Men in her life, acting career… The secrets of Clotilde Courau

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Clotilde Courau was born on April 3, 1969 in Levallois-Perret in the Hauts-de-Seine. She is the daughter of an engineer named Jean-Claude Courau and a school teacher mother named Catherine du Pontavice des Renardières. The latter is particularly from the French nobility. The Pontavice family takes its name from the seigneury of Pontavice dating from the 12th century.

Surrounded by her three sisters Christine, Camille and Capucine, Clothilde Courau spent her childhood between Egypt and Benin. From that time in West Africa, the actress had explained: “We often went to the bush, to a small village and we lived in this village which has clay houses, without water, without electricity”, she had explained to Thierry Ardisson on the set of Everyone talks about it. After her return from Africa, Clotilde Courau and her family settled in the apartment of her grandmother who instilled in her a bourgeois education.

The young woman left school in 1985 at the age of 16 to become an actress. She enrolled in Cours Simon and Cours Florent while doing odd jobs. Five years later, Clotide Courau took her first steps in the cinema in the film Le Petit Criminel by Jacques Doillon. Thanks to her performance, she won the Best Actress Award at the Berlinale. Thus begins a succession of roles in the cinema. It can be found in several French films including Elisa, Les Beaux jours, Modern Love and even Mon idole.

Over the years, the actress has become increasingly rare in the media and for good reason, she married in 2003 a certain Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, also known as the Prince of Venice and Prince of Piedmont.

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Clotilde Courau is no longer a heart to take. The one who would have had a romantic relationship with the actor Guillaume Depardieu married on September 25, 2003 Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy at the Basilica-Marie-des-Anges-et-des-Martyrs in Rome in front of no less than 1200 guests. “I, Clotilde, take you Emmanuel-Philibert as my husband and promise to remain faithful to you in joy and in sorrow, every day of the rest of my life”, she said in Italian, her voice trembling in front of the television cameras present for the occasion.

Guest on 50′ Inside, the actress commented on her marriage to Nikos Aliagas: “I didn’t speak Italian. Before, we had an appointment with a bishop and I tried to convince them that as we are in Europe, it would be nice if I did it in French and Emmanuel in Italian. Obviously it didn’t work. I was told that there was no history of Europe, that the we were in Italy. It’s a language I didn’t know,” she explained. At the age of 34, the actress became Princess of Savoy, Princess of Venice and Piedmont.

Two months after being married to the Prince of Savoy, Clotilde Courau gave birth to their first child, a girl named Vittoria Cristina Chiara Adelaide Maria de Savoia on December 28, 2003. She then became the Princess of Carignan, Marquise d’Ivrée.

Three years later, the lovebirds became parents to a second daughter on August 16, 2006 named Luisa Giovanna Bianca Agata Gavina Maria di Savoia. As a result, the little girl becomes Princess of Chieri and Countess of Salemi.

Today, the couple’s first daughter is grown up. The 17-year-old, who has no less than 52,000 followers on her Instagram account, looks just like her famous mother. Don’t see yourself!

During an interview with Gala, actress Clotilde Courau and her husband Emmanuel-Philibert confided in their atypical way of life. Indeed, the mother of Vittoria and Luisa lives in Paris while her companion lives in Monaco.

“Our couple is a strong friendship, a complicity and a desire for truth. All of this is love,” replied the Prince of Piedmont and added: “Is love , is to be together all the time? Love is to think of the other when we are far away, and to be happy when we are together. We have been through, like all couples, ups and downs. down. But we managed to find a listening ear and a real dialogue between us. A straight talk. With Clotilde, we tell each other everything”.

More recently, the actress confided in her life as a couple in the columns of Elle. “It may be one of the keys to success, but it’s not the only one. There are several important elements in the longevity of a couple: dialogue, truth and acceptance of the other in its differences. We have always communicated a lot with Emmanuel-Philibert and we have been able to pass more or less difficult times”, she had declared and to add: “We have taken steps together and that is what makes the “story of a couple. You have to be on the same wavelength and accept each other with their character”.