Virginie Besson-Silla

Virginie Besson-Silla
Virginie Besson-Silla by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Besson-Silla in 2016
Virginie Silla

1972 (age 47–48)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Other namesVirginie Silla-Besson
OccupationFilm producer
Years active2001–present
Luc Besson
(m. 2004)

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.[citation needed]

Life and career[edit]

Silla was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the daughter of a Senegalese diplomat and a French physiotherapist.[1] She is the sister-in-law of actor Vincent Perez by her sister Karine Silla, who is an actress.[2] 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.[3] 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).[4]



  1. ^ "Virginie Silla". Gala.
  2. ^ Mottram, James (30 April 2011). "The big cheese: The crazy life of Gérard Depardieu". Independent. London. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ IMDb, Virginie Besson-Silla, Producer.
  4. ^ 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.

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