Yasmine Leïla Bekhti is an Algerian-born French actress who has recently come to international attention. Her best-known films are All That Glitters (2007), Paris, I Love You (2006), and Sheitan (2006).
Leïla Bekhti, whose full name is Yasmine Leïla Bekhti, was born in March 6, 1984 (Tuesday) in Issy-les-Moulineaux, Algeria to an Algerian family from Sidi Bel-Abbes. She is 39 years old and her zodiac sign is Pisces.
In his early years, Bekhti attended the drama school in Paris (18th), then the program of Stéphane Gildas in Tolbiac. The following year, she studied at the Art’aire workshop in the program of Bérengère Basty. As a means of income and to support her acting studies, she did odd jobs (clothing, telemarketing). Her first steps in the entertainment world began when she left theater school where she studied with Stéphane Gildas and Bérengère Basty. While pursuing her degree in the L stream, she obtained a diploma in the theater.
Height (approx): 157 cm (5 ft 2 in)
Weight: 55 kg (110 lbs)
Body measurements: 33-25-35 inches
Bra/ Bust: 33B
Size: 25 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Dress size: 6US
Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Blonde
Family and ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Bekhti was born into a family from Sidi Bel-Abbes. She is the youngest of three siblings. Neither the name of her parents nor her siblings are known to us yet. She is the youngest of two other siblings.
Relationships/ Affairs, Spouse, Children
While filming A Prophet in 2007, Bekhti met fellow French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim, whom she married.
They have three children together, a boy born in 2017 and a girl in 2020. Their third child was born in 2021.
Following her friends, she went to the casting of Sheitan in 2005, which selected her for the role of Yasmin, a young beauty. She got the film and the film was released in theaters on February 1, 2006, Sheitan sold over 300,000 tickets in its 13 weeks in theaters.
She then played a role in Alain Tasma’s TV movie Harkis. That same year, she played the role of Zarka in Paris, I love you (2006) (“Quais de Seine” segment, directed by Gurinder Chadha) and that of Mounia in Mauvaise Foi, playing Roschdy Zem’s sister.
She played a small role in one episode of the series Madame le Principal and in the other episode of the series Les Cheaters opposite Pascal Légitimus. For her role in Choosing to Love by Rachid Hami, she won the Best Actress Award at the Silhouette Festival in 2008. For the Love of God was her next project which was a TV movie by Ahmed Bouchaala and Zakia Tahri for Arte. Bekhti played the main role in the film Ali Baba alongside Gérard Jugnot and appeared in the film Dolls and Angels by Nora Hamdi. She was shortlisted for the César Award for Best Actress, although she was unable to make the final list of nominees.
It was also that year that she made herself known with two supporting roles: one in Mesrine: Killer Instinct by Jean-François Richet, and especially that of Djamila in A Prophet directed by Jacques Audiard. She won nine Césars and the Grand Prix at Cannes for the film.
Her participation in the Twenty Show web series, born of a unique partnership between Arte and MySpace, was then transformed into a documentary film. Her 2009 schedule included a third appearance in Tricheurs, as well as the role of Myriam in the two-part mini-series Myriam’s Choice, which depicts an Algerian family’s immigration to France. Actress Geraldine Nakache, director of All That Glitters, was impressed with Bekhti’s performance. She then contacted her in her first film as a director, All That Glitters. All That Glitters was a critical and commercial success upon its release on March 24, 2010. In addition to winning the Golden Swan Award at the Cabourg Festival ten years ago, Bekhti won the César for Best Female Hope for her role as Lila.
In 2010, she carried out a wide variety of projects. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, she presented her latest film, the Franco-Moroccan co-production La Source. In 2011, she was signed as the new face of L’Oréal, the cosmetics firm.
Facts / Anecdotes
- For the past 16 years, she has been active in her acting profession since she started her career in 2005.
- Her grandmother speaks Algerian Arabic, which she inherited from her grandmother. Besides, she considers herself Muslim.
- She likes to put childhood photos of her loved ones and friends on social media for different occasions.
- Her favorite game is Mario and she loves playing it!
- She has been collaborating with L’oréal Paris France since 2015.
- Her first post on Instagram was on July 5 2015 in which she posted a picture of a beautiful scene in Switzerland.
- She has been on the cover of many magazines like Psychologies, Elle, So Film, Vanity Fair, Premiere, Madame Figaro, and Grazia.