Actresses by Nationality - Frenchby shell_eleven | created - 09 Apr 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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 (2012), alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the ...
Actress | Belle de jour
Geneviève Page was born on December 13, 1927 in Paris, France as Genevieve Bronjean. She is an actress, known for Belle de Jour (1967), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) and Song Without End (1960). She has been married to Jean-Claude Bujard since 1959. They have two children.
Actress | The Tales of Hoffmann
Ludmilla Tcherina, a grande dame of the international dance world, was born October 10, 1924, into Russian aristocracy as the daughter of Prince Avenir Tchemerzine (he was a general) and Stephane Finette, a Frenchwoman. She began dancing at the age of three, and by the time she was seven she was ...
5. Cécile Aubry
Actress | Manon
Cécile Aubry was born on August 3, 1928 in Paris, France as Anne-José Madeleine Henriette Bénard. She was a writer and actress, known for Manon (1949), Belle et Sébastien (1965) and Le jeune Fabre (1973). She was married to Si Brahim El Glaoui. She died on July 19, 2010 in Dourdan, Essonne, ...
Actress | La maison dans la dune
Ginette Leclerc was born on February 9, 1912 in Paris, France as Geneviève Lucie Menut. She was an actress, known for La maison dans la dune (1952), The Baker's Wife (1938) and Feu Mathias Pascal (1937). She was married to Lucien Leclerc. She died on January 2, 1992 in Paris.
Actress | 8 femmes
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. ...
Actress | Les enfants du paradis
Before Arlette-Leonie Bathiat went to the movies she was a secretary and had posed several times as a model for different painters and photographers. In 1920 she debuted on stage at a theatre. She only began to work in movies after 1930. After World War II she was condemned to prison for having ...
Actress | Le gendarme de Saint-Tropez
Geneviève Grad was born on July 5, 1944 in Paris, France as Geneviève Gabrielle Grad. She is an actress, known for The Troops of St. Tropez (1964), Conquest of Mycene (1963) and Le gendarme se marie (1968). She has been married to Jean René André Yvon Guillaume since March 19, 1993.
10. Danielle Godet
Actress | The Elusive Pimpernel
Beautiful and distinguished, exceptionally gifted (she could play the piano, dance, practice skiing and underwater fishing, and of course... act!), Danielle Godet had everything for a great career. Everything but luck, since for want of opportunities, she failed to live up to her (numerous) ...
11. Suzy Delair
Actress | L'assassin habite... au 21
Prototype of the sexy cheeky French lady, Suzy Delair was discovered by Henri-Georges Clouzot, who became her companion and gave her two memorable roles : Mila Malou, inspector Wens' unbearable girlfriend in two films, Le dernier des six (1941), which he wrote, and The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (...
Actress | À double tour
Madeleine Robinson was born on November 5, 1917 in Paris, France as Madeleine Yvonne Svoboda. She was an actress, known for Leda (1959), Les frères Bouquinquant (1948) and Une si jolie petite plage (1949). She was married to Guillaume Amestoy and Robert Dalban. She died on August 1, 2004 in ...
14. Macha Méril
Actress | Profondo rosso
Macha Méril was born on September 3, 1940 in Rabat, French Protectorate in Morocco as Marie-Madeleine Gagarine. She is an actress and producer, known for Deep Red (1975), Vagabond (1985) and Belle de Jour (1967). She has been married to Michel Legrand since September 18, 2014. She was previously ...
Actress | It Happened One Night
One of the brightest film stars to grace the screen was born Emilie Claudette Chauchoin on September 13, 1903, in Saint Mandé, France where her father owned a bakery at 57, rue de la République (now Avenue Général de Gaulle). The family moved to the United States when she was three. As Claudette ...
18. Anne Vernon
Actress | Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Gallic Actress Anne Vernon, who was born Edith Antoinette Alexandrine Vignaud in Saint-Denis, France, on January 24, 1925, is not well known outside of Europe. Following graduation from the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts, she found work as a model and apprenticed with an advertising designer. ...
19. Mireille Perrey
Actress | Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Mireille Perrey was born on February 3, 1904 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Camille Mireille Perret. She was an actress, known for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Pas sur la bouche (1931) and Jim la houlette (1935). She died on May 8, 1991 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Actress | 13 Rue Madeleine
At age 16, Annabella was chosen by Abel Gance to appear in Napoleon (1927). In the 30s, she became a star of French movies. She made movies in numerous other countries, before being called to Hollywood in 1938, where she met and married Tyrone Power. She remained in the USA until 1947. Then she ...
Actress | The Pink Panther
With classic patrician features and an independent, non-conformist personality, Capucine began her film debut in 1949 at the age of 21 with an appearance in the film Rendez-vous de juillet (1949). She attended school in France and received a BA degree in foreign languages. Married for six months in...
Françoise Christophe was born on February 3, 1923 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Françoise Marie Christophe. She was an actress, known for The Three Musketeers: Part I - The Queen's Diamonds (1961), The Possessors (1958) and Les Thibault (1972). She died on January 8, 2012 in Paris, France.
