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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, who are lawyers. When Emma was five her parents divorced, and she then moved to Oxfordshire, England with her mother and younger brother, Alexander. Since the divorce, Emma's extended family has grown as her parents both have new partners...
2. Eva Green Eva Green Actress, Casino Royale Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 5, 1980, in Paris, France. She has a non-identical 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 who retired from acting and became a writer of children's books. Eva's mother was born in Algeria...
3. 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. Raised in Orléans, France, she made her acting debut as a child with a role in one of her father's plays...
4. Léa Seydoux Léa Seydoux Actress, Blue Is the Warmest Color Léa Seydoux was born in Paris, France in 1985, to Valérie (Schlumberger) and Henri Seydoux. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also descends from the Schlumberger family). Her parents are both of mixed French and Alsatian German descent...
5. 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 also has a younger brother, Mathieu. In 1998, she was visiting the set of Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar with a friend when she caught the attention of Gérard Depardieu...
6. 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...
7. 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.
8. Audrey Tautou Audrey Tautou Actress, Amélie Born on August 9, 1976 in Beaumont, France, 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. Then, she came to the attention of Tonie Marshall who gave her a role in her film Venus Beauty Institute for which she won a Best New Actress Cesar...
9. 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...
10. Olivier Martinez Olivier Martinez Actor, Unfaithful Olivier Martinez comes from a working-class family, raised in the Paris suburbs. He left school at an early age, holding various pick-up jobs such as salesman for jeans. Friends urged him to try acting, and at age 23 he enrolled in the International Conservatory of Paris. After several television shows...
11. Juliette Binoche Juliette Binoche Actress, The English Patient Juliette Binoche, daughter of an actress and a sculptor, was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times film critic with an international following of his books on film and TV reviews, wrote that she was "almost ethereal in her beauty and innocence"...
12. Vincent Cassel Vincent Cassel Actor, Black Swan Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading French actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel and a journalist mother. 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...
13. Guillaume Depardieu Guillaume Depardieu Actor, Pola X
14. 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.
15. Carole Bouquet Carole Bouquet Actress, For Your Eyes Only
16. 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 mothers 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"...
17. 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...
18. Sophie Marceau Sophie Marceau Actress, The World Is Not Enough Sophie Marceau (born Sophie Maupu) grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father, a truck driver. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party...
19. 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...
20. David Belle David Belle Actor, District B13 David Belle is the founder of Parkour, an actor, film choreographer, and stunt coordinator. Belle was introduced to his acting career in a meeting with Hubert Koundé ("La Haine") and then in the play Pygmalion. Belle starred in "Les gens du voyages" and "Un monde meilleur", followed by "L'Engrenages" and "Femme Fatale"...
21. Mathieu Amalric Mathieu Amalric Actor, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
22. Élodie Bouchez Élodie Bouchez Actress, The Dreamlife of Angels
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. Julie Delpy Julie Delpy Actress, Before Sunset Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to show business parents. 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, and Three Colors: White...
25. Alexa Davalos Alexa Davalos Actress, The Chronicles of Riddick After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los Angeles (with a photographer father and actress mom), Alexa Davalos headed to Manhattan. In the Big Apple, she instantly snagged lucrative assignments as a photographer's model for the likes of Peter Lindbergh...
26. 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. Her mother was 14 years younger than Brigitte's father and they married in 1933. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance...
27. 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...
28. Guillaume Canet Guillaume Canet Actor, Love Me If You Dare Heart-throb Guillaume Canet is a top actor in France. Son of horse breeders, the young man spent his childhood in the countryside near Paris. In his youth, Guillaume wanted to be a horse-rider, and briefly followed a professional career in the sport. A bad fall broke his dreams, but is at the origin of his acting career...
29. 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 at age 13 in The Twilight Girls, and continued with small parts in minor films. Her breakthrough came with the excellent musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in which she gave an unforgettable performance...
30. Gérard Depardieu Gérard Depardieu Actor, Life of Pi Young delinquent and wanderer in the past, Gérard Depardieu started his acting career at the small traveling theatre "Cafe de la Gare", along with Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou. After minor roles in cinema, at last, he got his chance in Bertrand Blier's Going Places. That film established a new type of hero in the French cinema and the actor's popularity grew enormously...
31. 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...
32. Jemima West Jemima West Actress, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
33. Omar Sy Omar Sy Actor, The Intouchables
34. Emmanuelle Béart Emmanuelle Béart Actress, Mission: Impossible Emmanuelle Béart was born August 14, 1963, in Saint-Tropez, France. She lived with her mother, brothers, and sister on a farm in Gassin, not far from Saint-Tropez in Provence (southern France) because her father, French singer and poet Guy Béart, didn't want the children to be affected by the glamour world of Paris...
35. 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...
36. 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...
37. Maïwenn Maïwenn Actress, Léon: The Professional
38. Sebastian Roché Sebastian Roché Actor, The Adventures of Tintin Sebastian was born in Paris and is of Scottish and French heritage. He is fluent in 4 languages. He is a graduate of the prestigious "Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique of Paris". He has extensive classical theater background and credits, notably in "Salome" with Al Pacino, "Titus Andronicus" and "The Green Bird" with Julie Taymor...
39. Lizzie Brocheré Lizzie Brocheré Actress, The Wedding Song
40. Marine Vacth Marine Vacth Actress, Young & Beautiful
41. Elodie Yung Elodie Yung Actress, G.I. Joe: Retaliation Elodie Yung was born in France on February 22, 1986. 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.
42. Gaspard Ulliel Gaspard Ulliel Actor, Hannibal Rising Gaspard Ulliel's dream has always been to direct a movie, and after completing his studies at the lycée (French high school), he majored in cinema at the University of Saint-Denis. However, fate had other plans, and he is currently pursuing an acting career. It began when Ulliel was 12 years old when he appeared in the TV film Une femme en blanc...
43. 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...
44. Romain Duris Romain Duris Actor, L'Auberge Espagnole Appealing actor Romain Duris is the exact example of those who arrived in the movie industry by chance, and to stardom without really desiring it. Discovered by a casting director while he was waiting in front of a high school in Paris, he was offered a role. Between popular successes such as "Good old daze"...
45. Irène Jacob Irène Jacob Actress, Three Colors: Red This beautiful, dark-haired Swiss actress made a hit with a supporting role in her first film, as the piano teacher in Louis Malle's "Au revoir, les enfants" (1987). Educated in London and Geneva, and a Paris resident since the age of 18, Jacob became a promising starlet with her Malle success and followed...
46. 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...
47. Jean-Pierre Jeunet Jean-Pierre Jeunet Director, Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet is a self-taught director who was very quickly interested by cinema, with a predilection for a fantastic cinema where form is as important as the subject. Thus he started directing TV commercials and video clips (such as Julien Clerc in 1984). At the same time he met designer/drawer Marc Caro with whom he made two short animation movies: L'évasion and Le manège...
48. Leslie Caron Leslie Caron Actress, Gigi French ballet dancer Leslie Caron was discovered by the legendary MGM star Gene Kelly during his search for a co-star in one of the finest musicals ever filmed, the Oscar-winning An American in Paris, which was inspired by and based on the music of George Gershwin. Leslie's gamine looks and pixie-like appeal would be ideal for Cinderella-type rags-to-riches stories...
49. Julia Dietze Julia Dietze Actress, Iron Sky
50. Mathieu Kassovitz Mathieu Kassovitz Actor, Amélie
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