Vahina Giocante

Vahina Giocante (born 30 June 1981) is a French actress.

Vahina Giocante
Vahina Giocante, 2009
Born (1981-06-30) 30 June 1981


As Marie in Marie Baie des Anges (1997), she is among a group of young wanderers who become enmeshed in love, hate, and violence on the French Riviera.

In 1999 she appeared in No Scandal (French: Pas de scandale) directed by Benoît Jacquot.[1]

In the 2004 film directed by Ziad Doueiri , Lila Says (French title: Lila dit ça), Giocante portrays a teenager who resides with her aunt in a rough neighborhood in Marseilles. Chief film critic for The New York Times A.O. Scott compared her to Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman, being a femme more vital than fatale. He further wrote that Ms. Giocante's intoxicating mixture of gamine innocence and womanly knowingness is almost too much for the movie but her charisma.......give it a mood that is at once breathlessly romantic and cannily down to earth.[2]

In 2009 she appeared in Bellamy, the last film of celebrated French director Claude Chabrol.[3]

Personal life

Vahina Giocante is of half Corsican and half Andalusian origin. She lived on Corsica until the age of 10. Born in Orléans, she went to school at the Lycée Paul-Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence and previously danced with the Marseille Opera. When she was 20 she had a son, Nino. His father is musician Martin Gamet.

Selected filmography

  • Mata Hari (2017) Mata Hari
  • Un prince (presque) charmant (2013) Marie
  • 30 Beats (2011) Kim
  • La blonde aux seins nus (2010)
  • Trader Games (Original title: Krach (2010)
  • Le Premier Cercle (2009) Elodie
  • Bellamy (2009) Nadia Sancho
  • Secret Défense (2008) (Diane / Lisa)
  • 99 Francs (2007) (Sophie)
  • A Curtain Raiser (2006) Rosette
  • U (2006) (voice)
  • Riviera (2005) Stella
  • Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005) (TV) Marie-Hélène
  • Lila dit ça ("Lila Says") (2004) Lila
  • Cadeau d'Éléna, Le ("Elena's Gift") (2004) Marie
  • Maigret: Les petits cochons sans queue (2004) (TV) Germaine Leblanc
  • Blueberry: L'expérience secrète ("Renegade") (2004) Madeleine
  • Intermittenze del cuore, Le (2003) young Fiametta
  • Soldats de Salamine ("Soldiers of Salamina") (2003) assistante sociale à Dijon
  • Vivante ("Alive") (2002) Claire
  • "Algérie des chimères, L'" (2001) (mini) TV Series Jeanne 20 ans
  • Bella ciao (2001) Bianca
  • Fantômes de Louba, Les (2001) Jeannie as a teenager
  • Libertin, Le ("The Libertine") (2000) Angélique Diderot
  • Pas de scandale ("Keep It Quiet" / "No Scandal") (1999) Stéphanie
  • Stolen Life (1998) Sigga
  • Marie Baie des Anges ("Angel Sharks" / "Marie from the Bay of Angels") (1997) Marie


  1. Holden, Stephen. "NY Times: No Scandal". NY Times. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  2. "Teenage Coquetry and Seduction, Across a Deep Divide". "FILM REVIEW", The New York Times, JUNE 24, 2005
  3. "A Detective Who Solves Crimes for a Living, and as a Pastime". "FILM REVIEW", The New York Times, OCT. 28, 2010

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