- Category : Actress
- Type : GE
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- Definition : Split - Small (22)
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Mathilda May (born Karima Mathilda Haïm; 8 February 1965) is a French film actress.
May was born in Paris. Her father is playwright Victor Haïm, who is Jewish, of Greek and Turkish descent. Her mother is the Swedish ballet teacher and choreographer Margareta Hanson. At age 16 May won the "Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Danse de Paris" (First Prize of the Paris Dance Conservatory).
May's film work is primarily in French and made for the European market; she was the recipient of the Prix Romy Schneider in 1989. Non-French films she has appeared in include Lifeforce, Naked Tango (1991), Becoming Colette (1991) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). In the USA she is best known for her role as an alien "vampire" in the 1985 science fiction horror film Lifeforce, directed by Tobe Hooper, in which she is naked for most of her performance. She also appeared in the 1996 space adventure game Privateer 2: The Darkening. She played Isabella in The Jackal, a 1997 action film.
May has been married three times: Her first husband was Paul Powell and her second husband was Gérard Darmon, with whom she has two children, daughter Sarah (born August 17, 1994) and son Jules (born March 4, 1997).