Maïwenn (sometimes credited as Maïwenn Besco or her birth name Maïwenn Le Besco, born 17 April 1976) is a French actress, film director and screenwriter. In this article, we will talk about Maïwenn's Biography including Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Height, Weight, Family, Children etc.
Maïwenn Le Besco was born in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, a suburban area east of Paris. Maïwenn is of mixed Breton, Vietnamese, French, and Algerian descent. Her Algerian ancestry comes from her maternal grandfather. Maïwenn's mother, Catherine Belkhodja, introduced her to the entertainment industry at a young age, an experience later chronicled by Maïwenn in her one-woman shows Le Pois Chiche (The Chickpea) and I'm an Actress.
Maïwenn starred in several films as a child, then teen, actress--notably as the child version of the lead role played by Isabelle Adjani in the 1983 hit film L'été meurtrier (One Deadly Summer).
Following her marriage to director Luc Besson and the birth of their daughter in 1993, Maïwenn interrupted her career for several years. During this period, she only appeared in a supporting part in Besson's Léon (1994), in which she was credited as Ouin-Ouin. She also directed the film's making-of. Perhaps Maïwenn's most internationally-seen film role was her appearance as the alien Diva Bazina in Besson's The Fifth Element (1997).
After her breakup with Besson, Maïwenn returned to France. She performed as a standup comedian in an autobiographical one-woman-show, and reentered the movie business after several filmmakers saw her comedy routine in Paris. She appeared in several notable movies, including the horror film Haute Tension (English title: High Tension), in which she starred opposite Cécile de France. By the time the film came out in 2003, she had decided she wanted to try directing. In 2006, she directed her first feature film, the semi-autobiographical Pardonnez-moi. According to Maïwenn, after Besson learned she planned to use her own money to produce the film, he told her "You need to immediately stop what you're doing. You're crazy. Nobody puts their own money into a movie." After seeing the film he apologized, saying she was right on this occasion. Her second film was Le bal des actrices (2009, All About Actresses), in which she appears as herself making a documentary. She achieved international recognition when her third film, the social drama Polisse (2011), won the Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. All three films feature Maïwenn with a camera, stemming from a childhood fascination and her interest in the mise en abyme, the story within a story. Her 2015 film Mon roi was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Maïwenn met film director Luc Besson when she was 12 and they began dating when she was 15. In January 1993, at age 16, she gave birth to their daughter Shanna. On the DVD extras for the 1994 film Léon: The Professional, Maïwenn said the film is based on her relationship with Besson. She was 20 at the beginning of filming (early 1996) for The Fifth Element, during which Besson left her for the film's star, Milla Jovovich.
In 2004, Maïwenn had a son, Diego, with Jean-Yves Le Fur, her second ex-husband who is a real estate developer.
To know her complete profile, check the following table.
|Birth Name/Full Name||:||Maïwenn Le Besco|
|Other Name (s)||:||Maïwenn Le Besco ,|
Maiwen Lebesco ,
|Date of Birth||:||April 17, 1976|
|Birthplace||:||Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
|Profession (s)||:||Actress ,|
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Maïwenn Age in 2023 and Birthday Info
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|Date of Birth||:||April 17, 1976|
|Birth Place||:||Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France|
|Age in 2023||:||47 years|
|Next Birthday||:||17 April, 2024|
Maïwenn Height and Weight
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|Height in Meter||:||1.73 m.|
|Height in Centimeter||:||173 cm.|
|Height in Feet-inches||:||5'8"|
|Weight in Kilogram||:||- kg|
|Weight in Pounds||:||- lb|
Maïwenn Family (Spouse, Children, Parents, Siblings, Relatives)
In this section, we will add Maïwenn's complete family information including her martial status, husbandorwife, children, parents, relatives, and siblings.
|Spouse (s)||:||Jean-Yves Le Fur (December 2002 - 2004) (divorced) (1 child) ,|
Luc Besson (2 January 1993 - 1997) (divorced) (1 child)
|Children (s)||:||Shanna Besson|
|Parents (Father and Mother)||:||Catherine Belkhodja ,|
Patrick Le Besco
|Relatives||:||Isild Le Besco (sibling)|
Maïwenn Social Accounts (Facebbok, Instagram, Twitter, Website)
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|Personal Website||:||Maïwenn Webiste|
Maïwenn Net Worth in 2023
Are you curious to know what is the net worth of Maïwenn? As of 2022, the net worth of Maïwenn is $12 Million. We do not guarantee the net worth of Maïwenn is the exact amount. This is based on several sources on the internet.
Maïwenn Facts and Trivia
Here is the list of top facts about Maïwenn.
- Had a daughter named Shanna Besson in 1993 with French director Luc Besson.
- Sister of Isild Le Besco.
- Daughter of Catherine Belkhodja.
- Her mother encouraged her to be a child actress. She ended up being fairly traumatized, but later found success with a one-woman show that recounted her real-life experiences as an aspiring child star and struggling actress.
- She may be the inspiration for Mathilda in Léon (1994). She met writer/ director Luc Besson when she was 12 (Mathilda's age in the film). In later years they were romantically involved and had a child.
- Has a son named Diego (b. 2004) with Jean-Yves.
- Sister of Jowan Le Besco.
- She wrote and performed two solo theatrical pieces based on her experiences as a child actress: I'm an Actress and Le Pois Chiche.
- At 16 she married producer/director Luc Besson and gave birth to her first child, Shanna. Following her 1997 divorce from Besson, she married Jean-Yves Le Fur and welcomed son Diego.
- She appeared in her then-husband's film, The Fifth Element (1997), alongside her husband's future wife, Milla Jovovich.
- The day when Maïwenn was born was Saturday.
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