Best French Actress in a Leading Role 1980-1989

Les 7 meilleures interprétations d'actrices françaises ou étrangères, par années (1980-1989), ayant joué dans des films majoritairement français.
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1.
“ 1980 Une semaine de vacances de Bertrand Tavernier ” - guillaume836076
 
2.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 1980 Le Dernier métro de François Truffaut
Best French Actress 1980 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1980 Mon oncle d'Amérique d'Alain Resnais ” - guillaume836076
 
4.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 1980 Loulou de Maurice Pialat ” - guillaume836076
 
5.
Miou-Miou
Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain Bouteille...
“ 1980 La Femme flic d'Yves Boisset ” - guillaume836076
 
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Dominique Sanda
Dominique Sanda was born in 1948, in Paris, France. When she was 16, she left her upper-class family and married, but divorced two years later. She found a temporary job as a Vogue model, when Robert Bresson gave her the starring part in his absorbing drama A Gentle Woman; she was quite impressive...
“ 1980 Le Voyage en douce de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
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Romy Schneider
Actress, Sissi
Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi. Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation in Christine...
“ 1980 La Mort en direct de Bertrand Tavernier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1981 Possession d'Andrzej Zulawski
Best French Actress 1981 ” - guillaume836076
 
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Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her...
“ 1981 La Femme d'à côté de François Truffaut ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1981 La Provinciale de Claude Goretta ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1981 La Fille prodigue de Jacques Doillon ” - guillaume836076
 
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Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 1981 Hôtel des Amériques d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
13.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 1981 Coup de torchon de Bertrand Tavernier ” - guillaume836076
 
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Marlène Jobert
Jobert was born in 1940 in Algeria. She studied drama and fine art in Paris, made her acting debut on the stage in 1963 and secured her first film role in Louis Malle's The Thief of Paris in 1966. Her big break came with her casting as "Elisabeth" in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin, in which she performed alongside Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Pierre Léaud...
“ 1981 L'amour nu de Yannick Bellon ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1982 Le Père Noël est une ordure de Jean-Marie Poiré ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1982 La Balance de Bob Swaim
Best French Actress 1982 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1982 La Cote d'amour de Charlotte Dubreuil ” - guillaume836076
 
18.
Miou-Miou
Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain Bouteille...
“ 1982 Josépha de Christopher Frank ” - guillaume836076
 
19.
Dominique Sanda
Dominique Sanda was born in 1948, in Paris, France. When she was 16, she left her upper-class family and married, but divorced two years later. She found a temporary job as a Vogue model, when Robert Bresson gave her the starring part in his absorbing drama A Gentle Woman; she was quite impressive...
“ 1982 Une chambre en ville de Jacques Demy ” - guillaume836076
 
20.
Romy Schneider
Actress, Sissi
Romy Schneider was born on 23 September 1938 in Vienna, Austria into a family of actors. Making her film debut at the age of 15, her breakthrough came two years later in the very popular trilogy Sissi. Her mother, supervising her daughter's career, immediately approved Romy's participation in Christine...
“ 1982 La Passante du Sans-souci de Jacques Rouffio ” - guillaume836076
 
21.
Simone Signoret
Actress, Diabolique
The face of Simone Signoret on the Paris Metro movie posters in March 1982 looked even older than her 61 years. She was still a box office draw, but the film, L'étoile du Nord, would be her last theatrical release. She played the landlady. Signoret had a long film apprenticeship during World War II, mostly as an extra and occasionally getting to speak a single line...
“ 1982 L'étoile du Nord de Pierre Granier-Deferre ” - guillaume836076
 
22.
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1983 L'été meurtrier de Jean Becker
Best French Actress 1983 ” - guillaume836076
 
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Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her...
“ 1983 Vivement dimanche! de François Truffaut ” - guillaume836076
 
24.
“ 1983 J'ai épousé une ombre de Robin Davis ” - guillaume836076
 
25.
Danielle Darrieux
Actress, Persepolis
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Paris. She was only 14 when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal: she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. She had her first romantic lead in La crise est finie and scored an international...
“ 1983 En haut des marches de Paul Vecchiali ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1983 Les Mots pour le dire de José Pinheiro ” - guillaume836076
 
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Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 1983 Coup de foudre de Diane Kurys ” - guillaume836076
 
28.
Miou-Miou
Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain Bouteille...
“ 1983 Coup de foudre de Diane Kurys ” - guillaume836076
 
29.
“ 1984 L'amour à mort d'Alain Resnais
Best French Actress 1984 ” - guillaume836076
 
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“ 1984 Notre histoire de Bertrand Blier ” - guillaume836076
 
31.
“ 1984 La Pirate de Jacques Doillon ” - guillaume836076
 
32.
Geraldine Chaplin
Actress, Chaplin
Geraldine Leigh Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, to Oona Chaplin (née O'Neill) and legendary entertainer Charles Chaplin (A.K.A. Charlie Chaplin). She is a granddaughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill and a great-granddaughter of stage actor James O'Neill. She attended the Royal Ballet Academy in London...
“ 1984 L'amour par terre de Jacques Rivette ” - guillaume836076
 
