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… Read more

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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