Fandom

Inglourious Basterds Wiki

Ada Mimieux

256pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share
Ada Mimieux
Shosanna mentions Ada and Jean-Pierre Mimieux
Shosanna mentions her "aunt" Ada.
Vital statistics
Name Ada Mimieux
Gender Female
Allegiance France
Title/Rank None
Nationality French
Fate Deceased
Portrayed by Maggie Cheung
“Aunt Ada passed away from fever last spring.”
―Shosanna tells Landa about her "aunt"

Ada Mimieux is a cut character from Inglourious Basterds. In the story, she was the former owner of the Le Gamaar Cinema and the fake aunt of Shosanna Dreyfus.

BiographyEdit

Ada Mimieux was born from a family of Chinese immigrants.

StoryEdit

Chapter Three - Chapter Three - GERMAN NIGHT IN PARISEdit

She already passed away by this time.

PersonalityEdit

Ada constantly held a guarded, almost abrasive air. Upon finding Shosanna hiding in her theater, she threatened to turn her over to the Nazis unless she could immediately prove herself useful. Tough and no-nonsense, Ada could slap the cigarette out of your mouth with one hand and welcome you with the other. Despite this, Ada was a caring, giving woman. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, it was important for her to keep a low profile during the war and occupation lest she risked being denaturalized. In the spring of 1943, Ada passed from fever, leaving behind the cinema and her surname to Shosanna.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • In the original script, she is described as being extremely irritated by Shosanna's smoking habit, as it could accidentally set fire to the cinema.

Behind the scenesEdit

She was played by Maggie Cheung.

Isabelle Huppert was originally supposed to have played the character of Madame Ada Mimieux, but apparently her excessive "diva" behavior irritated Tarantino, who preferred to replace it with Maggie Cheung. Unfortunately, all the scenes with Madame Mimieux were eventually cut from the film.

ReferencesEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.