Isabelle Huppert on her provocative Elle role:
‘She’s not a victim’
Isabelle Huppert is a mystery. She rarely talks about her personal life, and despite a history of playing deeply troubled women, she never reveals how these roles affect her personally. Over the course of a fierce, unflinching career spanning 45 years, the 63-year-old actress has managed to humanize one of film’s most enduring and chilly archetypes: the femme fatale. She’s played a murderous prostitute (Violette), a psychopathic maid (La Cérémonie), and a sexually deviant pianist (The Piano Teacher), among many others.