Sunday, August 15, 2010

French Actresses

The French have that certain je ne sais quoi. Here is a guide to some of the most beautiful and talented French actresses in history.

Note: If the actress’ home country is not France, it will be listed in parentheses next to the name. The reason the actress is on this list is because of their extensive work in France.

Dedicated to Max J. Pell, who asked me to make this list.


Isabelle Adjani


Isabelle Huppert


Irène Jacob


Noémie Lenoir


Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi


Carla Bruni set to be in the new Woody Allen film


Brigitte Bardot


Catherine Deneuve


Laetitia Casta


Carole Bouquet


Ludivine Sagnier


Alice Taglioni


Sandrine Kiberlain


Isabelle Carré


Anna Karina (Denmark)


Anna Mouglalis


Eva Green


Béatrice Dalle


Jeanne Moreau


Fanny Ardant


Marie Trintignant


Charlotte Gainsbourg (UK/France)


Jane Birkin (UK)


Léa Seydoux


Marie-France Pisier


Romy Schneider (Austria)


Marie-Josée Croze (Canada)


Cécile de France (Belgium)


Simone Signoret


Stéphane Audran


Vera Clouzot


Michèle Morgan


Juliette Binoche


Anouk Aimée


Marion Cotillard


Emmanuelle Béart


Emmanuelle Devos


Clémence Poésy


Émilie Dequenne


Virginie Ledoyen


Sandrine Bonnaire


Danielle Darrieux


Anne Wiazemsky


Corinne Marchand


Laura Smet


Nathalie Baye


Brigitte Fossey


COMING SOON: FRENCH ACTORS

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is Leopold from The Deux.

Great list, Allison. I love me some French actresses (unfortunately, from way across the pond unlike you right now.) Some overlooked (or deliberate) exclusions:

Nathalie Boutefeu
Clotilde Hesme
Natacha Régnier
Isild Le Besco
Chiara Mastroianni
Danièle Delorme
Françoise Dorléac
Annabella
Musidora

And what is that shot of Laura Smet from? My god, she's gorgeous in that.

Kris Katsby said...

No Audrey Taotou? She plays a crazy girl so well!

Allison said...

Thanks Leopold & Kris. Natacha Régnier slipped my mind. I should probably add her soon. I also like Annabella quite a bit. The others, eh.....

I'm not sure which movie the shot of Laura Smet is from. I should probably find out!

dandylion said...

Cécile de France ( Belgium ) !

Allison said...

Thanks Dandylion. For some reason I forgot that Cecile de France was from Belgium.

dandylion said...

Her name is a little misleading :)