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Spouse  Avner Yasharon (m. 2010)
Role  Actress
Name  Ronit Elkabetz
Years active  1990–present

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Born  November 27, 1964 (age 51) (1964-11-27) Beersheba, Israel
Siblings  Shlomi Elkabetz, Yechiel Elkabetz
Movies  Gett: The Trial of Viviane A, The Band's Visit, To Take a Wife, Late Marriage, Shiva
Similar People  Shlomi Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabai, Menashe Noy, Keren Yedaya

Occupation  actress, film director

Ronit elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz (Hebrew: רונית אלקבץ‎‎; 27 November 1964 – 19 April 2016) was an Israeli actress and filmmaker. She worked in both Israeli and French cinema. She won three Ophir Awards and received a total of seven nominations.


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Elkabetz was born in Beersheba in 1964 to a religious Moroccan Jewish family, originally from Essaouira. She grew up in Kiryat Yam. Her mother spoke French and Arabic, but her father insisted on speaking only Hebrew. Elkabetz was the oldest of four children, with three younger siblings who were all brothers. Her younger brother Shlomi became a director whom she worked with on their trilogy on the life of Viviane Amsalem.

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Elkabetz married architect Avner Yashar, the son of prominent architect Yitzhak Yashar, in 2010. In 2012, they had a twin son and daughter.

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She never studied acting and started her career as a model. She divided her time between her homes in Paris and Tel Aviv. She married architect Avner Yashar on 25 June 2010.

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In 2015 she was selected to be the President of the Jury for the International Critics' Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.


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Elkabetz succumbed to cancer on 19 April 2016 after a long struggle with the disease.

Acting and directing career

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Her first film appearance was in The Intended (1990) next to Shuli Rand, who later became her partner. They both starred in Gidi Dar's Eddie King in 1992. In 1994 she starred in Sh'Chur, for which she won the Israeli Film Academy (Ophir) Award. In 1995 she wrote with her partner, Haim Buzaglo, the script for Scar, in which she also starred, and for which she learned French. In 1996 she starred in Amos Gitai's Metamorphosis of a Melody. In 1997 she moved to Paris to study in Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil. During that period, she supported herself as a waitress. She did a one-woman show on the life of the choreographer Martha Graham at the Avignon Festival.

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In 2001 she starred in the French film Origine contrôlée, and won her second Ophir Award for Late Marriage. In 2003 she teamed again with Gitai on Alila. In 2004 she was nominated for an Ophir Award for Or (My Treasure), and starred in the Israeli legal drama series Franco and Spector.

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In 2004 she wrote, directed (with her brother, Shlomi Elkabetz) and starred in the semi-autobiographic film To Take a Wife, for which she was again nominated for an Ophir Award.

In 2006 she also starred in the Israeli drama series Parashat HaShavua. In 2007 she starred in Eran Kolirin's The Band's Visit, for which she won her third Ophir Award.

In 2008 she and Shlomi finished their second film, Shiva ("Seven Days"), which won the Wolgin Award for Best Feature Film at the 2008 Jerusalem Film Festival.

In 2009 she starred alongside Catherine Deneuve in André Téchiné's La Fille du Rer. Her other recent French projects have included Ashes and Blood, Turk's Head, and Les mains libres. In 2010 she received an Ophir Award nomination for Best Actress for her work in Mabul. She was recently the subject of Nir Bergman's documentary A Stranger in Paris.

Her 2014 film Gett – The Trial of Viviane Amsallem was selected to be screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Critical acclaim

Israeli film critic Uri Klein wrote: "Moviegoers can admire Ronit Elkabetz or recoil from her, or admire and recoil at the same time. Ignoring her is not an option. The mystery and the exoticism, the threat and the danger have ultimately gathered into a potent presence and cogent control."

In May 2010, Elkabetz received the France Culture award at the Cannes Film Festival, a prize awarded to filmmakers for quality work and social involvement. The judges described her as a "woman teeming with passion and erotica, who can even play the queen of Egypt."

Pascal Elbé director of Turk's Head cited his enthusiasm for casting Elkabetz. "I chose an actress who reminds me of those great Italian stars of the postwar period, like Anna Magnani."

In 2010, Elkabetz received a lifetime achievement award from the Israeli Film Academy for her contribution to Israeli cinema.


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