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French Actresses

By: Ally the Manic Listmak​er

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

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 (Belgium)

Virginie Ledoyen

Sandrine Bonnaire

Danielle Darrieux

Anne Wiazemsky

Corinne Marchand

Laura Smet

Nathalie Baye

Brigitte Fossey

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C'est magnifique!! :)

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I would also include Kristin Scott Thomas. She appeared in a couple great French movies (Il y a longtemps que je t'aime, 2008; Les Milles, 1995; Le confessionnal, 1995; Un été inoubliable, 1994).

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Two of my favorite actresses; Karina and Binoche. Très bien!

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So nice to see Clemence Poesy here! Thanx!