She was born Valerie Chérès on 19 August 1962 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Kaprisky is her Polish mother's maiden name. She is of Greek-Ottoman and Argentine descent on her father's side.
When she was eight years old, her family moved to Cannes, where she discovered the Cannes film festival and decided to become an actress. At 17, she moved to Paris, attending high school during the day and the Cours Florent acting school at night.
She appeared in a French erotic movie (Aphrodite), then made her American debut in the "À bout de souffle" remake Breathless (1983) starring alongside Richard Gere.
She also appeared in "La femme publique" (1984) by Andrzej Żuławski, for which she was a nominee for the 1985 César Award for Best Actress.
source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valérie_Kaprisky