Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey (born 26 May 1986) is a Spanish and French actress and model.[3] She is best known for playing Suzanne in The Sea Wall, the mermaid Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Sofi in I Origins. She also played the Mage in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. She received the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti in 2009 and the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and a nomination at the 2016 David di Donatello in Rome.

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey
Bergès-Frisbey in 2020
Born (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 37)[1]
Barcelona, Spain
  • Spain
  • France
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2007–present
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)[2]

Early life edit

Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey was born in Barcelona to a Spanish father and a French-American mother. She is the eldest among three daughters. Following her parents' divorce when she was 2 years old, she moved to southwestern France when she was 5. She was raised in a small town near La Rochelle, where she acted in school plays as a hobby, but never saw acting as a possible career path as the countryside where she lived was very different from the movie industry,[4] describing how she thought acting was "not a profession; it was something abstract".[5] Her father later moved to the Dominican Republic, where she spent five summers working as a waitress. At age 17, she moved to Paris by herself to pursue a career in osteopathy, but found herself moving around a lot, without knowing anybody in the area. Shortly after, her father died at age 46. Due to the incident, she describes realizing that life is too short and that her true ambition was acting. After graduation, she went straight to drama school. She is fluent in Catalan, Spanish, French and Italian. She started learning English for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean.[6]

Career edit

She made her acting debut in 2007 on French television.[7] In 2008, she made her feature début in the film The Sea Wall. She began modeling in 2010, fronting French Connection's spring/summer and autumn/winter campaigns.[8]

Bergès-Frisbey made her English-language debut in 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,[7] earning the role of the mermaid Syrena,[9] after a whirlwind of auditions in France, Hollywood, and the UK.[10] She had to learn to speak English for the role.[6] During filming in Hawaii, she was restricted from going out in daylight to keep her skin pale.[11]

In 2012, Bergès-Frisbey starred in the Spanish film El sexo de los ángeles. The following year she played the title role in the coming-of-age French film Juliette (2013). After that, she appeared in her second English-speaking feature film as Sofi in I Origins (2014).

She learned to speak Italian for the movie Alaska (2015), which earned her a nomination for the David di Donatello for Best Actress. In 2017, she had a supporting role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. In 2020, she received the award for Best Actress at the Taormina Film Fest for her performance in L'Autre.

Bergès-Frisbey currently serves as a brand ambassador for Chanel.

Filmography edit

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Sea Wall Suzanne also known as Un barrage contre le Pacifique
2009 La première étoile Juliette
2009 Extase Jeanne
2010 Bruc. El desafío Gloria
2011 La fille du puisatier Patricia Amoretti also known as The Well Digger's Daughter
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Syrena
2012 El sexo de los ángeles Carla English-language title: Sex of Angels
2013 Juliette Juliette Karsenty
2014 I Origins Sofi
2015 Alaska Nadine Nominated —David di Donatello for Best Actress
2017 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword The Mage
2020 L'Autre Marie Won – Best Actress at Taormina Film Fest[12]
2021 The Vault Lorraine
2021 Capitain Marleau Eva Sallaberry TV series
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Sur le fil Marie Sertissian 3 episodes
2007 Divine Émilie Marquise de Boufflers TV film
2008 Elles et moi Young Isabel TV miniseries
2009 La reine morte The infanta TV film

Stage edit

  • Equus (2008), as Jill Mason

References edit

  1. ^ "Famous birthdays for May 26: Bobcat Goldthwait, Lenny Kravitz - UPI.com". UPI.
  2. ^ "¿Cuánto mide Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey? Real height". adff.foroactivo.com.
  3. ^ Bergès-Frisbey, Àstrid. "Interview: Astrid Berges-Frisbey – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides". Retrieved 9 June 2014. I have two nationalities and I speak both languages.
  4. ^ "Tommy2.net". tommy2.net.
  5. ^ "Promesa cumplida - S Moda EL PAÍS". 26 November 2011.
  6. ^ a b Singer, Leigh (17 May 2011). "Pirates of the Caribbean: Astrid Berges-Frisbey Interview". IGN. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  7. ^ a b "French Newcomer Dives into the Fourth 'Pirates' Film". May 2011.
  8. ^ Pierce, Lisa (26 May 2010). "French Connection model to appear in Pirates of the Caribbean". PRWeb. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey Picked for Pirates of the Caribbean". Comingsoon.net. 15 April 2010. Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  10. ^ Reynolds, Simon (8 February 2011). "On Set: 'Pirates 4' – Astrid Berges-Frisbey". Digital Spy. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  11. ^ Barker, Lynn (16 May 2011). ""Pirates" Mermaid Astrid Berges-Frisbey". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Taormina 66". MyMovies.it. 19 July 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2020.

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