Clotilde Marie Pascale Courau is a French actress, also known as the wife of Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, a member of the House of Savoy and the grandson of Umberto II, the last reigning King of Italy.
She is known as Princess of Venice, though professionally she is known by her maiden name.
Date of birth
She was born on April 3, 1969.
Clotilde Courau was born in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France, the daughter of Jean-Claude Courau (b. 1942) and French noblewoman Catherine du Pontavice des Renardières (b. 1948), daughter of Count Pierre Francoise Marie Antoine du Pontavice des Renardières (b. 1926), whose family can be traced back to 13th century. She has three sisters named Christine, Camille, and Capucine Courau.
Clotilde Courau announced her engagement on 10 July, and on 25 September 2003 at the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, she married Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice. At the ceremony she wore a wedding gown designed by Valentino. Six months pregnant at the time of the wedding, she was seen as a controversial bride because of her left-wing views.
The couple have two daughters:
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She earned her first on-screen acting credit in 1988 in the French TV mini-series Civilisations.
She appeared in her first film in 1990 in Le petit criminel.
1991, Courau was nominated for a César, for Most Promising Actress (Meilleur espoir féminin), and won a European Film Award for Best Actress, both for the film Le petit criminel (1990).
She then appeared in Dusty Hughes' A Slip of the Tongue opposite John Malkovich on the stage, and in Vincent Ward's Map of the Human Heart. In 1995, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti at the SACD Awards.
She was nominated again for a César twice in 1996 for Best Supporting Actress (Meilleur second rôle féminin) and Most Promising Actress (Meilleur espoir féminin) both for the film Élisa.
In 1998 she was named as one of European cinema's "Shooting Stars" by European Film Promotion and in 2000 she won the Prix Romy Schneider.
She was also created a Dame of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France on 7 February 2007.
She had a featured role in Deterrence, an American film about nuclear war that marked the directing debut of Rod Lurie.
|Born||3rd April, 1969|
|Home City||Hauts-de-Seine, France|