Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Lanvin, as a glamorous cabaret singer for the needs of Le Héros de la famille. Two years later, it was in the skin of a dance teacher in the comedy Disco then in the role of a mother in search of her child who disappeared in the Thai tsunami in Vinyan that the actress made people talk about. She. In 2010, she found her companion at the time Michaël Cohen with whom she shared the poster for the sentimental drama It begins with the end, but also in Bye Bye Blondie by Virginia Despentes in 2012. That same year, she was in the credits of anarchic film Télé Gaucho. We also saw her in Les Yeux Jaunes des Crocodiles in 2014, but the actress is becoming increasingly rare in the cinema: it is mainly in the theater that she now makes appearances.

Emmanuelle Béart was in a relationship with Daniel Auteuil in 1984. After more than ten years of cohabitation, the couple separated. The actress will maintain a relationship with the producer Vincent Meyer, met on the set of La Répétition. But in 2003, Vincent Meyer committed suicide in Paris, while Emmanuelle Béart was at the Cannes Film Festival. A few years later, she married actor Michaël Cohen in 2008. After three years of marriage, they divorced in 2011. Since then, Emmanuelle Béart has been in a relationship with director Frédéric Chaudier, whom she married in 2018.

Emmanuelle Béart and Daniel Auteuil were one of the outstanding couples of French cinema during the 1980s and 1990s. The couple met on the set of the film L'Amour en douce and will share the poster in Manon des Sources. Very discreet in front of photographers, they had a cohabitation relationship for eleven years, before separating in 1995. Together, Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Béart had a daughter, Nelly, born in 1992. "I lived eleven years with a man and I never got tired of it", explained the actress in an interview with Elle in 2008.

Emmanuelle Béart is the mother of three children: her eldest daughter, Nelly, was born in 1992 from her relationship with Daniel Auteuil. She then had a son, Yohann, born from her relationship with the composer David Moreau, and a son, Surafel, adopted with her ex-husband Michael Cohen.