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1. Elizabeth Debicki Elizabeth Debicki Actress, The Great Gatsby Debicki was born in Paris, to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne, where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to switch to theatre...
2. Emma Watson Emma Watson Actress, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts...
3. Eva Green 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. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
4. Elodie Yung Elodie Yung Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
5. Marion Cotillard 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 acting debut as a child with a role in one of her father's plays...
6. Léa Seydoux Léa Seydoux Actress, La vie d'Adèle French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also descends from the Schlumberger family)...
7. Mélanie Laurent 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. She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from Poland) ancestry...
8. Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday Actor, L'homme du train
9. Sophie Marceau 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 director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called La boum...
10. Luc Besson Luc Besson Writer, Le cinquième élément Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of Le grand bleu and Le cinquième élément, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
11. Alexa Davalos Alexa Davalos Actress, Defiance 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 Angeles...
12. Roman Polanski Roman Polanski Actor, Chinatown Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years before World War II began...
13. Bérénice Marlohe Bérénice Marlohe 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, alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the states on the silver screen...
14. Gaia Weiss Gaia Weiss Actress, The Legend of Hercules
15. Vincent Cassel Vincent Cassel Actor, Black Swan Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La haine, the young actor, actually coming from upper classes...
16. Emmanuelle Seigner Emmanuelle Seigner Actress, Bitter Moon Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . At age fourteen she became a model...
17. Juliette Binoche 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 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with The Unbearable Lightness of Being...
18. Adèle Exarchopoulos Adèle Exarchopoulos Actress, La vie d'Adèle Adèle Exarchopoulos is a French actress with partially Greek roots (her grandfather was Greek). She was born in Paris, France. Her mother, Marina (Niquet), is a nurse, and her father, Didier Exarchopoulos, is a guitarist. At the age of 9 she started acting and watching movies. As she said on the French newspaper L'Express...
19. Stacy Martin Stacy Martin Actress, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
20. Jean-Luc Godard Jean-Luc Godard Director, À bout de souffle Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of Switzerland and attended school in Nyons (Switzerland)...
21. Morgane Polanski Morgane Polanski Actress, The Ghost Writer
22. Isabelle Huppert Isabelle Huppert Actress, Elle Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then studied at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique and followed an illustrious theatrical career...
23. Lily-Rose Depp Lily-Rose Depp Actress, Tusk Lily-Rose Depp was born 27 May, 1999 in Paris, France. Her mother is French singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, and her father is American actor Johnny Depp. Her little brother, John "Jack" Christoper III, joined the clan in 2002. During Lily-Rose's early years, the Depp-Paradis family divided their time between their homes in France and LA...
24. Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Bardot Actress, Le mépris Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was trying a modeling career...
25. Isabelle Adjani 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 recitation contest...
26. Geraldine Hakewill Geraldine Hakewill Actress, Wanted
27. Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve Actress, 8 femmes Catherine Deneuve was born October 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. But her breakthrough came with the excellent musical Les parapluies de Cherbourg...
28. Julie Delpy 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 at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers, Killing Zoe...
29. Nora Arnezeder Nora Arnezeder Actress, Faubourg 36 Nora Arnezeder was born in Paris, France, 8 May 1989, to Piera and Wolfgang Arnezeder. Her father is Austrian and Catholic and her mother is an Egyptian Jew. At the age of two, Nora left Paris with her parents, for Aix-en-Provence. When she was age 14, she moved to Bali, Indonesia, for a year and, once back in Paris, studied dancing and singing.
30. Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith Actress, The Simpsons Comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson" - the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family - has been her bread-and-butter job for over 20 years...
31. Julie Dreyfus Julie Dreyfus Actress, Inglourious Basterds Julie Dreyfus was born in Paris France. After studying interior design, she moved to Japan as a young adult and made her debut on Japanese T.V. She be came fluent in Japanese and English and appeared in several American movies as well. She is very well know in Japan but is also known internationally for her roles in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds.
32. Lizzie Brocheré Lizzie Brocheré Actress, Full Contact
33. Olivier Martinez Olivier Martinez Actor, Unfaithful Olivier Martinez comes from a working-class family, raised in the Paris suburbs. He left school at an early age, holding various pick-up jobs such as salesman for jeans. Friends urged him to try acting, and at age 23 he enrolled in the International Conservatory of Paris. After several television shows...
34. Virginie Ledoyen 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 Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan. She was then nominated for the César (the French equivalent of an Oscar) for most promising actress in 1993...
35. Claudine Longet Claudine Longet Actress, The Party Claudine Georgette Longet was born in Paris, France on January 29, 1942. Although known as an actress and singer, her career still is overshadowed by being known as a former wife of Andy Williams as well as shooting boyfriend, ski legend Spider Sabich in 1976. After a number of roles in episodes of high profile TV programs such as Combat!...
36. Stanley Weber Stanley Weber Actor, Outlander
37. Louis Garrel Louis Garrel Actor, The Dreamers
38. Jemima West Jemima West Actress, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
39. Sebastian Roché Sebastian Roché Actor, Beowulf Sebastian Roché is a Scottish-French actor known for his roles as Kurt Mendel on Odyssey 5, Balthazar on Supernatural, Thomas Jerome Newton on Fringe, and Mikael Mikaelson on both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Roché was born in Paris, France to a French father, Philippe Roché...
40. Joséphine Berry Joséphine Berry Actress, L'immortel
41. Mathieu Kassovitz Mathieu Kassovitz Actor, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
42. Jeannot Szwarc Jeannot Szwarc Director, Somewhere in Time
43. Corinne Cléry Corinne Cléry Actress, Moonraker
44. Hervé Villechaize Hervé Villechaize Actor, The Man with the Golden Gun Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and made an exhibition of his own paintings...
45. Anastasia Griffith Anastasia Griffith Actress, Copper Anastasia trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art having already completed a degree in History of Art at Bristol University. Born to her Northern Irish mother (once an actress herself) and American father she was brought up along with her six elder brothers in West London where she still remains today.To date...
46. Claudine Auger Claudine Auger Actress, Thunderball Claudine Auger, a former Miss France (1958), received her dramatic training at the Paris Drama Conservatory and is best known to US / UK audiences as the stunning brunette "Domino" opposite Sean Connery in the James Bond thriller Thunderball, She has kept fairly busy since her Bond days, acting in a number of Italian...
47. Georges Méliès Georges Méliès Director, Le royaume des fées Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color...
48. François Truffaut François Truffaut Writer, La nuit américaine French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the delinquent Truffaut and also when he was put in jail because he deserted the army...
49. Maria Schneider Maria Schneider Actress, Ultimo tango a Parigi
50. Joséphine de La Baume Joséphine de La Baume Actress, Rush
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