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Born: July 15, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Switzerland Profession: actor

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This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au Revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed up with another small role in Jacques Rivette's "La Bande des quatre/The Gang of Four" (1989).

This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au Revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed up with another small role in Jacques Rivette's "La Bande des quatre/The Gang of Four" (1989).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Rio Sex Comedy (2010)
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5.
 Nouvelle-France (2006)
7.
 Autumn (2004)
8.
 Landlords, The (2002) Julie
9.
 My Life So Far (1999) Heloise
10.
 Big Brass Ring, The (1999) Cela Brandini
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Raised in Geneva
1984:
Moved to Paris (date approximate)
1987:
Film debut, "Au Revoir, les enfants", directed by Louis Malle
1991:
First starring role, "The Double Life of Veronique"; first of two films with director Krzysztof Kieslowski
1991:
First US film, "Trusting Beatrice"
1993:
Cast as the heroine's mother in "The Secret Garden"
1994:
Reteamed with Kieslowski for "Red", one of a trilogy of films based on the Tricolore: liberty, equality and fraternity; Kieslowski's final film
1995:
Played Desdemona opposite Laurence Fishburne's "Othello"
1998:
Co-starred in "U.S. Marshals"
1999:
Portrayed a Frenchwoman who has an affair with her brother-in-law in "My Life So Far"
2000:
Cast opposite Macauley Culkin in "Madame Melville", a London stage drama about an older woman-younger man relationship
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Education

Dramatic Studio: -
Geneva Conservatoire di Musique: -
National Drama School: -

Notes

"Before I play a character, I always choose a scent for her to wear. Then, whenever I put that fragrance on, I feel like I'm in the character's skin." --Irene Jacob quoted in US, January 1996

"I like to tell stories. I don't feel an actress should impose herself on a character. Our role is to make up a story." --Irene Jacob to Premiere, November 1991

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