24. Micheline Presle
Actress | If a Man Answers
Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Jeunes filles en détresse (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to ...
26. Simone Renant
Actress | Sans famille
Simone Renant was born on March 19, 1911 in Amiens, Somme, France as Georgette Simone Alexine Buigny. She was an actress, known for The Adventures of Remi (1958), Quai des Orfèvres (1947) and That Man from Rio (1964). She was married to Alexandre Mnouchkine, Christian-Jaque, Charles Gombault...
27. Michèle Mercier
Actress | Angélique, marquise des anges
For Michèle Mercier, the role of Angélique, "the Marquise of the Angels", was both a blessing and a curse. It catapulted her to almost instant stardom, rivalling Brigitte Bardot in her celebrity and popularity, but ruined her acting career. The character of Angélique made to forget the other ...
28. Madeleine Lebeau
Actress | Casablanca
Madeleine Lebeau was born on June 10, 1923 in Antony, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau. She was an actress, known for Casablanca (1942), 8½ (1963) and Gentleman Jim (1942). She was married to Tullio Pinelli and Marcel Dalio. She died on May 1, 2016 in ...
29. Edwige Fenech
Actress | Hostel: Part II
Edwige Fenech was born (as Edwige Sfenek) on December 24, 1948, in Bone, Constantine, France, to a Maltese father and an Italian mother. She began her show-business career as a participant in beauty contests (she won the title of "Miss Mannequin de la Cote d'Azur" at age 16 and even won a Miss ...
30. Dany Robin
Actress | Don't Lose Your Head
This pert, delicate-looking French dish with the piled-high blonde hairdo was a one-time threat to the sexy, kittenish pedestal 'Brigitte Bardot' stood on during the 1950s. Born on April 4, 1927, the lithe and luscious Dany Robin trained as a ballerina as a child and eventually made her way to the ...
31. Martine Carol
Actress | Lucrèce Borgia
France's major sex siren of the early 50s, this lesser-remembered post-war French pastry pre-dated bombshell Brigitte Bardot by a few years but her brief reign did not compare and has not lived up to the Bardot era. The cult mystique is not there even after dying mysteriously and relatively young. ...
Actress | 8 femmes
Danielle Darrieux was born in 1917 in Bordeaux, France, to Marie-Louise (Witkowski) and Germain Jean Darrieux, a physician. She was raised in Paris. She was only fourteen when she auditioned for a secondary role in Le bal (1931): she got the part, and the producer offered her a five-year contract. ...
34. Corinne Luchaire
Actress | Prison Without Bars
Corinne Luchaire was born on February 11, 1921 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Rosita Christiane Yvette Luchaire. She was an actress, known for Prison Without Bars (1938), Le dernier tournant (1939) and Abbandono (1940). She was married to Guy de Voisins-Lavernière. She died on January 22, 1950 ...
36. Mylène Demongeot
Actress | Les sorcières de Salem
Mylène Demongeot, one of the blond sex symbols of French cinema during the 1950s and 1960s, managed to overcome typecasting and survived a long hiatus before a stellar comeback in her 70s. She appeared in more than 70 films, including such classics as the Fantomas trilogy.
She was born Marie-Helene ...
37. Marie Dubois
Actress | Jules et Jim
Marie Dubois was born on January 12, 1937 in Paris, France as Claudine Lucie Pauline Huzé. She is known for her work on Jules and Jim (1962), La menace (1977) and Shoot the Piano Player (1960). She was married to Serge Rousseau. She died on October 15, 2014 in Lescar, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.
38. Yvonne Furneaux
Actress | Repulsion
Eclectic is the qualificative that best defines the career of Yvonne Furneaux. Born in Roubaix (a big industrial town in the North of France) in 1928, the little girl was immediately placed under the sign of bilingualism, her father being English and her mother French. As a result, once this ...
39. Isabelle Corey
Actress | Souvenir d'Italie
Born in 1939, Isabel Corey started modeling in Paris in her teens for such magazines as Jardin des Modes, Elle and Madame Figaro, until she was discovered in the Latin Quarter were she lived with her parents by Jean Pierre Melville and offered the lead in his classic film noir, Bob le Flambeur. ...
41. Simone Simon
Actress | Cat People
Diminutive, fiery-tempered Simone Simon was born in France, but spent much of her early childhood in Madagascar, where her father managed a graphite mine. Her schooling was somewhat unsettled, her family moving from city to city (Berlin, Budapest, Turin) before finally establishing themselves in ...
42. Suzy Prim
Actress | Mayerling
Suzy Prim was born on October 11, 1896 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France as Suzanne Mariette Arduini. She was an actress and producer, known for Mayerling (1936), Les anges noirs (1937) and Le cabaret du grand large (1946). She died on July 7, 1991 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, ...
43. Arlette Marchal
Actress | Aux jardins de Murcie
Brunette, exotic Lucienne Marie Marchal overcame her affliction with shyness by enrolling in, and ultimately winning, a beauty contest. One of the judges was the director Léonce Perret, who promptly helped her get her first role in motion pictures. After that, her face was sufficient to keep her in...
