Astrid Berges-Frisbey Biography

Astrid Berges, an actress of Spanish origin, discovered her passion for acting while participating in school plays as a hobby. Despite the limitations of her countryside environment, Astrid’s unique personal features, such as her two-tone irises and soft bone structure, helped her secure roles in the industry. Her foreign accent also made her the perfect fit for the character Sofi in the movie I Origins (2014). Astrid approaches each project with a fresh perspective, never repeating herself and constantly striving to improve. She pays great attention to her character’s details, ensuring she understands their movements, speech, and behavior. Additionally, Astrid’s fluency in five languages – Catalan, Spanish, Italian, French, and English – adds to her versatility as an actress.

Quick Facts

  • Born Country: Spain
  • Models
  • Actresses
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm)
  • Ancestry: French Spanish, American Spanish, Spanish French, American French
  • City: Barcelona, Spain

Childhood & Early Life

Astrid Berges-Frisbey was born on 26 May 1986 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Her father was of Spanish origin while her mother was French-American. She is the eldest among three sisters. When she was just 2 years old, her parents divorced and she was taken to France at the age of 5. She was brought up in a small town near La Rochelle, France. Astrid’s mother worked for the Chanel store in Paris, which is why she is very close to the brand and is the brand ambassador for the company.

Success On The Silver Screen

Astrid has gained recognition because of her role as Suzanne in ‘The Sea Wall’, and Sofi in ‘I Origins’. In the movie, Astrid plays the girlfriend of a doctor who is researching on the genetic evolution of sight and the actor’s heterochromia was helpful for this role. Convinced that acting was her calling, Astrid made her acting debut in 2007 on French television when she was 21 years old. Her maiden feature film, ‘The Sea Wall’ came in 2008. The grooming she received at the drama school helped her bag these roles. Astrid made her foray into English films in 2011, for which she had to learn English, when she was chosen by director Rob Marshall and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. This was the much-awaited film, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ for which Astrid had to appear for several auditions in France, America, and the U.K. For the role of mermaid Syrena in the movie, the actor was confined indoors while shooting in Hawaii so that her skin looked pale because of not being exposed to sunlight for long.

Major Works

The model-actor’s repertoire also boasts of Spanish and French movies. She starred in the Spanish film, ‘El Sexo De Los Ángeles’ alongside Llorenç González and Álvaro Cervantes. Astrid played the protagonist Juliette in the coming-of-age French film ‘Juliette’ (2013), which deals with youth and the Eurozone crisis. The next English movie on her work list was ‘I Origins’ (2014) in which she played the character of Sofi. The film was directed by Mike Cahill and its cast included Michael Pitt and Brit Marling. Astrid stepped into the world of modeling in 2010 for French campaigns.

Awards & Achievements

Astrid won the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. In 2009, she bagged the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti award which is given every year to the most promising young film actress in French cinema. The beautiful lady was also nominated for the David di Donatello Award for best actress in Rome in 2016 for the movie Alaska. For Bruc, la Llegenda (2010), she was nominated for the Gaudi award in the best actress category.

Personal Life & Legacy

Astrid started working early in life; she worked as a waitress for five summers after her father shifted to the Dominican Republic. The actor relocated to Paris when she was 17 to follow a career in Osteopathy but had to struggle a lot because she didn’t know anybody there. As fate would have it, Astrid’s father died when he was 46 and this tragedy made her realize that she needed to think about her life and acting seriously. She completed her graduation and then enrolled in a drama school. There were reports that the Spanish actor was dating movie actor Pierre Perrier in 2011. In 2014 she was spotted with English actor Charlie Hunnam in London.

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