Bérénice Bejo (born 7 July 1976) is an Argentine-French actress, known for playing Christiana in the 2001 film A Knight's Tale and Peppy Miller in the 2011 film The Artist. Her work in The Artist received a nomination for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won her the César Award for Best Actress.
Bejo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is the daughter of the Argentine filmmaker Miguel Bejo and his wife Silvia, a lawyer. When she was three, her family moved to France, escaping from the Argentine Dirty War. She made her American film debut as Christiana in 2001's A Knight's Tale. She later starred as Olivia in the 2002 film, 24 Hours in the Life of a Woman. In 2006, she starred in OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, where she met director Michel Hazanavicius whom she later married. They have two children: Lucien and Gloria.
In the 2011 film, The Artist, which is directed by Hazanavicius, Bejo plays Peppy Miller, a 1920s movie actress. This performance has garnered her critical acclaim, the César Award for Best Actress, and several award nominations: the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.