At around age 14, dropped out of school and enrolled in ballet classes in Monte Carlo
Spent brief time in NYC working as an au pair and studying dance (date approximate)
Stage acting debut in "Galapages" with Gerard Depardieu and Bernard Blier
Film debut alongside Isabelle Adjani in "Faustine"
Had a one-scene role in "Two People", directed by Robert Wise
Cast as the script girl in Francios Truffaut's "La nuit Americaine/Day for Night"
Posed for <i>Playboy</i>
Second film with Truffaut, "The Man Who Loved Women/L'Homme Homme qui aimait les femmes"
Third and final film with Truffaut, "The Green Room/La Chambre vert"
Co-starred in Jean-luc Godard's "Every Man for Himself/Sauve qui peut ... la vie"; won Cesar
Solidified reputation as a teacher experiencing a nervous breakdown in "A Week's Vacation/Une Semaine de vacances", helmed by Bernard Tavernier
Earned second Cesar for featured role in "Strange Affair/Un entrange affair"
First film with Bertrand Blier, "Beau Pere"
Starred in "La Balance", directed by Bob Swaim; won Best Actress Cesar
Cast as Bertrande in "Le Retour de Martin Guerre/The Return of Martin Guerre"
Reteamed with Blier for "Notre histoires/Our Story"
Second film with Godard, "Detective"
Acted in Diane Kurys' "C'est la vie"
Portrayed a divorced actress who runs off to the seaside with her two children in "Every Other Weekend/Un Week-end sur deux"; role written specifically for her by director Nicole Garcia; received a Cesar nomination
Had key role in "And the Band Played On" (HBO)
Co-starred in "Enfants de salaud/Bastard Blood", directed by Tonie Marshall
Reteamed with Marshall to play an aging beautician afraid to experience love in "Venus Beaute Institut/Venus Beauty Institute"; was nominated for a Cesar; released in USA in 2000
Starred as a woman who initiates a sexual relationship with a stranger via a personal ad in "Une Liaison pornographic/An Affair of Love"
Portrayed a factory boss' wife blackmailed by the son of a fired employee of her husband's in "Selon Matthieu/According to Matthieu"
Cast as Patsy in "Absolument Fabuleux", a French film version of the popular British comedy "Absolutely Fabulous"