Ronit Elkabetz, Israeli actress and film director, Died at 51


Ronit Elkabetz was born on November 27, 1964, and died on April 19, 2016.

She was an Israeli actress and filmmaker.

Ronit Elkabetz worked in both Israeli and French cinema.

She was the winner of three Ophir Awards and received a total of seven nominations.

Ronit first film appearance was in The Intended (1990) next to Shuli Rand, who later became her partner.

The pair starred in Gidi Dar’s Eddie King in 1992.

She starred in Sh’Chur, in 1994 for which she won the Israeli Film Academy (Ophir) Award.

Elkabetz wrote along with her partner, Haim Buzaglo, the script for Scar, in which she also starred, in 1995 and for which she learned French.

Ronit Elkabetz starred in Amos Gitai’s Metamorphosis of a Melody, in 1996.

During 1997 she moved to Paris, France, to study in Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil.

During that period, she supported herself as a waitress.

Ronit Elkabetz completed a one-woman show on the life of the choreographer Martha Graham at the Avignon Festival.

Elkabetz played a lead role in the French film Origine contrôlée, in 2001 and won her second Ophir Award for Late Marriage.

She teamed again with Gitai on Alila, in 2003.

During 2004, Ronit Elkabetz was nominated for an Ophir Award for Or (My Treasure), and starred in the Israeli legal drama series Franco and Spector.

During 2004 Ronit 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.

Elkabetz also starred in the Israeli drama series Parashat HaShavua, in 2006.

During 2007, she starred in Eran Kolirin’s The Band’s Visit, for that she won her third Ophir Award.

Ronit Elkabetz 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.

Ronit Elkabetz passed away at 51 yrs old.