Eva Ionesco  

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Eva Ionesco (born on July 18, 1965) is a French actress, born in Paris. She is the daughter of Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco.

At the age of 5, Eva became her mother's favourite photo model. Irina Ionesco's erotic photographs of her young daughter Eva have been a source of controversy since they first appeared in the 1970s. Eva also modeled for other photographers such as Jacques Bourboulon.

She is the youngest model ever to appear in a Playboy nude pictorial, since she was featured at age 11 in the October 1976 issue of the Italian edition of the magazine in a set by Bourboulon. Another of her nude pictorials, in the November 1978 issue of the Spanish edition of Penthouse, was a selection of her mother's photographs.

Eva Ionesco made her movie début at the age of eleven in 1976, playing a child in Roman Polański's movie The Tenant. A short time later she was cast in lolita roles for polemical soft porn movies of the mid 1970s like Spermula and Maladolescenza (also known as Puppy Love).

In the 1980s, she attended the prestigious acting school Amandiers, directed by Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Romans. With her glamorous look and high pitched voice, she soon became a familiar face as second role actress for the young French cinema.


Theatrical work

  • Ecrit sur l'eau (directed by Niels Arestrup)
  • Lola et toi et moi (directed by N. Schmidt)

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