We know, we know, beauty is only skin deep…except, when we talk about actors and actresses. After all, most actresses are hired for their looks to portray these epic females in movies! French women have always been synonymous with having ‘effortless style’, for being ‘mysterious’, ‘elegant’, ‘cool’, etc. Here are 15 of some of the most beautiful French actresses (alive… or sadly deceased) that have appeared in some of history’s greatest films, have graced countless magazine covers and have inspired countless women (and men) in fashion, art, and in life!
Marion Cotillard is one of the 21st century’s best actresses. She effortlessly transitioned from the Francophone movie scene to Hollywood. She has appeared in some great movies like La Vie en Rose, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Rust and Bone, and Allied. Marion Cotillard has been with her boyfriend, actor and film director Guillaume Canet, since 2007, and is the face of Dior since 2008. She works with Greenpeace, WWF, and other noteworthy causes.
Brigitte Bardot is one of the most iconic French women in the world. Her blond hair, pouty lips and dark eyes have made her an international star and a true sex symbol. She starred in many films including And God Created Woman, Le Mépris, and Viva Maria! She’s known for her great animal rights activism but also for her controversial criticising of Islam immigrants in France. This actress is a huge influence in pop culture and continues to inspire even today at 83 years old.
Even though she doesn’t have the most French name, Eva Green is born and bred in Paris, France. She was a Bond girl in the 2006 James Bond movie Casino Royale which automatically puts her in the beautiful women category. She transitioned to Hollywood very well and has appeared in some great American films like Kingdom of Heaven, Sin City, Dark Shadows, etc. Fashion brands love her. She’s had endorsements for Montblanc, Breil, Emporio Armani, Lancôme, Heineken, and Christian Dior.