44. Lili Damita
Actress | Fighting Caravans
Lili was a French Actress who is remembered more for who she married than the movies she appeared in. When the sound revolution came into Hollywood, the studio's scrambled to find actors who could speak lines and record well. It was at this time that Lili burst on the scene. While her accent would ...
45. Marie-José Nat
Actress | Le passé simple
Marie-José Nat was born on April 22, 1940 in Bonifacio, Corse, France as Marie-Jose Benhalassa. She is an actress, known for Replay (1977), Les violons du bal (1974) and Éducation sentimentale (1962). She has been married to Serge Rezvani since September 30, 2005. She was previously married ...
47. Michèle Girardon
Actress | Hatari!
This stunning, fragile starlet was born Henriette Michèle Leone Girardon in Lyon in August 1938. Having completed her acting studies at the local conservatoire she won a competition as "the most photogenic girl in France" by the age of twenty. Photo shoots followed and a minor career as a model ...
48. Dany Saval
Actress | Moon Pilot
Dany Saval was born on January 5, 1942 in Paris, France as Danielle Nadine Suzanne Savalle. She is an actress, known for Moon Pilot (1962), Tales of Paris (1962) and Spotlight on a Murderer (1961). She has been married to Michel Drucker since 1972. She was previously married to Maurice Jarre and ...
49. Barbara Laage
Actress | La p... respectueuse
Barbara Laage was born on July 30, 1920 in Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Haute Savoie, France as Claire Colombat. She was an actress, known for La p... respectueuse (1952), Act of Love (1953) and Ce soir on tue (1959). She died on May 21, 1988 in Deauville, France.
50. Danièle Gaubert
Actress | Camille 2000
Born on August 9, 1943 in Nuars, Nièvre, France, Danièle Louise Régina Gaubert had a brief career as a teen model before being discovered by director Claude Autant-Lara, who chose her for the lead in his film Les régates de San Francisco (1960). She then starred as a rebellious teenager in a...
51. Françoise Fabian
Actress | Ma nuit chez Maud
Françoise Fabian was born on May 10, 1933 in Algiers, Alger, France as Michele Cortes De Leon y Fabianera. She is an actress, known for My Night at Maud's (1969), Happy New Year (1973) and Belle de Jour (1967). She was previously married to Marcel Bozzuffi and Jacques Becker.
52. Estella Blain
Actress | Im weissen Rössl
Estella Blain was born on March 30, 1930 in Paris, France as Micheline Lestellat. She was an actress, known for Im weissen Rössl (1960), Angelique and the King (1966) and The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966). She was married to Gérard Blain. She died on January 1, 1982 in Port-Vendres, ...
54. Yvonne Monlaur
Actress | The Brides of Dracula
Yvonne Thérèse Marie Camille Bedat de Monlaur was born in France, the daughter of a French poet and a Russian ballerina and pianist. As a youngster she was trained for ballet and in her late teens worked as a model for Elle fashion magazine. By the mid-1950's, she also began appearing in French and...
58. Viviane Romance
Actress | La maison du Maltais
Strikingly beautiful French leading lady (Miss Paris of 1930) who first appeared on stage at the age of 13 at the Theatre Sarah-Bernhardt, then did some modelling work and a year later joined the chorus line of the Moulin Rouge. She also performed the 'can-can' at the legendary Parisian nightclub ...
61. Suzanne Cloutier
Lovely French Canadian actress Suzanne Cloutier, the daughter of the director of the National Printing Office, was born into a large family. She had indeed no fewer than six brothers and sisters. After happily growing up in the heart of nature (her parents had a house in the woods), she became a ...
62. Andrea King
Actress | The Very Thought of You
Andrea King was born Georgette André Barry in Paris, France, however she lived there only two months before her mother, Belle Hart, brought her back to the United States. Belle was an ambulance driver on the front lines during World War I, as well as a dancer with the renowned Isadora Duncan. ...
63. Marie Déa
Actress | Orphée
Marie Déa was born on May 17, 1912 in Nanterre, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Odette Alice Marie Deupès. She was an actress, known for Orpheus (1950), Foolish Husbands (1941) and 56 rue Pigalle (1949). She was married to Lucien Nat. She died on March 1, 1992 in Paris, France.
65. Bulle Ogier
Actress | Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie
Her father was a lawyer. Her mother was an artist, a painter. She had a brother and a sister. At age 18, she married the father of her only child, actress Pascale Ogier. She divorced him two years later. To support herself, she started to work for high fashion designer Coco Chanel.
Actress | Faisons un rêve...
Jacqueline Delubac was born on May 27, 1907 in Lyon, Rhône, France as Isabelle Jacqueline Basset. She was an actress, known for Faisons un rêve... (1936), The Pearls of the Crown (1937) and Désiré (1937). She was married to Myran Eknayan and Sacha Guitry. She died on October 14,...