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1. Emma Watson Emma Watson Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
2. Elizabeth Debicki Elizabeth Debicki Actress, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Debicki was born in Paris to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre...
3. Eva Green Eva Green Actress, Casino Royale Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. She has a sororal twin sister. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
4. Elodie Yung Elodie Yung Actress, G.I. Joe: Retaliation Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
5. Léa Seydoux Léa Seydoux Actress, Blue Is the Warmest Color Léa Seydoux is a French actress. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress (2007) and On War (2008). She first came to attention after she received her first César Award nomination for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008) and won the Trophée Chopard, an award given to promising actors at the Cannes Film Festival...
6. Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard Actress, The Dark Knight Rises Academy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is Breton. Raised in Orléans, France, she made her acting debut as a child with a role in one of her father's plays...
7. Clémence Poésy Clémence Poésy Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Clémence Poésy was born Clémence Guichard in Paris in 1982. She took her mother's maiden name, Poésy, as her stage name. She attended an alternative school for most of her education, but spent her last year at L'École alsacienne. She trained at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique"...
8. Mélanie Laurent Mélanie Laurent Actress, Inglourious Basterds Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons. She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) ancestry...
9. Maïwenn Maïwenn Actress, Léon: The Professional
10. Morgane Polanski Morgane Polanski Actress, The Pianist
11. Vincent Cassel Vincent Cassel Actor, Black Swan Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine, the young actor, actually coming from upper classes...
12. Alexa Davalos Alexa Davalos Actress, The Chronicles of Riddick Alexa Davalos was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Jeff Dunas, a photographer, and Elyssa Davalos, an actress. Her father's family were Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Lithuania). After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los Angeles...
13. Juliette Binoche Juliette Binoche Actress, The English Patient 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...
14. Roman Polanski Roman Polanski Director, The Pianist Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
15. Sophie Marceau 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...
16. Luc Besson Luc Besson Writer, The Fifth Element Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
17. Leslie Caron Leslie Caron Actress, Gigi Actress and dancer. Gene Kelly got her to the movies for the film An American in Paris in 1951. Got a world-wide reputation for her roles in Lili (1953) and Gigi (1958).
18. Gaia Weiss Gaia Weiss Actress, The Legend of Hercules
19. Audrey Tautou Audrey Tautou Actress, Amélie Audrey Justine Tautou was born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, to Evelyne Marie Laure (Nuret), a teacher, and Bernard Tautou, a dental surgeon. Audrey showed an interest for comedy at an early age and started her acting lessons at 'Cours Florent'. In 1998 she won the best young actress award in the ninth 'Jeune Comedien de Cinema Festival' in Bezier...
20. Brigitte Bardot 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...
21. Adèle Exarchopoulos Adèle Exarchopoulos Actress, Blue Is the Warmest Color Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress with partially Greek roots (her grandfather was Greek). She was born in Paris, France. Her mother, Marina (Niquet), is a nurse, and her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitarist. At the age of 9 she started acting and watching movies. As she said on the French newspaper L'Express...
22. Bérénice Marlohe Bérénice Marlohe Actress, Skyfall French actress Bérénice Marlohe first came to international attention when she was cast as the glamorous and enigmatic Severin in the twenty-third Bond film Skyfall, alongside Daniel Craig. Prior to this she acted mainly on French television, including roles in Père et maire, R.I.S. Police scientifique and Medical Emergency.
23. André the Giant André the Giant Actor, The Princess Bride André René Roussimoff was born in a small farming community in Grenoble, France to Boris and Marian Rouismoff. His parents and four siblings were all of normal size, but André suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone. As the Giant grew up (very quickly...
24. Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Visual Effects, Snow White and the Huntsman
25. Emmanuelle Seigner Emmanuelle Seigner Actress, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . At age fourteen she became a model...
26. Guy Hamilton Guy Hamilton Director, Goldfinger Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's stock-in-trade. The son of a British diplomat, Hamilton spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service...
27. Emmanuelle Béart Emmanuelle Béart Actress, Mission: Impossible 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...
28. Julie Delpy Julie Delpy Actress, Before Sunset Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors. She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Détective at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers, Killing Zoe...
29. Stacy Martin Stacy Martin Actress, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
30. Gérard Depardieu Gérard Depardieu Actor, Life of Pi Gérard Depardieu was born in Châteauroux, Indre, France, to Anne Jeanne Josèphe (Marillier) and René Maxime Lionel Depardieu, who was a metal worker and fireman. Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou...
31. Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve Actress, Dancer in the Dark 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...
32. Michael Vartan Michael Vartan Actor, One Hour Photo Michael Vartan was born on 27th November 1968 in France, an only child. Michael's father, Eddie Vartan, was a French musician, whose ancestry was Armenian and Bulgarian on one side, and Hungarian Jewish on the other. Michael's mother, Doris Vartan (née Pucher), is a Polish Jewish immigrant to the United States...
33. Omar Sy Omar Sy Actor, The Intouchables
34. Vanessa Paradis Vanessa Paradis Actress, Girl on the Bridge Vanessa Paradis is a renowned French actress, model and singer born in 1972. She started her career as a model and singer before becoming a movie star. Her song "Joe Le Taxi" brought her success in 15 countries at the age of 14. Later, in 1990, she was awarded a 'César' (French equivalent of Oscar) for her debut movie Noce blanche...
35. Frank Darabont Frank Darabont Writer, The Shawshank Redemption Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High School...
36. Jemima West Jemima West Actress, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
37. Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith Actress, The Simpsons Movie Comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson" - the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family - has been her bread-and-butter job for over 20 years...
38. Nora Arnezeder Nora Arnezeder Actress, Safe House Nora Arnezeder was born in Paris, France, 8 May 1989, to Piera and Wolfgang Arnezeder. Her father is Austrian and Catholic and her mother is an Egyptian Jew. At the age of two, Nora left Paris with her parents, for Aix-en-Provence. When she was age 14, she moved to Bali, Indonesia, for a year and, once back in Paris, studied dancing and singing.
39. Stanley Weber Stanley Weber Actor, The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
40. Gilles Marini Gilles Marini Actor, Sex and the City Gilles Marini exploded onto the scene as "Dante", the Casanova living in the beach house next door to Kim Cattrall's "Samantha" on the Sex and the City movie, a role which has earned him international recognition. Though people went to the theatres to see Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte, they left with one thing on their mind...
41. Noémie Lenoir Noémie Lenoir Actress, Rush Hour 3
42. Jean Dujardin Jean Dujardin Actor, The Artist In 1995 he began his first one man show, the same year he met Bruno Salomone, Eric Collado, Emmanuel Joucla and Eric Massot with whom he created the "Nous C nous". In 1999, he became "Loulou" in Un gars, une fille. This part permitted him to show his talent to a larger public. Since the end of "Un gars, une fille" in 2003, he has appeared in many films.
43. Isabelle Adjani 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...
44. Virginie Ledoyen Virginie Ledoyen Actress, The Beach Virginie Ledoyen was born Virginie Fernandez on 15 November 1976 in Aubervilliers, near Paris. At the age of 2, she was already shooting advertisements for television. At 9, she started going to the École des Enfants du Spectacle, and made her film debut at 10 in What Every Frenchwoman Wants. She was then nominated for the César (the French equivalent of an Oscar) for most promising actress in 1993...
45. Julie Engelbrecht Julie Engelbrecht Actress, The Last Witch Hunter
46. Isabelle Huppert 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...
47. Ludivine Sagnier Ludivine Sagnier Actress, Swimming Pool The French actress Ludivine Sagnier was born on July 3, 1979 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in France's Yvelines département. Ludivine studied acting as a young girl and had made her movie debut at the age 10 in Les maris, les femmes, les amants. She has established her reputation as one of the brightest young stars in French and international cinema in her collaborations with French filmmaker François Ozon...
48. Mélanie Thierry Mélanie Thierry Actress, Babylon A.D.
49. Alain Delon Alain Delon Actor, Le Samouraï Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon was born in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, France, to Édith (Arnold) and Fabien Delon. His father was of French and Corsican Italian descent, and his mother was of French and German ancestry. His parents divorced early on, and Delon had a stormy childhood, being frequently expelled from school...
50. Dominique Pinon Dominique Pinon Actor, Amélie Born in Saumur, France on 4th March, 1955, Dominique Pinon made his first cinematic appearance in 1980, in La Decouverte. Since that time he has gained a somewhat cult status due to his 'rubber' features, gaining roles in French surrealist films. Pinon's most notable roles include Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie and Delicatessen...
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