At 71, Josiane Balasko is one of the most popular French actresses in the country. Also director, novelist and screenwriter, the one who is a member of the “Splendid” band was awarded three Césars during her career: that of the best original screenplay for Gazon maudit in 1996 then two César of honor in 2000 and 2021 .
At the heart of her impressive filmography, which includes more than a hundred films and plays, Josiane Balasko has appeared in around 25 films that have attracted more than a million people at the cinema. What give her the status of ultra-bankable actress. Despite her success, the actress encountered some difficulties in her debut, especially because of her physique: “I think I had a physique that did not correspond to the standards, between romantic and diaphanous quotes, of the young actresses of the time. So, which did not blow the directors off.” She said in an interview with Femme Actuelle, and today she is proud to see that mentalities are changing over the years: “Since then, there are actresses who don’t have a particularly convincing physique in the sexy side and all that.”
And among these actresses, she thinks of her daughter Marilou Berry, born of her union with the artist Philippe Berry: “I am thinking for example of Sylvie Testud, who is a great actress. Corinne Masiero, my daughter Marilou, who has a particular physique but who plays it” said Josiane Balasko. It is true that, like his famous mother, Marilou Berry has succeeded in establishing himself on the front of the cinematographic scene and today turns in many films and in several successful series.
Eleanor de la Fontaine