Top 20 Emmanuelle Seigner Quotes

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“In France, I guess there’s something like a tyranny in mentalities – we accept success badly, beauty, money. People are certainly envious, and this creates negative energy. This is annoying. I suffered a great deal at one time. I had to fight harder than others. Add to that my marriage to Polanski.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“’Venus in Fur’ is very Polanski: you have the knife of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’; you have Thomas disguised as a woman as in ‘The Tenant,’ when Vanda puts makeup on him, it’s like ‘Cul de Sac’; the dress of Tess and other details that are very Polanski. He fell in love with the play because it was so much him.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I did great things in the theater. I did some nice roles, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ or ‘La Vie en Rose.’ And I love my role in ‘Frantic.’”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I don’t really want to find myself face-to-face with 10,000 paparazzi. I just want to be comfortable.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“Everything in life, bad or good, makes you change and grow – happily, because if it didn’t, we’d be machines.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“When my husband won the Palme d’Or in 2002, I wore the same dress two days in a row. My daughter said, ‘Mom! Did you sleep in your dress?’ But I think it’s cool to wear the same thing. I have to feel comfortable.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I don’t like the idea of fitting into a mould so as to conform. What I like is the danger, the difference – being unpredictable.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I’ve always been very good at convincing people. For instance, if I arrive in an airport and I’m in economy, I can always convince the guy to put me in first class.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I think age is just something written down on a piece of paper. I mean, you come across 20-year-olds who are like old people sometimes. I’ve never taken much account of age throughout my life – my own or anyone else’s.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I’ve wanted to be Mick Jagger since I was 18. One of the things I love about music is that you don’t have to be dependent on other people like you are in the film business. I hate being dependent on anyone. With my music, I can do whatever I want. I also think it’s made me more relaxed as an actress.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I never had the slightest desire to have cosmetic surgery – partly because I don’t want to look like an alien and partly because it’s nice to age in a way. Also, I think that if your soul is beautiful, then the rest of you stays beautiful.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“Sometimes when you do big movies, you can lose sometimes a little bit of soul.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I come from a family of actors. My grandfather was like a Laurence Olivier with the Comedie Francaise. Since I was four I went every week to the Comedie Francaise. My aunt and grandmother were there, but my grandfather was a big star.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“My sister Mathilde is an actress, but more like a French Jennifer Aniston. She’s famous just in France. She’s very commercial and does big comedies. So, acting was part of my family, and that’s how I was raised.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I’m sure my children will be artists. I hope they will direct because it is much more interesting. Acting is great, and I love it, but it is very passive, and it depends on other people’s desire, and you depend on others all the time.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“There’s a lot of good roles for men, always, and for very young girls. But for women, not so many.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“When I did ‘Frantic,’ I didn’t have a lot of experience. My English was so bad, and I did an OK job, I think, but I was not amazing.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“Acting in another language is great, and I’ve done that. But you can’t do it as well as you can do it in your own language.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I grew up around the Luxembourg Gardens, so I guess that is my best memory.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner

“I don’t like French food. I like everything but French food.”

― Emmanuelle Seigner
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