8 February 1965
Mathilda May (born Karin Haïm;8 February 1965) is a French film actress.
May was born in Paris, France. Her father, playwright Victor Haïm, is of Sephardic Jewish (Greek-Jewish and Turkish-Jewish) descent. Her mother is the Swedish ballet teacher and choreographer Margareta Hanson.At age 16 May won the "Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Danse de Paris" (First Prize of the Paris Dance Conservatory).
May's film work is primarily in French and made for the European market; she was the recipient of the Prix Romy Schneider in 1989. Non-French films she has appeared in include Naked Tango (1991), Becoming Colette(1991) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). In the United States she is best known for her role as an alien vampire in the 1985 science fiction-horror film Lifeforce , directed by Tobe Hooper, in which she is naked for most of her performance. She also appeared in the 1996 space adventure game Privateer 2: The Darkening . She played Isabella in The Jackal , a 1997 action film.
May recorded an album in 1992 called Joy of Love.
May was the writer and director for the theater show Open Space, which was performed in the Théâtre Jean-Vilar in the commune of Suresnes, the Théâtre du Rond-Point, and the Théâtre de Paris from 2013 to 2015.
May has been married three times: Her first husband was Paul Powell. Her second husband was Gérard Darmon, with whom she has two children, daughter Sarah (born 17 August 1994) and son Jules (born 4 March 1997). Her third husband was Philippe Kelly.
|1983||Weißblaue Geschichten||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1985||Lifeforce||Space Girl||Tobe Hooper|
|Giorno dopo giorno||Salvatore Nocita||TV Series|
|Les Rois du gag||Alexandra||Claude Zidi|
|1986||Les louves||Agnès||Peter Duffell||TV Movie|
|Se un giorno busserai alla mia porta||Claudia Bandini||Luigi Perelli||TV Mini-Series|
|1987||La vie dissolue de Gérard Floque||Pauline||Georges Lautner|
|The Cry of the Owl||Juliette||Claude Chabrol||César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|1988||Il segreto del Sahara||Myriam||Alberto Negrin||TV Mini-Series|
|La passerelle||Cora Elbaz||Jean-Claude Sussfeld|
|Piazza Navona||Jeanne||Roger Guillot||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|L'heure Simenon||Edmée||Josef Rusnak||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|Trois places pour le 26||Marion||Jacques Demy|
|1991||Isabelle Eberhardt||Isabelle Eberhardt||Ian Pringle|
|Naked Tango||Alba/Stéphanie||Leonard Schrader|
|Scream of Stone||Katharina||Werner Herzog|
|Becoming Colette||Sidonie Gabrielle Colette||Danny Huston|
|1992||Toutes peines confondues||Jeanne Gardella||Michel Deville|
|1994||Grosse Fatigue||Herself||Michel Blanc|
|The Tit and the Moon||Estrellita||Bigas Luna|
|The Whipping Boy||Betsy||Syd Macartney||TV Movie|
|Le voleur et la menteuse||Suzanne Henson||Paul Boujenah|
|Noces cruelles||Sandra||Bertrand Van Effenterre||TV Movie|
|La ferme du crocodile||Sandrine Jaussier||Didier Albert||TV Movie|
|Privateer 2: The Darkening||Melissa Banks||Steve Hilliker|
|1997||The Jackal||Isabella Zanconia||Michael Caton-Jones|
|1998||Only Love||Silvia Rinaldi||John Erman||TV Movie|
|2000||Là-bas... mon pays||Nelly Azera||Alexandre Arcady|
|Les redoutables||Military woman||Thierry Barthes|
|TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2001||De toute urgence||Julie||Philippe Triboit||TV Movie|
|Caméra Café||The Boss's wife||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2002||Fabio Montale||Hélène Pessayre||José Pinheiro||TV Mini-Series (2 Episodes)|
|Perlasca – Un eroe Italiano||Contessa Eleonora||Alberto Negrin (2)||TV Movie|
|2003||Soyez prudents...||Lionel Gédébé||TV Series|
|Soraya||Shams||Lodovico Gasparini||TV Movie|
|2004||Love Express||Anne-Charlotte||Elena Hazanov|
|2005||L'homme pressé||Irène Debord||Sébastien Grall||TV Movie|
|L'homme qui voulait passer à la télé||Amar Arhab|
|2007||New délire||Fanny's voice||Eric Le Roch|
|A Girl Cut in Two||Capucine Jamet||Claude Chabrol (2)|
|2009||Au siècle de Maupassant||Thérèse de Marsanne||Gérard Jourd'hui||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2010||Les nuits d'Alice||Angélique||Williams Crépin||TV Movie|
|2011||Une vie française||Anna Blick||Jean-Pierre Sinapi||TV Movie|
|2012||The Players||Ariane||Jean Dujardin|
|Clash||Laure Rossignol||Pascal Lahmani||TV Series (3 Episodes)|
|2013||La croisière||Françoise||Pascal Lahmani (2)||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|Délit de fuite||Cécile||Thierry Binisti||TV Movie|
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