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Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni (28 May 1972) is a French actress and singer. She is the daughter of Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve.

Chiara Mastroianni
Chiara Mastroianni Cannes 2013.jpg
Mastroianni at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni

(1972-05-28) 28 May 1972 (age 46)
Years active1993–present
Benjamin Biolay
(m. 2002; div. 2005)
Partner(s)Pierre Thoretton (?—?)
Parent(s)Marcello Mastroianni
Catherine Deneuve
RelativesChristian Vadim (half-brother)
Maurice Dorléac (grandfather)
Renée Simonot (grandmother)
Françoise Dorléac (aunt)
Ruggero Mastroianni (uncle)



Mastroianni earned a César Award nomination for her first feature film appearance in André Téchiné's My Favorite Season (1993), starring her mother in the lead role. The next year she appeared in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter. Her first starring role came in 1995, opposite Melvil Poupaud in Le Journal du séducteur, a romantic comedy inspired by "The Seducer's Diary" chapter from Søren Kierkegaard's Either/Or. She worked with Poupaud again in Three Lives and Only One Death (1996), playing the daughter to her real-life father, and in Time Regained (1999), also starring her mother.

Along with a few supporting performances in French films, she appeared in Gregg Araki's Nowhere (1997) and took time off to have her first child with sculptor Pierre Thoretton. She returned to filmmaking to star in the leading role of Manoel de Oliveira's The Letter (1999), based on the novel La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette.

After appearances in Mike Figgis' Hotel (2001) and shooting in Italy for Le parole di mio padre (2001), she played the lead in Delphine Gleize's interconnected drama Carnages (2002), a winner at several international film festivals. In 2003, she starred in the comedy drama Il est plus facile pour un chameau....

In July 2016 she was named as a member of the main competition jury for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Christian Vadim (maternal half-brother)
Maurice Dorléac (maternal grandfather)
Renée Simonot (maternal grandmother)
Françoise Dorléac (maternal aunt)
Ruggero Mastroianni (paternal uncle)

In 2002, Mastroianni married Benjamin Biolay; the couple divorced in 2005.


Title Year Role Notes
Room 212 2019
Saint-Amour 2016
Three Hearts 2014 Sophie
La Rançon de la gloire 2014 Rosa
Bastards 2013 Raphaëlle
Lines of Wellington 2012 Hussar
Americano 2011 Claire
The Beloved 2011 Véra Passer
Chicken with Plums[2] 2011 Lili (adult)
Man at Bath 2010 Actress
Making Plans For Lena 2009 Lena
Park Benches 2009 Marianne's mother
Un chat un chat 2009 Nathalie/Célimène
Le crime est notre affaire 2008 Emma Charpentier
La Belle Personne 2008 La jeune femme dans le café
A Christmas Tale 2008 Silvia
Les Chansons d'amour 2007 Jeanne
Persepolis 2007 Marjane Satrapi Voice
L'Heure zéro 2007 Audrey Neuville
Akoibon 2005 Barbara
Il est plus facile pour un chameau... 2003 Bianca
Carnages 2002 Carlotta
Le parole di mio padre 2001 Ada Malfenti
Hotel 2001 Infirmière de l'hotel
Six-Pack 2000 Marine
La Lettre 1999 Madame de Clèves
Libero Burro 1999 Rosa Agnello
Le temps retrouvé 1999 Albertine
À vendre 1998 Mireille
On a très peu d'amis 1998 Vivianne
Nowhere 1997 Kriss
Cameleone 1996 Léa
Three Lives and Only One Death 1996 Cécile
Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) 1996 Patricia
Don't Forget You're Going to Die 1995 Claudia
Le Journal du séducteur 1995 Claire Conti
All Men are Mortal 1995 Françoise
Prêt-à-Porter 1994 Sophie Choiset
Rêveuse jeunesse 1994 Brigitte
A la belle étoile 1993 Claire
Ma saison préférée 1993 Anne


  1. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (24 July 2016). "Laurie Anderson, Joshua Oppenheimer, Zhao Wei Set For Venice Jury". Variety. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  2. ^ "'Chicken with Plums' full of the unexpected". The Boston Globe. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.

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