Marceau began making less-dramatic films, such as the comedy Fanfan in 1993 and La Fille de D'Artagnan in 1994 — both popular in Europe and abroad.
That year, she returned to the theatre as Eliza Dolittle in Pygmalion.
It was Monica’s cup of tea to transform in glamorous portrayals and catch excited photographers’ eyes and she abandoned her childhood dream of a case-law career.
Sophie Marceau ( born 17 November 1966) is a French actress, who has appeared in 35 films.
During her teens, Marceau achieved popularity by her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), for which she received a César Award for Most Promising Actress.
On a personal note, Marceau is a doting mother of two.
Her father was the emigrant from Baluchistan (the region in western Afghanistan), Iranian ethnic and Muslim, hardly keeping body and soul together.
International success Marceau achieved international recognition in 1995 as Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's Braveheart.
That year, she was part of an ensemble of international actors in the French film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders, Beyond the Clouds.
In addition to her French language films, she has worked in international films such as Braveheart (1995) and as the main antagonist Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999).
Early film career In 1982, at the age of 15, Marceau bought back her contract with Gaumont for one million French francs. After starring in the sequel film La Boum 2 in 1982, Marceau focused on more dramatic roles, including Fort Saganne (co-starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve) and Joyeuse Pâques (Happy Easter) in 1984, L'Amour Braque and Police in 1985, and Descente aux Enfers (Descent Into Hell) in 1986.
She never thought of entering the entertainment industry until February 1980 when she first came across an advertisement by a modeling agency. Since then, the French beauty has been active in the modeling and the acting industry and has undoubtedly achieved considerable success in both fields.
As a director, she has contributed to the making of the feature films ‘Speak to Me of Love’ and ‘Trivial’.
She became a villainess Bond girl by playing Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough (1999).