French Female Directors

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 1 Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent.
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Famous As: Actress, Director
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris

French actor Mélanie Laurent shot to fame with her Étoiles d'Or-winning role in Dikkenek and her César Award-winning performance in Don't Worry, I'm Fine. She made her Hollywood debut with Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, and was also seen in Now You See Me. She has also released a music album.

 2 Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau.
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Famous As: Actress, Screenwriter, Director
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris
Sophie Marceau is best known for her César Award-winning performance in the French comedy La Boum 2. She has also appeared in English films such as Braveheart, Firelight, and The World Is Not Enough. She has written a novel, is a trained cellist, and has delivered an award-winning directorial debut.
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 3 Agnes Varda

Agnes Varda.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: May 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 2019

 4 Anna Karina

Anna Karina.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark
Died: December 14, 2019

 5 Maiwenn

Maiwenn.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Les Lilas, France

 6 Lizzie Brocheré

Lizzie Brocheré.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

Best known as Grace Bertrand from American Horror Story and Coco from The Strain, Lizzie Brocheré is the daughter of reputed French casting director Sylvie Brocheré. It is believed her audition for American Horror Story was so perfect that the directors re-wrote the character as French to match her accent.

 7 Ariane Labed

Ariane Labed
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
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 8 Cecilia Peck

Cecilia Peck
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: May 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 9 Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi .
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Famous As: Graphic Novelist
Birthdate: November 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rasht

Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novelist, illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author, and film director. Satrapi achieved international recognition in the early-2000s after releasing her critically acclaimed graphic novels. She is best known for writing and directing an animated biographical drama film titled Persepolis, which received nominations at prestigious award ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Golden Globes.

 10 Laëtitia Eïdo

Laëtitia Eïdo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: France

 11 Claire Denis

Claire Denis
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 12 Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: November 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pontoise, France

 13 Fanny Ardant

Fanny Ardant
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saumur, France

 14 Judith Godrèche

Judith Godrèche
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

 15 Mireille Darc

Mireille Darc
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Director
Birthdate: May 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toulon

 16 Arielle Dombasle

Arielle Dombasle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

 17 Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: July 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bressuire,France

 18 Maïmouna Doucouré

Maïmouna Doucouré
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
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 19 Mati Diop

Mati Diop
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

 20 Aure Atika

Aure Atika
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Monte Estoril, Portugal

 21 Delphine Seyrig

Delphine Seyrig
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: October 15, 1990

 22 Ovidie

Ovidie
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lille, France

 23 Alice Guy-Blaché

Alice Guy-Blaché
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: March 24, 1968

 24 Mia Hansen-Love

Mia Hansen-Love
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 25 Lucile Hadžihalilović

Lucile Hadžihalilović
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: May 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 26 Alexandra Cousteau

Alexandra Cousteau
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: March 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

 27 Fanny Sidney

Fanny Sidney
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

 28 Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nancy, France

 29 Isabelle Nanty

Isabelle Nanty
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Verdun, France

 30 Julia Ducournau

Julia Ducournau
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: November 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 31 Luàna Bajrami

Luàna Bajrami
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kosovo

 32 Deniz Gamze Erguven

Deniz Gamze Erguven
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: June 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

 33 Hafsia Herzi

Hafsia Herzi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manosque, France

 34 Sylvie Testud

Sylvie Testud
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 35 Farida Khelfa

Farida Khelfa
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: May 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 36 Anissa Kate

Anissa Kate
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Famous As: Adult Film Stars
Birthdate: May 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lyon, France

 37 Celine Cousteau

Celine Cousteau
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: June 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States

 38 Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria

 39 Lilyan Chauvin

Lilyan Chauvin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 2008

 40 Anne Fontaine

Anne Fontaine
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: July 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luxembourg, Luxembourg

 41 Sara Forestier

Sara Forestier
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 42 Brigitte Sy

Brigitte Sy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 43 Emmanuelle Bercot

Emmanuelle Bercot
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 44 Isild Le Besco

Isild Le Besco
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 45 Agnès Jaoui

Agnès Jaoui
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Antony, France

 46 Cécile Aubry

Cécile Aubry
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 19, 2010

 47 Géraldine Martineau

Géraldine Martineau
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Nantes, France

 48 Marilou Berry

Marilou Berry
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 49 Rebecca Zlotowski

Rebecca Zlotowski
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: April 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 50 Ariane Mnouchkine

Ariane Mnouchkine
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: March 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Seine, France