Fav Actresses - France

by DechkoTzar | created - 04 Jan 2015 | updated - 04 Jan 2015 | Public

1. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

2. Audrey Tautou

Actress | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

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...

3. Ludivine Sagnier

Actress | 8 femmes

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 (1989). She has established her reputation as one of the ...

4. 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 (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

5. Virginie Ledoyen

Actress | 8 femmes

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 (1986)....

6. Louise Bourgoin

Actress | Je suis un soldat

Louise Bourgoin was born on November 28, 1981 in Vannes, Morbihan, France as Ariane Louise Bourgoin. She is an actress, known for Je suis un soldat (2015), Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) and La fille de Monaco (2008).

7. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

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 (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (...

8. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La môme

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 ...

9. Emmanuelle Béart

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. ...

10. Élodie Bouchez

Actress | Les roseaux sauvages

Élodie Bouchez was born on April 5, 1973 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. She is an actress, known for Wild Reeds (1994), The Dreamlife of Angels (1998) and CQ (2001). She is married to Thomas Bangalter. They have two children.

11. 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...

12. Noémie Lenoir

Actress | Rush Hour 3

Noémie Lenoir was born on September 19, 1979 in Versailles, Yvelines, France. She is an actress, known for Rush Hour 3 (2007), After the Sunset (2004) and The Transporter Refueled (2015).

13. Laetitia Casta

Actress | Arbitrage

Born in Pont-Audemer, France, Laetitia Casta spent her childhood in the lush countryside of Normandy. At age 15, she was approached by an agent of Paris' Madison Models while building sand castles on a beach in Corsica. After her father agreed to let the agency take some test photographs, ...

14. Vanessa Paradis

Actress | La fille sur le pont

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)...

15. Vahina Giocante

Actress | Lila dit ça

Vahina Giocante was born on June 30, 1981 in Orléans, Loiret, France. She is an actress, known for Lila dit ça (2004), Krach (2010) and Mata Hari (2016).

16. Aure Atika

Actress | The Night Manager

Aure Atika was born on July 12, 1970 in Monte Estoril, Portugal. She is an actress and director, known for The Night Manager (2016), The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) and OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006).

17. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | 8 femmes

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 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 Le vice et la vertu (1963). But her ...

18. Carole Bouquet

Actress | For Your Eyes Only

Carole Bouquet is a French actress and fashion model. She is best known for played Bond girl Melina Havelock in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981).

She also starred in That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), Nemo (1984), The Bridge (1999) and Do Not Disturb (2014).

In 2017 she starred in the...

19. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

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 ...

20. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

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 ...

21. Nora Arnezeder

Actress | Faubourg 36

Nora Arnezeder was born in Paris, France, to an Austrian father and a Sephardi Jewish mother from Egypt. While she was still in high-school, she studied acting, dancing and singing at the renowned drama school Cours Florent. Nora's first major role was in 2008 in Paris 36 (French: Faubourg 36), ...

22. Valérie Kaprisky

Actress | Breathless

Valérie Kaprisky was born on August 19, 1962 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Valerie Chérès. She is an actress, known for Breathless (1983), Mouvements du désir (1994) and La femme publique (1984). She has been married to Jean-Yves d'Angelo since 2011.

23. Corinne Cléry

Actress | Moonraker

Corinne Cléry was born on March 23, 1950 in Paris, France as Corinne Madeleine Picolo. She is an actress, known for Moonraker (1979), The Story of O (1975) and Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983).

24. Aymeline Valade

Actress | Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Aymeline Valade was born on October 17, 1984 in Montpellier, Hérault, France. She is an actress, known for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Les deux amis (2015) and Saint Laurent (2014).

25. Zoé Félix

Actress | Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

Zoé Félix was born on May 7, 1976 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008), Captifs (2010) and Le coeur des hommes (2003).

26. Elsa Zylberstein

Actress | Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

Elsa Zylberstein was born on October 16, 1968 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008), Un + une (2015) and Plan de table (2012).

27. Clotilde Courau

Actress | La môme

Clotilde Courau was born on April 3, 1969 in Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Clotilde Marie Pascale Courau. She is an actress, known for La Vie en Rose (2007), L'ombre des femmes (2015) and Le petit criminel (1990). She has been married to Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia since September 25...

28. Clémence Poésy

Actress | In Bruges

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",...

29. Audrey Marnay

Actress | Paris

Audrey started modeling at the age of 15. When she turned 16, she got promoted to the rank of Top Models... Shot with the greatest ones, Steven Meisel, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Paolo Roversi, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Peter Lindbergh... for the greatest magazines, Vogue(s), Elle(s), W,...

30. Arielle Dombasle

Actress | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery, later known as Arielle Dombasle, was born to French parents in Hartford, Connecticut. After their mother's death in 1964, Dombasle and her brother were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents; she attended Lycée Franco-Mexicain, a private school. She decided to...

31. Anne Parillaud

Actress | Nikita

Anne Parillaud was born in Paris, France on May 6, 1960 and even though all her travels took her to many lands, is still a Paris resident. Anne studied ballet in school, and her first appearance was in the film Un amour de sable (1977) where she played "La jeune fille avec un petit chat" ("The girl...

32. Anne Marivin

Actress | Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis

Anne Marivin was born on January 23, 1974 in Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France. She is an actress, known for Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008), Tell No One (2006) and Tu seras mon fils (2011).

33. Anais Zanotti

Actress | Exposure

Anais Zanotti was born on January 8, 1986 in Saint-Tropez, Var, France. She is an actress, known for Exposure (2013).

34. Anna Mouglalis

Actress | Romanzo criminale

Anna Mouglalis was born on April 26, 1978 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France. She is an actress and director, known for Romanzo criminale (2005), Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009) and Kiss of the Damned (2012). She was previously married to Vincent Raes.

35. 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 ...



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