Eva Ionesco Born 18 July 1965 Paris, France Nationality French Occupation Actress Eva Ionesco (born on 18 July 1965) is a French actress and film director, born in Paris. She is the daughter of Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco. Biography [edit ]
At the age of 5, Eva became her mother's favorite photo model. Irina Ionesco's
erotic photographs of her young daughter Eva have been a source of controversy since they first appeared in the 1970s. Eva also modeled for other photographers such as Jacques Bourboulon. [1 ]
She is the youngest model ever to appear in a
nude pictorial, since she was featured at age 11 in the October 1976 issue of the Italian edition of the magazine in a set by Bourboulon. Another of her nude pictorials, in the November 1978 issue of the Spanish edition of Playboy , was a selection of her mother's photographs. She made also the cover page of Penthouse . Der Spiegel [2 ]
Eva Ionesco made her movie début at the age of 11 in 1976, playing a child in
Roman Polanski's movie . A short time later she was cast in movies of the mid-1970s like The Tenant (also known as Maladolescenza Puppy Love). In 1977 her mother lost custody of her children and Eva Ionesco was brought up by the parents of footwear designer Christian Louboutin. She tried three times to sue her mother for emotional distress, and the trial is still going on through various courts in France. In 1998 the French police confiscated from her mother's apartment hundreds of photographs in which she appears at the age of five in suggestive poses and in complete nudity. [3 ] [3 ]
Her story served as inspiration for
Louis Malle's movie . Pretty Baby In the 1980s, she attended the prestigious acting school [3 ] Amandiers, directed by Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Romans. In 2010 she directed her first feature film, starring My Little Princess Isabelle Huppert.
In 2012 Eva sued her mother for taking pornographic photos of her as a child.
Although much of her claim was denied, she did receive some compensation. [4 ] [5 ] Filmography [edit ] My Little Princess (2010, directed by Eva Ionesco) Crime (2010, directed by Vincent Ostria) - Ella La famille Wolberg (2009, directed by Axelle Ropert) - Sarah, Joseph's Friend A l'est de moi (2008, directed by Bojena Horackova) (2008, directed by Hormoz) - Femme Sif J'ai rêvé sous l'eau Je vous hais petites filles (2008, directed by Yann Gonzalez) - Punk Idol Comédie sentimentale (2008, directed by Emily Barnett) - Marylin La promenade (2007, directed by Marina De Van) - The Prostitute #1 La petite fille sous l'océan (2006, directed by Nathalie Giraud) - Anaïs La loi de la forêt (2006, directed by Eva Ionesco) Les invisibles (2005, directed by Thierry Jousse) - Vanessa (2005, directed by Alanté Alfandari) - Mme Bourmel Écoute le temps Quand je serai star (2004, directed by Patrick Mimouni) - Alice Qui perd gagne! (2003,directed by Laurent Benegui) - The Deauville Gambler L’empreinte (2003, directed by David Mathieu-Mahias) - Anna Yordanoff Cette femme-là (2003, directed by Guillaume Nicloux) - Mme Kopmans (2003, directed by Arnaud & Un homme, un vrai Jean-Marie Larrieu) - The Producer Je suis votre homme aka Eros thérapie (2003, directed by Danièle Dubroux) - Hélène (2002, directed by Il est plus facile pour un chameau... Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) - A Woman at Cinema Les diable (2002, directed by Christophe Ruggia) (2001, directed by Laurent Heynemann) - Clémentine Un aller simple Paris mon petit corps est bien las de ce grand monde (2000, directed by Francoise Prenant) - Agathe's Friend L'Oncle Paul (2000, directed by Gérard Vergez) - Colombe (1999, directed by Adieu, plancher des vaches! Otar Iosseliani) - A Prostitute La patinoire (1999, directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint) - The Editor Maison de famille (1999, (TV) directed by Serge Moati) - Sandra La nouvelle Eve (1998, directed by Catherine Corsini) - A Woman of the PS Rien que des grandes personnes (1997, directed by Jean-Marc Brondolo) Vive la république! (1997, directed by Éric Rochant) - Victor's Woman La petite maman (1997, directed by Patrice Martineau) - The Swimming Teacher (1996, directed by Jean-Luc Gaget) Liberté chérie Romaine (1996, directed by Agnès Obadia) - Pastelle (1996, directed by L'appartement Gilles Mimouni) - A Woman at Traval Agency (1996, directed by Encore Pascal Bonitzer) - Olga Romaine et les filles (1995, directed by Agnès Obadia) Pullman paradis (1995, directed by Michèle Rosier) - Marie-Paule Daragnès Maigret: Cécile est morte (1995, (TV) directed by Denys de la Patellière) - Florence Boinet Bête de scène (1994, directed by Bernard Nissile) - One of the Daughters X pour Xana (1994, directed by Dominic Gould) Montparnasse-Pondichéry (1993, directed by Yves Robert) - Colette Rupture(s) (1993, directed by Christine Citti) - Anna Grand bonheur (1993, directed by Hervé Le Roux) - Emma Comment font les gens? (1992, directed by Pascale Bailly) - Emmanuelle La sévillane (1992, directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint) - Pascale's Friend La table d'émeraude (1992, directed by Pierre Bourgeade) Chant de guerre parisien (1991, directed by Laetitia Masson) Monsieur (1990, directed by Jean-Philippe Toussaint) - Mme Ponz-Romanov L'orchestre rouge (1989, directed by Jacques Rouffio) - Margaret Marie cherchait l'amour (1989, directed by Sylvie Matton) Résidence surveillée (1987, directed by Frédéric Compain) L'amoureuse (1987, directed by Jacques Doillon) - Elsa (1986, directed by Hôtel de France Patrice Chéreau) - Katia, the Waitress Jeux d'artifices (1986, directed by Virginie Thévenet) - Eva (1985, directed by Adolfo Arrieta) - Kati Grenouilles (1984, directed by Les Nanas Annick Lanoë) - Miss France (1984, directed by La Nuit porte-jarretelles Virginie Thévenet) Meurtres à domicile (1981, directed by Marc Lobet) - Pauline L'amant de poche (1978, directed by Bernard Queysanne) - Martine (1977, directed by Pier Giuseppe Murgia) - Silvia Maladolescenza (1976, directed by Le locataire Roman Polanski) - Bettina, Mme Gaderian's Daughter (1976, directed by Charles Matton) Spermula Theatrical work [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]