Who is Tina Kunakey?
French model, actress and TV personality Tina Kunakey was born in Toulouse, France, on 5 April 1997, making her zodiac sign Aries. She’s perhaps known best for being the wife of famous French actor Vincent Cassel, who’s 31 years her senior; the marriage has attracted a lot of media attention and many people have criticized the two because of their age difference, but Tina and Vincent don’t seem to care about it.
Education and early life
Tina was raised alongside her older sister Kassy and younger brother Zakari in Biarritz, France by their Italian mother Nadia, and Moroccan father Robin Kunakey; Tina hasn’t shared many details about her family as she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her mother’s a piano teacher, and her father a police officer.
Tina’s family moved often while she was growing up, and she thus switched schools twice. She enrolled at Victor Louis High School in 2011 and became passionate about several activities during her short time there, as she began appearing in school plays, took dance lessons and played volleyball.
She then transferred to Andre Malraux High School, and eventually to a French high school in Madrid, Spain from which she matriculated in 2015; Tina then focused on modelling, and didn’t attend college.
Tina signed a contract with Spanish modelling agency Mad Models Management in 2015, and then spent a couple of years living in Spain, and was then invited to appear in music videos of many successful performers, including ET Kalash.
Some of the magazines which have featured Tina on their cover page include “Harper’s Bazaar”, “L’Officiel” and “Elle”.
She has two acting credits. Tina appeared in the 2016 short music video “M. Pokora: Belinda”, and the year 2018 saw her play Bargirl in three episodes of the popular biographical crime series “Trust”, which starred Harris Dickinson and Donald Sutherland, and was created by Simon Beaufoy. It follows the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973 Rome, and the series won one of its three award nominations.
Love life and marriage
Tina and Vincent were introduced by a mutual friend in 2016, when she was just 19 and he was 50 years old.
She was 21 when they married in a private ceremony in Bidart, France on 24 August 2018, and Tina gave birth to their daughter Amazonie on 19 April 2019.
There are no other men whom Tina’s perhaps been with, that we know about, while it’s known that Vincent was once married to famous Italian actress and model Monica Anna Maria Bellucci. The two exchanged vows in Monaco on 2 August 1999, and she gave birth to their first daughter Deva on 12 September 2004, while their second daughter Leonie followed on 21 May 2010; Vincent and Monica split on 26 August 2013 and their divorce was finalized a year later.
Tina’s married to Vincent Cassel as of August 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Tina’s an avid surfer, and the sport helped launch her modelling career, as she was spotted at the sea by a surfing company agent who wanted her to pose for the company.
She’s very close to her siblings, and the trio can occasionally be seen spending time together in public.
It’s believed that Tina’s getting along quite well with her step-daughters, even though she’s only seven years older than Deva Cassel.
She’s followed by more than 1.4 million people on Instagram, and has posted close to 350 pictures and videos, with most of these having been taken during her everyday life.
Tina’s a fashionista and often goes shopping for clothes, while she also loves to read fashion magazines on a daily basis.
One of her favorite actresses is Sophia Loren, and some of her favorite movies include “Two Women”, “The Life Ahead”, and “Grumpier Old Men”.
Appearance and net worth
Tina’s age is 26. She has brown eyes and long brown hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 125lbs (56kgs).
Tina’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million as of August 2023, and her husband Vincent’s at more than $40 million.
Who is her husband Vincent?
Famous French actor Vincent Cassel was born in Paris, France on 23 November 1966, making his zodiac sign Sagittarius. He has over 100 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying one of the lead characters, Thomas Leroy in the 2010 thriller movie “Black Swan”, which starred Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. It follows the life of talented but unstable ballerina Nina, and the movie won 97 of its 376 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Natalie).
Vincent was raised in Paris alongside his brother Mathias and half-sister Cecile Cassel, by his late French father Jean-Pierre Cassel who was an actor and dancer, and French mother Sabine Litique who was a journalist; Vincent’s brother’s today a rapper, and his half-sister’s a successful actress. Vincent matriculated from a local high school in 1985, and then enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988.
His debut TV series role was playing a supporting character in the 1988 comedy “La Belle Anglaise”, and the following year saw him make his debut film appearance in the comedy “Les Cigognes N’en Font Qu’a Leur Tete”.
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Vincent gained recognition in 1995, when cast to star as Vinz in the critically acclaimed crime movie “La Haine”, which also starred Hubert Kounde and Said Taghmaoui, and was written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. It follows three young men who’ve just been involved in a violent riot in France, and the film won eight of its 23 award nominations. Some of Vincent’s notable film performances in the remainder of the ‘90s were in the 1996 romantic mystery “The Apartment”, the 1997 action crime thriller “Dobermann”, and the 1999 biographical adventure “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc”.
He portrayed Jean-Francois in the 2001 action adventure movie “Brotherhood of the Wolf”, which starred Samuel Le Bihan and Mark Dacascos, and was directed by Christopher Gans. Set in the 18th century France, the movie follows Chevalier de Fronsac who’s been sent by the king to investigate the killings of hundreds of people by a mysterious beast – the movie won four of its 26 award nominations. Vincent appeared in several hit movies in the remainder of the 2000s, including the 2002 crime mystery “The Reckoning”, the 2007 crime thriller “Ocean’s Thirteen”, and the 2009 drama “Adrift”.
The year 2014 saw him star as La Bete in the family fantasy movie “Beauty and the Beast”, which also starred Lea Seydoux and Andre Dussollier, and was directed by Christophe Gans. It follows the youngest daughter of a merchant who’s fallen for a mysterious beast, and the movie won one of its four award nominations.
Some of Vincent’s most recent roles have been in the adventure family comedy movie “Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom”, the historical action adventure movie “The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan”, and all six episodes of the thriller series “Liaison”, all released in 2023.
Vincent’s won eight of his 34 award nominations.