Famous French Media Personalities

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Liz Bonnin
(Presented morning show RI:SE and music show Top of the Pops in the early 2000s)
Liz Bonnin
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Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
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Mireille Mathieu
(Singer)
Mireille Mathieu
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Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Avignon, France
French singer Mireille Mathieu began her career by participating in an annual singing contest in Avignon. She has recorded over 1200 songs in eleven languages in her career spanning over four decades. With more than 150 million albums sold worldwide, the chanteuse is classically known for her illustrious crooning. In 1974, she won the German "Bambi" Music Award.
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Veronique Passani
(French-American Journalist, Arts Patron, and Philanthropist)
Veronique Passani
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Birthdate: February 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 17, 2012
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Brigitte Lahaie
(Radio Host)
Brigitte Lahaie
3
Birthdate: October 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tourcoing, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 5 
John Carreyrou
(French-American Investigative Reporter)
John Carreyrou
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Birthplace: Paris, France
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Mariane Pearl
(French Freelance Journalist & Widow of Daniel Pearl)
Mariane Pearl
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Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France
 7 
René Goscinny
(French Writer and Comic Editor)
René Goscinny
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Birthdate: August 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, French Third Republic France
Died: November 5, 1977
 8 
Valérie Trierweiler
(French Author and Journalist)
Valérie Trierweiler
2
Birthdate: February 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angers, France
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Gilad Shalit
(Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment Advisor)
Gilad Shalit
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Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nahariya

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was held by Palestinian militants from 2006 to 2011 and thus became significant in the Israeli political scene. He was eventually released as part of a prisoner-exchange deal, mediated by Germany ad Egypt, which required the release of over 1,000 Palestinian and Israeli Arab prisoners.

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Robbie Ross
(Canadian-British Journalist, Art Dealer, and Art Critic)
Robbie Ross
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Birthdate: May 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: October 5, 1918
 11 
Jean-Dominique Bauby
(French Author, Journalist, and Editor )
Jean-Dominique Bauby
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Birthdate: April 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 9, 1997
 12 
Claude Lanzmann
(French Filmmaker Best Known For His 1985 Documentary Film 'Shoah')
Claude Lanzmann
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bois-Colombes, France
Died: July 5, 2018
 13 
Jenny Longuet
(French Political Journalist & Daughter of Karl Marx)
Jenny Longuet
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Birthdate: May 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, Kingdom of France
Died: January 11, 1883
 14 
Victor Noir
(French Journalist)
Victor Noir
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Attigny, France
Died: January 11, 1870
 15 
Anne Sinclair
(Television Host)
Anne Sinclair
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Birthdate: July 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 16 
Alain de Benoist
(French Political Philosopher and Journalist)
Alain de Benoist
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Birthdate: December 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
 17 
Alain Chabat
(French Actor, Director, Producer, Comedian, Screenwriter, and Television Presenter)
Alain Chabat
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Birthdate: November 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

Alain Chabat is a French actor, director, producer, comedian, screenwriter, and television presenter. He came into prominence in 1987, when he formed the comedy group, Les Nuls. Alain Chabat's popularity increased in 1997, when he wrote and directed a comedy film titled Didier in which he played the title role. The film won him the César Award for Best Debut.

 18 
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
(French-German Politician)
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
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Birthdate: April 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montauban
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Camille Desmoulins
(French Journalist and Politician)
Camille Desmoulins
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Birthdate: March 2, 1760
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guise, France
Died: April 5, 1794
 20 
George du Maurier
(Writer, Illustrator)
George du Maurier
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Birthdate: March 6, 1834
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 6, 1896
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Louis Aragon
(French Poet and Novelist)
Louis Aragon
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Birthdate: October 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 24, 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Tabatha Cash
(Former French Pornographic Actress)
Tabatha Cash
2
Birthdate: December 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Denis, France
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Antoine de Caunes
(Television presenter)
Antoine de Caunes
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Birthdate: December 1, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
André Weinfeld
(Film producer)
André Weinfeld
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Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

André Weinfeld is a TV and film producer, cinematographer, director, screenwriter, journalist, and photographer. In addition to covering the rock and roll and pop scenes of the 1960s and 1970s, André Weinfeld also worked as a war correspondent, covering wars such as the Six-Day War, Vietnam War, and the Yom Kippur War.

