Charlotte Gainsbourg suffers brain haemorrhage

6th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 6, 2007 (AFP) - French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of the late singer Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin, was operated for a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday night, friends said Thursday.

PARIS, Sept 6, 2007 (AFP) - French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of the late singer Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin, was operated for a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday night, friends said Thursday.

The 36-year-old brunette, a rising star of French cinema who has starred in a string of international hits, had been suffering from headaches for several weeks following a waterski accident in the United States.

Gainsbourg was earlier this week at the Venice film festival for the world premiere of "I'm Not There," a biopic of folk icon Bob Dylan by US director Todd Haynes, in which she joins a star-studded cast including Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore.

The actress, who is fluent in English, also played the role of a mysterious Englishwoman in the 2006 movie "The Golden Door" by Italy's Emanuele Crialese, which depicts a Sicilian family's migration to the United States early in the last century.

Last year, the mother-of-two played the female lead in "The Science of Sleep" by Oscar-winning French director Michel Gondry, starring alongside Mexico's Gael Garcia Bernal, while in 2003 she starred alongside Sean Penn and Benicio del Toro in "21 Grams" by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

AFP

Subject: French news

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