Best French Actresses of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Juliette Binoche

She has a very refreshing beauty and outstanding talent.

I love every movie with this brilliant actress. English Patient was special one

She'a ravishingly beautiful & very talented as well. An a1 actress.

2 Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve (born 22 October 1943) is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof, mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, Francois Truffaut and Roman Polanski.

The most Remarkable roles in French cinema besides being a top model and a singer!

Catherine Deneuve has a style all her own and has been in many excellent movies.

Never have the feeling she's acting.

3 Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard is a French actress, singer-songwriter, musician, environmentalist and spokesperson for Greenpeace who achieved international fame with the film La Vie en Rose.

She is an amazing actress, she works really hard, she is very good at speaking french and English she should be the number one best actress not 189. She always laughs and smiles she is a very beautiful person.

She has one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. Besides being extremely beautiful, she has sense of grace about her.

There is something angelic about her beauty. Besides being ridiculously gorgeous, she is an extremely talented actress.

4 Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle huppert is the best I am filipino living here in the Philippines. And I wanted to see isabelle huppert. I grew up watching French films and French cinema amaze me

5 Isabelle Adjani

In my opinion, the most talented French actress ever, and one of the most underrated actresses in history.

Should be the 1st. Best French actress ever. Both beautiful and smart, a rare case among actresses.

6 Eva Green Eva Gaëlle Green is a French actress and model. She started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Dreamers.

Beautiful? Of course, but also a terrific actress

7 Sophie Marceau Sophie Marceau, born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu (17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author.

As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a... read more

Not only one of the best French actresses, but one of the most versatile. Such beautiful and expressive eyes and such a great feminine woman with such a wonderful personality.

The most beautiful and talented French actress at all times. Her roles are spectacular. I enjoy watching her in Fanfan, fire light, braveheart and Anna Careninna.

Sophie Marceau is the most beautiful female by far. She is superior at acting.

8 Jeanne Moreau

One of the all-time international greats. She was perfect in everything she did.

She's flawless. Without a doubt one of the greats.

9 Audrey Tautou Audrey Justine Tautou (born 9 August 1976) is a French actress and model.

Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award... read more
10 Simone Signoret

She could play any character apparently effortlessly.

The Contenders
11 Emmanuelle Béart

I think that she is just an exceptional and very, very unique actress! It seems to me that every role she plays, well every character she takes part in, was not chosen out of the ordinary since she plays each role, adding a unique fragrance to it, perfectly well; making it imposible for any other actress to be as good as her in that character! And of course! Let's not forget her charming beauty and her "Froide" appearance. What makes her a great actress is that she knows what she wants. Also, the most intriging and "Magnifique" part is that, at the same time, she can look as innocent as she could be seductive and as fragile as she could be "brusque", violente.

12 Sandrine Bonnaire
13 Lea Seydoux

Pure simple beauty and talent.

14 Fanny Ardant
15 Charlotte Gainsbourg
16 Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist.

And God Created Woman. Took the sexy actress role to a whole other level.

17 Dalida Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti (January 17, 1933 – May 3,1987), better known by the stage name of Dalida, was an Italian-French singer and actress born in Egypt. A polyglot artist, she understood five languages ​​and interpreted her songs in eleven languages, namely German, Egyptian Arabic, English,... read more
18 Nathalie Baye
19 Melanie Laurent
20 Anouk Aimee
21 Amanda Lear

Another example of actresses that are also known for more than just acting, but music, presenting TV, modeling, painting & novels. Like all the others here, she isn't very popular to Americans because she's French. Yet it's rare for French people to gain big worldwide recognition & she's 1 of the few that did during the late 60's & 70's. As for acting, she's acted in many French films & TV series, along with playing Joan Crawford in her plays.

22 Caroline Vigneaux

A lawyer & secretary of contra central who became a humorist in 2009.

23 Roxane Mesquida
24 Ludivine Sagnier
25 Emmanuelle Devos
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