Arielle Dombasle Biography – Gallery, Height, Rumors, Career, Hobbies etc

Arielle Laure Sonnery Dombasle –born 1958 April, 27 is a French American singer, actress, and model. She was born in America and where her fame spread like fire on her role as Callie Basset on Miami Vice season 2.

She also featured in Pauline at the bench (1983) and Lace (1984). Definitely, this is where she made her name. Arielle Dombasle is also a director, directing four movies since 1980.


Quick Facts About Arielle Dombasle

Full Name:Arielle Sonnery Maxime Laure
Date of Birth:1958 April, 27
Age:  61 years old in 2019
Height:1.68 m
Weight:55 kg
Hair & Eye :Light brown and light blue
Marital status:Married, Paul Albou (1976-1985), Bernard Levy,
Profession:Singer, actress, model, director
Net Worth:$20,000 million
Birthplace:Hartford, USA
Nationality:USA and France

Arielle Dombasle Biography

She was born Arielle Sonnery Maxime Laure, being the daughter of Francian Dombasle Garreau and JeanMelchior Sonnery de Fromental. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut USA though she was raised in Mexico by her grandparents due to the death of her mother in early 1964. She has one brother.


Before her current marriage, Arielle Dombasle was married to Dr. Paul Albou (1976-1985) but they had to divorce due to several allegations. Dr. Paul her husband by then was named by Vanity Fair a ‘society playboy dentist’. She later met the famous philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and the two married each other in 1993. Being the third wife of Bernard, she has two stepchildren.

Professional Life And Career

The cornerstone of Dombasle singing career was laid at the Conservatoire International de musique in Mexico late 1970s. Since then, she has produced several albums including the famous Amor Amor. Some of her albums include Diva Latina, Arielle Dombasle by ERA, Liberta, French kiss and several others. She released her first single in 1980 her latest being ‘11 fait Trop beau pour travailler’ (2018)

Apart from music, Arielle Dombasle is also best known for her roles in several Hollywood movies and series though most of her productions are French. Her first film was in French in 1978. She entered the American industry in 1979 with a role in Tess.

She made another big appearance when she was offered a role in the renown short series Lace. She waved American productions goodbye with the 1986’s hit production The Boss’ wife. Since then, Arielle has been producing her songs and movies in French.

Before then, Arielle’s biggest breakthrough in the film industry was when she was given a role in Pauline at the Beach and also in the movie The Blue Villa. Her biggest performance of the century was in the series ‘Definitely Miami’. In 2017, Arielle featured in the French-made ‘Dancing with the Stars’ though she was eliminated. As a director, Arielle has successfully directed 4 big movies.

Arielle Dombasle Images Gallery


  • 2000: Liberta
  • 2004: Amor Amor
  • 2009: Glamour a mort
  • 2011: Diva Latina
  • 2015: French kiss
  • 2018: Les Parisiennes


  • 2008: X Femmes
  • 2009: La Traversee du Desir
  • 2013: Opium
  • 2018: Alien Crystal palace

Education, School/College University

Despite the fact that Arielle Dombasle was an American inborn, she started her early school life in Mexico. The school was known as Lycee Franco-Mexicain. About her collegial accomplishment, Dombasle studied at Conservatoire international de musique de Paris where she started her career.

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  • 1999: Nominee-most influential Actress
  • 2008: Winner- Director with the best Husbands connection
  • 2007: Winner-Director with the best Husband connection
  • 2006: Nominee-Poor French TV movie actor
  • 2004: Winner-Luchon International Film Festival

Net worth, Income, and Salary

Since the beginning of her career back in the late 70s, Arielle has accumulated quite an impressive amount due to her various roles in the industry. She earns from music and acting and directing movies.

With an estimation of a net worth of 1 million dollars, Arielle Dombasle was ranked among the 60 richest celebrities in 2019. The estimated salary of Arielle is still under review since it keeps varying. Some estimate that Arielle earns over $20,000 per single role but this is not an accurate review for the same.

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Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Though she has been in the film and singing industry for over 35 years, Arielle has not been involved in a serious scandal that we know. Some, however, suggests that she divorced her former husband Dr paul Albou due to cheating allegation, though she refused to speak about this issue.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

At her age, she has managed to maintain her alluring body setting a good example to many youngsters. She weighs 130 pounds/58 kg and stands 1.68 m tall and her size is 38B. Her eyes are blue and she has light brown hair.


  1. The city of birth of Arielle varies from different sites. Some highlight Hartford while others Norwich.
  2. The birth date of Arielle may vary from different sites. Some say she was born in 1953 while others it was 1958.
  3. Some sources suggest that she only has French citizenship. It is important to note that Arielle has both French citizenship as well as American citizenship.

When reading the life history of Arielle, take high note on these highlighted notes. They will help you to get the accurate data of the above personality.

Arielle Dombasle Social media account and other details

Speaking about social media, Arielle Dombasle has been active. Her posts on Facebook alone have been liked more than 20k times. She is more active on Facebook than Instagram and Twitter.

Arielle Dombasle Facts

  • She is an American citizen as well as a French citizen.
  • Her mother died at a age of 36 and she was raised by her grandparents.
  • She and her brother were raised in Mexico but acquired higher education in France where her acting career began.
  • Arielle Dombasle has a born sign of Taurus.
  • Her husband has supported her to the fullest as a director of movies giving her the advantage to win the 2007 French award.
  • She started writing movie scripts in 1982. Since then she has written several movies including the film Les Pyramides Bleues.
  • Very few know that Arielle Dombasle is 61 years old.
  • She was married twice, first to paul Albou (1976-1985) then later to writer Bernard-Henri Levy (1993-present).

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These are the list of big movies that Arielle has featured.:  

2The French Atlantic Affair1979
3Fruits of Passion1980
4Le Beau Mariage1981
6Pauline at the Beach1983
7Miami Vice1986
8Jeux d’artifices1987
9Twisted Obsession1988
10Around the world in 80 days1989
11The absence of1991
12Vila Mauresque1992
13The blue villa1994
16Day and Night1999
20X Femmes2008
21Mystery Mocky pre’ sente2009
22Valentin Valentin2013
24Fais pas ci, Fais pas ca2017
25Alien Crystal palace2018
26Ma Mere est folle2018

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