• 14 February 1976
  •  Copenhagen, Denmark

Rie Rasmussen

Biography

Rie Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1976 to an artist mother and an Economist father. She was raised in the Danish country in an extended family with nine brothers and sisters. She moved to New York at the age of 15 to paint and has continued to travel ever since. She lived in Huntington Beach California where she briefly attended film school as a director in 1998. While writing in Paris she was cast in Brian De Palmas "Femme Fatale". After her role in Brian De Palma's film she was picked by director Tom Ford as the exclusive worldwide face of Gucci. At the age of 24 she directed her first short film, "Thinning the Herd" which she also wrote and acted in. "Thinning the Herd" nominated for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival 2004. She opened Taormina film festival with her second short film 'Il Vestito' which she also wrote and appeared in. Shot on location in Palermo, Sicily as a black and white homage to Italian Neo-realism. In 2005 she was cast as the lead in Luc Besson's "Angel-A" a French speaking black and white fairy tale set in Paris. "Human Zoo" her first feature which she wrote, directed and produced was officially selected at last years Berlin Film Festival and was the opening night Panorama presentation.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Angel-A 21. December 2005