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Besson-Silla in 2016
1972 (age 47–48)
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Virginie Besson-Silla (born 1972) is a Canadian-French film producer. She has made a variety of different films including action films, romantic films, comic adaptations, biographical films and an animation.
Life and career
Silla was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of a Senegalese diplomat and a French physiotherapist. She is the sister-in-law of actor Vincent Perez by her sister Karine Silla, who is an actress. Since her marriage in 2004 to Luc Besson, Virginie has been known as Virginie Silla-Besson or Virginie Besson-Silla. The couple have three children: Thalia; Satine; and Mao Besson. In 2010, Time quoted Luc saying she was a more perfect producer than he was and that she hereby enabled him to focus on directing his artistically most demanding, sumptuous film The Lady (2011).
- 2001: Yamakasi
- 2002: Peau d'Ange
- 2003: La Felicita, le bonheur ne coûte rien
- 2004: À ton image
- 2005: Au suivant !
- 2005: Revolver
- 2006: Love and Other Disasters
- 2007: The Secret
- 2010: From Paris with Love
- 2010: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
- 2011: The Lady
- 2012: La mécanique du cœur
- 2013: The Dream Kids
- 2014: 3 Days to Kill
- 2014: Lucy
- 2017: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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- Marshall, Andrew (17 December 2010). "I said, "I know a better producer [he nods at his wife Virginie Besson-Silla] and why don't I direct?"". Time Magazine. New York. Retrieved 5 February 2011.