Parisian actress Isabelle Huppert was born on this day in 1953. Her English-language debut came in 1974 with a notable role in Otto Preminger’s Rosebud, but this thespian was working her way to the top long before then. By the age of 21 she had acted in over 15 respectable films and can now count nearly 100 credits to her name. Some of Huppert’s most famous and controversial work includes Michael Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, Jean-Luc Godard’s Passion, 8 Femmes with Catherine Deneuve and 2001’s The Piano Teacher. Her international appeal still reigns supreme, however, and you can still catch her in the occasional English-language indie (see David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees).

Factoid: To date, Isabelle Huppert has received 12 nominations and one win (for La Cérémonie) from the César Awards in France. Other honors bestowed upon the French actress include the Best Newcomer award from BAFTA in 1978 and two Best Actress awards at the Cannes Film Festival (for Violette and The Piano Teacher).