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Jean-Pierre Thiollet
(French Journalist and Writer)
Jean-Pierre Thiollet
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Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France
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Charb
(French Journalist and Satirical Caricaturist)
Charb
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Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France
Died: January 7, 2015
 27 
Mélissa Theuriau
(Journalist and news anchor for M6)
Mélissa Theuriau
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Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Échirolles, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 28 
François-Noël Babeuf
(French Revolutionary and Journalist)
François-Noël Babeuf
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Birthdate: November 23, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin
Died: May 27, 1797
 29 
Maurice Blanchot
(Former writer, philosopher, and literary theorist)
Maurice Blanchot
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Birthdate: September 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Devrouze, Saône-et-Loire, France
Died: February 20, 2003
 30 
Shy'm
(Singer)
Shy'm
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Birthdate: November 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Trappes
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François Mauriac
(Novelist)
François Mauriac
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Birthdate: October 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: September 1, 1970
 32 
Marie Drucker
(Journalist)
Marie Drucker
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Birthdate: December 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jacques Hébert
(French Journalist and Leader)
Jacques Hébert
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Birthdate: November 15, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: March 24, 1794
 34 
Paul Lafargue
(French Politician, Political Writer and Journalist)
Paul Lafargue
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Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: November 25, 1911

Paul Lafargue was a Cuban-French political writer, literary critic, journalist, activist, and Marxist socialist. One of the most popular socialists of all time, Paul Lafargue is best remembered for his 1883 book, The Right To Be Lazy, which had a huge impact among the working class. The book explains the importance of leisure and compares labor to slavery.

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Emmanuelle Alt
(French Fashion Editor)
Emmanuelle Alt
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Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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André François
(Cartoonist)
André François
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Birthdate: November 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Timişoara, Romania
Died: April 11, 2005
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Marion Jolles Grosjean
(French TV Presenter and Journalist)
Marion Jolles Grosjean
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Birthdate: December 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
(Critic)
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
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Birthdate: November 24, 1808
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1890
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René Clair
(Former Film director, writer who first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often mingled with fantasy)
René Clair
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Birthdate: November 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 15, 1981
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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
(French Bookseller, Printer, and Inventor)
Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville
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Birthdate: April 25, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 26, 1879
 41 
Elliott Erwitt
(Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Elliott Erwitt
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Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris

Elliott Erwitt is a French-born American documentary and advertising photographer. He is best known for his candid photos of absurd and ironic situations within everyday settings. Since 1953, Erwitt has been one of the most important members of the international photographic cooperative-owned association, Magnum Photos. Also an activist, Elliott Erwitt helped raise social awareness in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Fabien Roussel
(Politician)
Fabien Roussel
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Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Béthune, France
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Frederic Beigbeder
(Writer)
Frederic Beigbeder
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Birthdate: September 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(French Environmentalist, Activist, Journalist and Photographer)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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Birthdate: March 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a photographer, journalist, activist, and environmentalist. He is well known for directing films that portray the impact of humans on Earth. Over the years, his environmental work and activism have earned him prestigious awards, such as the 2010 National Outdoor Book Award for his popular book, Our Living Earth.

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Jean d'Ormesson
(Novelist)
Jean d'Ormesson
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Birthdate: June 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 5, 2017
 46 
Michel Drucker
(Journalist)
Michel Drucker
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Birthdate: September 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vire, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 47 
Philippe Chatrier
(Journalist)
Philippe Chatrier
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Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Créteil, France
Died: June 22, 2000
 48 
Anne Desclos
(Journalist)
Anne Desclos
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Birthdate: September 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochefort, France
Died: April 27, 1998
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Charles Péguy
(French Poet, Editor, and Essayist)
Charles Péguy
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Birthdate: January 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orléans, France
Died: September 5, 1914
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Robert Brasillach
(French Author and Editor of Nationalist Newspaper 'Je Suis Partout')
Robert Brasillach
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Birthdate: March 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: February 6, 1945

Robert Brasillach was a French journalist and author best remembered for his work as an editor for a nationalist newspaper named Je suis partout, which supported various fascist movements. Robert Brasillach was executed in 1945 following the liberation of France in 1944. He was executed for advocating denunciation, collaborationism, and incitement to murder.