33.
“ 1984 La Femme publique d'Andrzej Zulawski ” - guillaume836076
 
34.
“ 1984 Carmen de Francesco Rosi ” - guillaume836076
 
35.
“ 1984 Les Nuits de la pleine Lune d'Eric Rohmer ” - guillaume836076
 
36.
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1985 Subway de Luc Besson ” - guillaume836076
 
37.
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ 1985 Rendez-vous d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
38.
“ 1985 Sans toit ni loi d'Agnès Varda
Best French Actress 1985 ” - guillaume836076
 
39.
“ 1985 Péril en la demeure de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
40.
“ 1985 Harem d'Arthur Joffé ” - guillaume836076
 
41.
Sophie Marceau
Actress, Braveheart
Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party...
“ 1985 Police de Maurice Pialat ” - guillaume836076
 
42.
Charlotte Rampling
Actress, Swimming Pool
Tessa Charlotte Rampling was born 5 February 1946 in Sturmer, England, to Isabel Anne (Gurteen), a painter, and Godfrey Lionel Rampling, an Olympic gold medalist, army officer, and colonel, who became a NATO commander. She was educated at Jeanne d'Arc Académie pour Jeunes Filles in Versailles, France and at the exclusive St...
“ 1985 On ne meurt que deux fois de Jacques Deray ” - guillaume836076
 
43.
“ 1986 Mélo d'Alain Resnais
Best French Actress 1986 ” - guillaume836076
 
44.
Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officer and his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at a convent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 and felt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never left her...
“ 1986 Le Paltoquet de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
45.
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
“ 1986 Mauvais sang de Léos Carax ” - guillaume836076
 
46.
“ 1986 La Femme de ma vie de Régis Wargnier ” - guillaume836076
 
47.
Béatrice Dalle
Actress, Betty Blue
Rebellious. Passionate. Gifted. Beautiful. Béatrice Dalle could be a mix of some artist from many centuries ago and a rock star. Discovered in Betty Blue, Dalle has become a sex symbol and a respected performer. Known for her problems with justice, her relationships with rapper Joey Starr and her explicit talking...
“ 1986 37°2, le matin de Jean-Jacques Beineix ” - guillaume836076
 
48.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 1986 Le Lieu du crime d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
49.
Miou-Miou
Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain Bouteille...
“ 1986 Tenue de soirée de Bertrand Blier ” - guillaume836076
 
50.
“ 1987 Le Grand chemin de Jean-Loup Hubert
Best French Actress 1987 ” - guillaume836076
 
51.
“ 1987 Sous le Soleil de Satan de Maurice Pialat

1987 Les Innocents d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
52.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 1987 Agent trouble de Jean-Pierre Mocky ” - guillaume836076
 
53.
“ 1987 Maladie d'amour de Jacques Deray ” - guillaume836076
 
54.
“ 1987 L'été en pente douce de Gérard Krawczyk ” - guillaume836076
 
55.
Jeanne Moreau
Actress, Jules and Jim
When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows immediately followed by The Lovers, he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie Française in her 20s...
“ 1987 Le Miraculé de Jean-Pierre Mocky ” - guillaume836076
 
56.
Isabelle Adjani
Actress, Queen Margot
Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school recitation contest...
“ 1988 Camille Claudel de Bruno Nuytten
Best French Actress 1988 ” - guillaume836076
 
57.
“ 1988 Kung-Fu Master! d'Agnès Varda ” - guillaume836076
 
58.
“ 1988 Quelques jours avec moi de Claude Sautet ” - guillaume836076
 
59.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was thirteen and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg...
“ 1988 Drôle d'endroit pour une rencontre de François Dupeyron ” - guillaume836076
 
60.
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actress, Melancholia
Charlotte Gainsbourg was born in London, England in 1971. She is an Anglo-French actress and singer. The daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, she was raised in Paris. Gainsbourg made her motion picture debut in 1984. In 1986, Gainsbourg won a César Award for "Most Promising Actress"...
“ 1988 La Petite voleuse de Claude Miller ” - guillaume836076
 
61.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Amour
Isabelle Huppert was born in 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
“ 1988 Une affaire de femmes de Claude Chabrol ” - guillaume836076
 
62.
Miou-Miou
Miou-Miou was born Sylvette Herry on February 22, 1950, in Paris, France. Her father was a gendarme, her mother was a sales-woman. Young Miou-Miou was selling strawberries helping out at her mother's fruit and vegetable stand at a street market. There she was spotted by actor-director Romain Bouteille...
“ 1988 La Lectrice de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
63.
“ 1989 La Vie et rien d'autre de Bertrand Tavernier ” - guillaume836076
 
64.
“ 1989 Trop belle pour toi de Bertrand Blier ” - guillaume836076
 
65.
Emmanuelle Béart
Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Gassin, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France), because her father, singer and poet Guy Béart, did not want his children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris...
“ 1989 Les Enfants du désordre de Yannick Bellon ” - guillaume836076
 
66.
“ 1989 Monsieur Hire de Patrice Leconte ” - guillaume836076
 
67.
“ 1988 Trop belle pour toi de Bertrand Blier
Best French Actress 1989 ” - guillaume836076
 
68.
Sophie Marceau
Actress, Braveheart
Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party...
“ 1989 Mes nuits sont plus belles que vos jours d'Andrzej Zulawski ” - guillaume836076
 
69.
“ 1989 Romuald et Juliette de Coline Serreau ” - guillaume836076