Best French Actress in a Leading Role 1970-1979

Les 7 meilleures interprétations d'actrices françaises ou étrangères, par années (1970-1979), ayant joué dans des films majoritairement français.
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1.
“ 1970 Le Boucher de Claude Chabrol ” - guillaume836076
 
2.
Brigitte Bardot
Actress, Contempt
Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was trying a modeling career...
“ 1970 L'ours et la poupée de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
3.
“ 1970 La Maison des Bories de Jacques Doniol-Valcroze ” - guillaume836076
 
4.
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...
“ 1970 Le Passager de la pluie de René Clément ” - guillaume836076
 
5.
“ 1970 Elise ou la vraie vie de Michel Drach
Best French Actress 1970 ” - guillaume836076
 
6.
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...
“ 1970 Les Choses de la vie de Claude Sautet ” - guillaume836076
 
7.
Marina Vlady
She had the makings of a blonde bombshell and could have ended up in film history annals as merely a second-rate Brigitte Bardot, but sex symbol Marina Vlady proved she was capable of much more. In her prime she was nominated for a Golden Globe and won a "Best Actress" award at the 1963 Cannes Film...
“ 1970 Sirocco d'hiver de Miklos Jancso ” - guillaume836076
 
8.
“ 1971 Juste avant la nuit de Claude Chabrol ” - guillaume836076
 
9.
“ 1971 Raphaël ou le débauché de Michel Deville ” - guillaume836076
 
10.
Annie Girardot
Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
“ 1971 Mourir d'aimer d'André Cayatte
Best French Actress 1971 ” - guillaume836076
 
11.
Anna Karina
Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless, but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "Nouvelle vague" movies directed by him, Jacques Rivette or Agnès Varda...
“ 1971 Rendez-vous à Bray d'André Delvaux ” - guillaume836076
 
12.
“ 1971 Le Souffle au cœur de Louis Malle ” - guillaume836076
 
13.
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...
“ 1971 Max et les ferrailleurs de Claude Sautet ” - guillaume836076
 
14.
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...
“ 1971 Le Chat de Pierre Granier-Deferre ” - guillaume836076
 
15.
“ 1972 Le Droit d'aimer d'Eric Le Hung ” - guillaume836076
 
16.
Annie Girardot
Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
“ 1972 La Vieille fille de Jean-Pierre Blanc ” - guillaume836076
 
17.
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...
“ 1972 Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble de Maurice Pialat ” - guillaume836076
 
18.
“ 1972 Rak de Charles Belmont ” - guillaume836076
 
19.
Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont was born at the Protestant Health Home of Nîmes in Gard, the only child of a pharmacist and a housewife from the Cévennes. Her mother always wanted a boy to name Bernard and, once she gave birth to a girl, she enjoyed to hold this against all the catholics she knew as the proof that their God either was blind or didn't exist...
“ 1972 Une belle fille comme moi de François Truffaut ” - 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...
“ 1972 César et Rosalie de Claude Sautet
Best French Actress 1972 ” - guillaume836076
 
21.
“ 1972 Eglantine de Jean-Claude Brialy ” - guillaume836076
 
22.
“ 1973 Les Noces rouges de Claude Chabrol ” - guillaume836076
 
23.
Jacqueline Bisset
Actress, Bullitt
Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski...
“ 1973 La Nuit américaine de François Truffaut ” - guillaume836076
 
24.
“ 1973 Projection privée de François Leterrier
Best French Actress 1973 ” - guillaume836076
 
25.
Annie Girardot
Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
“ 1973 Il n'y a pas de fumée sans feu d'André Cayatte ” - guillaume836076
 
26.
Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont was born at the Protestant Health Home of Nîmes in Gard, the only child of a pharmacist and a housewife from the Cévennes. Her mother always wanted a boy to name Bernard and, once she gave birth to a girl, she enjoyed to hold this against all the catholics she knew as the proof that their God either was blind or didn't exist...
“ 1973 La Maman et la putain de Jean Eustache ” - guillaume836076
 
27.
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...
“ 1973 Le Train de Pierre Granier-Deferre ” - guillaume836076
 
28.
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...
“ 1973 Rude journée pour la reine de René Allio ” - guillaume836076
 
29.
“ 1974 Céline et Julie vont en bateau de Jacques Rivette ” - guillaume836076
 
30.
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...
“ 1974 Le Secret de Robert Enrico ” - guillaume836076
 
31.
Marthe Keller
Actress, Marathon Man
Marthe Keller was born on January 28, 1945 in Basel, Switzerland. She studied ballet as a child but stopped after a skiing accident at age 16. She changed to acting, and worked in Berlin at the Schiller Theatre and the Berliner Ensemble. Keller's earliest film appearances were in Funeral in Berlin (uncredited) and the German film Wild Rider Ltd....
“ 1974 Toute une vie de Claude Lelouch ” - guillaume836076
 
32.
“ 1974 Céline et Julie vont en bateau de Jacques Rivette ” - guillaume836076
 
33.
“ 1974 La Femme de Jean de Yannick Bellon ” - guillaume836076
 
34.
“ 1974 Les Violons du bal de Michel Drach
Best French Actress 1974 ” - guillaume836076
 
35.
“ 1974 Femmes, femmes de Paul Vecchiali ” - 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...
“ 1975 L'histoire d'Adèle H. de François Truffaut ” - guillaume836076
 
37.
“ 1975 Cousin, cousine de Jean-Charles Tacchella ” - guillaume836076
 
38.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager 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...
“ 1975 Le Sauvage de Jean-Paul Rappeneau ” - guillaume836076
 
