Emma de Caunes (born 9 September 1976) is a French film actress. She is best known for playing the role of Sabine in Mr. Bean’s Holiday.
De Caunes was born in Paris, the daughter of actor/director Antoine de Caunes and director/graphic designer Gaëlle Royer. She was married to singer Sinclair (real name Mathieu Blanc-Francard) who is the father of her daughter Nina (born in Paris, October 2002). She married comic book artist Jamie Hewlett in September 2011.
De Caunes’s career began at the age of ten courtesy of a role granted by Michèle Reiser, her godmother. The character she played had a boy friend named “Arvin” . She obtained her Baccalaureate in film in 1995.
De Caunes appeared in various advertisements before landing her first major film role in Sylvie Verheyde’s Un Frère. After her performance in the 1997 film, de Caunes won Most Promising Actress at the 1998 César awards and Best Actress at the 1997 Paris Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Actress in the Acteurs à l’Écran awards. She won the 2002 Prix Romy Schneider, an award given annually to a promising young actress.