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Emmanuelle Seigner–Ms. Roman Polanski–is Pretty Intense

H/T: Walter W.

Emmanuelle Seigner has been married to Roman Polanski since 1989. She is an actress — her husband directed her in “Frantic” — in addition to being a pop singer. Here is her Wikipedia entry:

Seigner was born in Paris, France, to a photographer father and a journalist mother.[1] She is the granddaughter of the respected actor Louis Seigner (1903–1991) and sister of the actress Mathilde Seigner. She was educated at a Catholic convent school, and began modelling at the age of fourteen. Capitalizing on her appearance she achieved international status as a professional model. She married the Polish film director Roman Polanski on 30 August 1989. They have two children: daughter Morgane and son Elvis. He directed her in Frantic (1988), opposite Harrison Ford, and later in Bitter Moon (1992), as well as The Ninth Gate (1999), co-starring Johnny Depp. In 2010, Seigner was featured in Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing, which went on to win the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. In 2012, she played the principle role of Vanda in the French film adaption of Venus in Furs, written by Polanski, for which she received much acclaim as a vulgar yet sensual maîtresse of Thomas (Mathieu Amalric).[2]

Seigner appears as the main character in the music video “Hands Around My Throat” by Death in Vegas. In 2006, she became lead singer of the pop rock band Ultra Orange, and the group’s name was changed to Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle. Seigner and Polanski live with their two children in Paris. She was an ambassadress of the Polish brand Dr Irena Eris. (Continue Reading…)

Above is “Forget Me Not” (with Smolik) and below is “Sing Sing,” which is sort of a scary cross between The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” (which is both one of the great achievements of western culture and the surest sign of the apocalypse) and Ian Dury And The Blockheads’ “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.” Here is TDMB’s post on that band.

Here is information on Smolik, the band that backs Seigner on “Forget Me Not.”

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