Muses

Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971)

The daughter of iconic couple, French singer, Serge Gainsbourg and his British muse, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg managed to make a name for herself in music and cinema. Beginning her career at a very young age, she epitomized rebellious teenage-hood in her first films including L'Effrontée for which she received a César, at only fifteen, and made her musical débuts with her father on the controversial song, 'Lemon Incest', in 1984. Married to French actor Yvan Attal, she's the mother of three children. A shy personality, Charlotte Gainsbourg enjoys taking risks when choosing her roles and confronting herself to nonconformist directors such as Lars Von Trier or to bridge new musical collaborations with radical artists such as Radiohead. She therefore perfectly applies Eleanor Roosevelt's advice who urged to 'do one thing every day that scares you.'

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1991
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1991
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 200
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 200
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2000
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2000
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2000
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2000
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg in 21 grams directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg in 21 grams directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Thomas Whitesideat for Elle, April 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Thomas Whitesideat for Elle, April 2010
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Deborah Turbeville for Vogue Italia, January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Deborah Turbeville for Vogue Italia, January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Gérard Darel, Spring/Summer 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Gérard Darel, Spring/Summer 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Barry for Elle France, January 2014
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue Italia, September 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue Italia, September 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Gerard Darel, Fall/Winter 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Gerard Darel, Fall/Winter 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Mario Sorrenti for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Terrible Angels, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Terrible Angels, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree directed by Julie Bertucelli, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg in The Tree directed by Julie Bertucelli, 2010
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg for Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg for Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga, Fall/WInter 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga, Fall/WInter 2009
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Charlotte Gainsbourg, photoshoot for the album Stage Whisper, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg, photoshoot for the album Stage Whisper, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg, photoshoot for the album Stage Whisper, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg, photoshoot for the album Stage Whisper, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Berry for Very Elle, 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kate Berry for Very Elle, 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Charlotte For Ever directed by Serge Gainsbourg, 1986
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg on the set of Charlotte For Ever directed by Serge Gainsbourg, 1986
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg in Charlotte For Ever directed by Serge Gainsbourg, 1986
Charlotte and Serge Gainsbourg in Charlotte For Ever directed by Serge Gainsbourg, 1986
Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1987
Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1987
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kurt Iswarienko
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Kurt Iswarienko
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Portrait of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Baptiste Mondino for Elle France, May 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Baptiste Mondino for Elle France, May 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Peter Lindbergh
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Peter Lindbergh
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Brialy in L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Brialy in L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg from L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg from L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg from L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg from L'Effrontée directed by Claude Miller, 1985
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Heath Ledger in I'm Not There directed by Todd Haynes, 2007
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Heath Ledger in I'm Not There directed by Todd Haynes, 2007
Charlotte Gainsbourg with Yvan Attal in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg with Yvan Attal in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants directed by Yvan Attal, 2004
Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Jane Eyre directed by Franco Zeffirelli, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Peter Lindbergh
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Peter Lindbergh
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Love etc directed by Marion Vernoux, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal in Love etc directed by Marion Vernoux, 1996
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Terence Stamp in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Terence Stamp in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Ma femme est une actrice directed by Yvan Attal, 2001
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1990
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1990
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Anouk Grinberg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1990
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Anouk Grinberg in Merci la vie directed by Bertrand Blier, 1990
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Persecution directed by Patrice Chéreau, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Persecution directed by Patrice Chéreau, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Persecution directed by Patrice Chéreau, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Persecution directed by Patrice Chéreau, 2009
Jane Birkin, Charlotte, Serge Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by James Adanson, Saint-Tropez, 1977
Jane Birkin, Charlotte, Serge Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by James Adanson, Saint-Tropez, 1977
Charlotte Gainsbourg in La petite voleuse directed by Claude Miller, 1988
Charlotte Gainsbourg in La petite voleuse directed by Claude Miller, 1988
Jane Birkin, Charlotte, Serge Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by James Adanson, Saint-Tropez, 1977
Jane Birkin, Charlotte, Serge Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by James Adanson, Saint-Tropez, 1977
Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by Giancarlo Botti, Paris, 1977
Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kate Barry by Giancarlo Botti, Paris, 1977
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Vogue Paris, December/January 2008
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist directed by Lars von Trier, 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Baptiste Mondino for Elle France, May 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jean Baptiste Mondino for Elle France, May 2009
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Melancholia directed by Lars von Trier, 2011
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Driu & Tiag for Interview Magazine Russia, September 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Driu & Tiag for Interview Magazine Russia, September 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Driu & Tiag for Interview Magazine Russia, September 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Driu & Tiag for Interview Magazine Russia, September 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Nymphomaniac directed by Lars von Trier, 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Nymphomaniac directed by Lars von Trier, 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Satoshi Saikusa, 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg on stage of the Vogue Theater, Vancouver, April 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg on stage of the Vogue Theater, Vancouver, April 2010
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Spring/Summer 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Spring/Summer 2003
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jeff Burton for Vanity Fair France, October 2013
Charlotte Gainsbourg by Jeff Burton for Vanity Fair France, October 2013
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