Virginie Efira is a famous Belgian actress. She is also a comedian, journalist and TV presenter. She has starred in Taste of Miracles, Cookies, Love Risking Your Life, Love Out of Size and Pretend to be My Boyfriend. Mostly Virginie can be seen in comedies and melodramas. But in 2019 she played the main character in the thriller "Temptation".
Virginie Efira was born on May 5, 1977 in Brussels. Her father is Professor Andre Efira, and her mother is Karin Verelst. The actress has Greek roots. Her television career began with one of the Belgian TV channels RTL. She hosted a children's program. In 2002, Efira got a job at the Belgian version of Star Academy. Later, Virginie kept a weather forecast on the French channel M6. Then she was assigned to host several programs and reality shows.
In 2002, the actress and TV presenter married actor, director and screenwriter Patrick Ridremont. There were no children in their family. The marriage broke up in 2005, and the divorce was finalized four years later. Patrick and Virginie starred together in the films "Love at Risk to Life" and "The Talking Dead", and in the second project Ridremon acted not only as an actor, but also as a director and screenwriter. Since this picture was released in 2012, it can be concluded that the couple broke up peacefully.
In 2013, Virginie became the official bride of the French director, screenwriter, actor, cameraman and composer Mabrook El Mekri. The couple had a daughter, Ali, in 2013. In 2014, Efira and El Mekri broke up and never got married. Later, the actress began dating Canadian actor Nils Schneider, who is 10 years younger than her. They starred together in the films Impossible Love 2018 and Temptation 2019.
Career and creativity
Her film career began with the 2006 series No Face, where Efira got the lead role. The series consists of 3 seasons. 2009 brought the actress a role in the drama Barons. In the same year, she could be seen as Candice in the film "Whistler". Later, the actress was invited to one of the main roles in the television film "To the Construction Site, Monsieur Tanner!".
In 2010, Efira reincarnated as Angela, the main character of the comedy melodrama Love Is for Two. Then she could be seen in the movie Kill Me Please. The plot tells about people who dream of death. The film was presented at the Augsburg Film Festival. After Ether, she got the main role in the comedy "Love at the Risk of Life". Virginie's heroine is Joanna Sorini. The romantic comedy was shown at the Cinemania Film Festival.
In 2011, Efira played Julie in the comedy My Worst Nightmare. The following year, she starred in the drama of her ex-spouse "The Talking Dead". Virginie's heroine is Elizabeth. The film was nominated for a Cesar. In 2012, Efira played a mature woman who is dating a young boy in the comedy Pretend My Boyfriend. Then she was invited to the TV series "Landing". 2013 brought the actress the main role in the films "Cookies", "Invincible" and "Loner". In 2015, Virginie continued to play the central heroines. She starred in the films "Caprice", "Family for Rent", "And Your Sister", "Taste of Miracles", "She". In 2016, Efira played Rebecca in the comedy "Love Out of Size", who falls in love with a guy who is much shorter than herself, despite the prejudices and ridicule of her friends. Later, the actress could be seen starring in the films "In Bed with Victoria", "Keep Walking", "Impossible Love", "Temptation", "Holy Maiden" and "Night Convoy".