39.
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...
“ 1975 Souvenirs d'en France d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
40.
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...
“ 1975 La Chair de l'orchidée de Patrice Chéreau ” - guillaume836076
 
41.
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...
“ 1975 L'Important c'est d'aimer d'Andrzej Zulawski
Best French Actress 1975 ” - guillaume836076
 
42.
Delphine Seyrig
Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of Rousseau's theories...
“ 1975 India song de Marguerite Duras ” - guillaume836076
 
43.
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...
“ 1976 Barocco d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
44.
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve was born October 1943 in Paris, France. Her parents were actors. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager 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...
“ 1976 Si c'était à refaire de Claude Lelouch ” - guillaume836076
 
45.
Annie Girardot
Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
“ 1976 Docteur Françoise Gailland de Jean-Louis Bertucelli
Best French Actress 1976 ” - guillaume836076
 
46.
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...
“ 1976 Le Bon et les méchants de Claude Lelouch ” - guillaume836076
 
47.
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...
“ 1976 F... comme Fairbanks de Maurice Dugowson ” - guillaume836076
 
48.
“ 1976 Mado de Claude Sautet ” - guillaume836076
 
49.
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...
“ 1976 Une femme à sa fenêtre de Pierre Granier-Deferre ” - guillaume836076
 
50.
Brigitte Fossey
This lovely, docile, sensitive-appearing blonde French leading lady started impressively in films at age 6, making a most notable debut in René Clément's Forbidden Games. She abandoned acting a few years later for schooling and a normal upbringing. After a brief career as an interpreter and translator...
“ 1977 Les Enfants du placard de Benoît Jacquot ” - guillaume836076
 
51.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Elle
Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 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...
“ 1977 La Dentellière de Claude Goretta ” - guillaume836076
 
52.
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...
“ 1977 Dites-lui que je l'aime de Claude Miller ” - guillaume836076
 
53.
“ 1977 Le Passé simple de Michel Drach ” - guillaume836076
 
54.
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...
“ 1977 Un taxi mauve d'Yves Boisset ” - guillaume836076
 
55.
Delphine Seyrig
Delphine was born in Beirut on the 10th April 1932 into an intellectual Protestant family. Her Alsatian father, Henri Seyrig, was the director of the Archaeological Institute and later France's cultural attaché in New York during World War Two. Her Swiss mother, Hermine De Saussure, was an adept of Rousseau's theories...
“ 1977 Repérages de Michel Soutter ” - guillaume836076
 
56.
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...
“ 1977 La Vie devant soi de Moshé Mizrahi
Best French Actress 1977 ” - guillaume836076
 
57.
Anouk Aimée
Actress,
She is the daughter of the actress Geneviève Sorya. In 1948 she played the part of Juliette in Les amants de Vérone. In the following years (fifties and beginning sixties) she made various films (e.g. Modigliani of Montparnasse and La Dolce Vita) but had only with Lola of Jacques Demy and A Man and a Woman of Claude Lelouch major success...
“ 1978 Mon premier amour d'Elie Chouraqui ” - guillaume836076
 
58.
“ 1978 L'état sauvage de Francis Girod ” - guillaume836076
 
59.
Annie Girardot
Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner, a BAFTA nominee, and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the 1965 Venice Film Festival for Three Rooms in Manhattan...
“ 1978 La Clé sur la porte d'Yves Boisset ” - guillaume836076
 
60.
Isabelle Huppert
Actress, Elle
Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 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...
“ 1978 Violette Nozière de Claude Chabrol ” - guillaume836076
 
61.
Carole Laure
Actress, Sweet Movie
Before she became an actress Carole Laure was a teacher. She was born on August 5, 1950 in Montreal (Québec) Canada. The profession she has chosen did not give her any satisfaction. She met some young Canadian film makers, that resulted in her first appearance as an actress, age twenty, in Mon enfance à Montréal...
“ 1978 Préparez vos mouchoirs de Bertrand Blier ” - guillaume836076
 
62.
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...
“ 1978 Une histoire simple de Claude Sautet
Best French Actress 1978 ” - guillaume836076
 
63.
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...
“ 1978 Judith Therpauve de Patrice Chéreau ” - guillaume836076
 
64.
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...
“ 1979 Les Sœurs Brontë d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
65.
Nastassja Kinski
Actress, Cat People
Nastassja Kinski was born Nastassja Aglaia Nakszynski on January 24, 1961 in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of German actor Klaus Kinski. In 1976, she met director Roman Polanski, who urged her to study method acting with Lee Strasberg in the United States. Kinski starred in the Italian romantic drama Stay as You Are with Marcello Mastroianni...
“ 1979 Tess de Roman Polanski ” - guillaume836076
 
66.
“ 1979 La Femme qui pleure de Jacques Doillon ” - guillaume836076
 
67.
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...
“ 1979 La Dérobade de Daniel Duval
Best French Actress 1979 ” - guillaume836076
 
68.
Marie-France Pisier
Marie-France first came to the fore as an actress of the Nouvelle Vague movement in the 1960's. She had spent her early childhood in French Indochina, where her father was employed as colonial governor, but the family moved to Paris when she was twelve. Just five years later, she was spotted by a casting director...
“ 1979 Les Sœurs Brontë d'André Téchiné ” - guillaume836076
 
69.
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...
“ 1979 Clair de femme de Costa-Gavras ” - guillaume836076
 
70.
“ 1979 Corps à cœur de Paul Vecchiali ” - guillaume836076