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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 14, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pont-Sainte-Maxence, Oise, FR Profession: actor

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Intense, almond-eyed, soulful yet spirited young French lead, daughter of popular film actor Richard Bohringer. She spent much time on the shoots of her father's films while growing up and played a few roles, but only began pursuing her own career vigorously when director Peter Brook cast her as Miranda in a staging of "The Tempest". Bohringer received critical raves for her first prominent film role, that of a volatile teen who becomes involved with an HIV-positive bisexual man who does not tell her of his condition in "Savage Nights" (1992). She clinched both her popularity and national sympathy and esteem when she won a Cesar as Best Female Newcomer for the role and addressed the tragic death three days earlier from AIDS complications of director-star Cyril Collard (whose film also copped the Best Picture Cesar). Bohringer followed up with an equally expressive but much more inwardly directed performance as "The Accompanist" (1992), a shy woman involved in both romantic triangles and WWII intrigue as she travels with an operatic diva and her husband (played by Richard Bohringer).

Intense, almond-eyed, soulful yet spirited young French lead, daughter of popular film actor Richard Bohringer. She spent much time on the shoots of her father's films while growing up and played a few roles, but only began pursuing her own career vigorously when director Peter Brook cast her as Miranda in a staging of "The Tempest". Bohringer received critical raves for her first prominent film role, that of a volatile teen who becomes involved with an HIV-positive bisexual man who does not tell her of his condition in "Savage Nights" (1992). She clinched both her popularity and national sympathy and esteem when she won a Cesar as Best Female Newcomer for the role and addressed the tragic death three days earlier from AIDS complications of director-star Cyril Collard (whose film also copped the Best Picture Cesar). Bohringer followed up with an equally expressive but much more inwardly directed performance as "The Accompanist" (1992), a shy woman involved in both romantic triangles and WWII intrigue as she travels with an operatic diva and her husband (played by Richard Bohringer).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Renoir (2013)
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 Le Petit Poucet (2001)
7.
 King is Alive, The (2000) Catherine
8.
 Rembrandt (1999) Hendrickje Stoffels
9.
 Vigo - Passion for Life (1998) Lydu Lozinska
10.
 Organic (1998) Marguerite
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Grew up in a suburb outside Paris
1986:
Made feature film debut at age 16 in a small role in "Kamikaze", starring her father Richard Bohringer
1987:
First notable acting success, playing Miranda onstage opposite African actor Sotigui Kouyate in director Peter Brook's version of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" (date approximate)
1992:
Played first leading role in films in "Les Nuits Fauves/Savage Nights"
1998:
Cast as the wife of Olivier Martinez in "The Chambermaid on the Titanic"
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Notes

"To inform a young actress during the first moments of an interview that she evokes another actress may be courting disaster. But I'm trying to find a way to discuss a rare emotional intensity possessed by few performers, so I chance telling ... Bohringer that in "Savage Nights" she reminds me of a young Maria Schneider. She nods and asks if I noticed Schneider in the film. No, I meekly answer ... (I)n an opening scene Schneider plays a silent Moroccan women who appears like a guardian angel beside Jean, the bisexual HIV-positive protagonist ... Her luminousness foreshadows the fervent presence of Bohringer ... Perhaps (director) Collard ... saw in Bohringer a similar fragile ferocity and playful abandon. In Schneider those qualities are fueled by a manic melancholy; for Bohringer they emanate from sanguine confidence. It's a difference that speaks volumes about how female subjectivity has changed since the '70s, offscreen and on." --From Village Voice, January 4, 1994.

Bohringer is more than willing to make films in France, Spain, America, or elsewhere but she's not acting on every offer that comes her way: "She has not worked during the past eight months because she has found no screenplay she likes. 'I get the impression people write these things while hanging out their laundry and waiting for it to dry.'" --From The New York Times, January 2, 1994.

"Bohringer, who as a child accompanied her father to film sets, doubts she would have become an actress had he been a plumber or taxi driver. 'The cinema has given me the most beautiful emotions I have had in my life,' this die-hard cineaste proclaims. 'I believe in film you need silent moments. It's important to let people who go to see the movie imagine, to let them think by themselves." --From Village Voice, January 4, 1994.

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father:
Richard Bohringer. Actor. Popular French leading actor of the 1980s and 90s; born 1941; of German and French extraction; raised Bohringer after he separated from her mother when she was little.

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