Remember that famous and awkward serenade scene in the television series “Mad Men” when Megan Calvet serenaded Don Draper? While it featured a Canadian actress in a television series about America in the 1960s, the song used had French lyrics and because of it, the scene turned from awkward into sexy. “Zou Bisou Bisou” became a trending topic in Twitter and men around the world suddenly dreamt of a real French woman singing the song to him.
So imagine a real-life French celebrity in front of you serenading her love for you. While you are at it, you might as well imagine that French celebrity to be among the most beautiful in France. Dream big with the top 10 most beautiful women celebrities of France.
10 Emmanuelle Beart
Emmanuelle Beart has been in over 50 movies and television shows in a career that has spanned more than 40 years already. She is a perennial nominee in the Cesar Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. Her 2003 nude pictorial in the French edition of Elle magazine when she was already pushing 40 years old is still the magazine’s highest selling issue ever. Beart was also in the 1996 Tom Cruise blockbuster “Mission: Impossible.”
9 Audrey Tautou
She broke into show business in 1998 when she joined in a Canal+ competition entitled “Jeunes Premiers” or “The Young Debut.” She was bestowed the honor of being the Best Young Actress in the 9th Beziers Festival of Young Actors. She was then given a role in “Venus Beaute (Institut)” in 1999. But her breakthrough performance came in 2001 when she starred as the eccentric lead character in the movie “Le Fabuleux Destin d’ Amelie Poulain” or “Amelie,” for short. Her first Hollywood movie was released in 2005 when she was featured opposite Tom Hanks in “The Da Vinci Code.”
8 Noemie Lenoir
Noemie Lenoir is a model that has appeared in publications like Sports Illustrated and Elle Magazine. She has also worked for fashion brands like Gap, Gucci, L’ Oreal, Marks and Spencer, Next and Victoria’s Secret. She was part of the featured line up of successful black models photographed by Annie Leibovitz. She has also appeared as an actress in movies like “Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre” and “Rush Hour 3.”
7 Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche is an actress that has appeared in more than 40 films. She made her debut in 1985 in the Jean-Luc Godard movie entitled “Hail Mary.” She then burst into the international limelight when she made the Philip Kaufman film called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” in 1988. She caught the attention of Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, who offered her roles in several of his movies. She then played a supporting role in the 1996 Antonio Minghella movie “The English Patient” for which she won several awards, including the h and the BAFTA.
6 Laetitia Milot
Laetitia Milot is a model who started appearing as an actress in several small roles in television and the movies in 1999. She then starred in the 2002 movie based on the William Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” She is best known for her role as Melanie Rinato in the show entitled “Plus Belle La Vie.”
5 Clara Morgane
She is a porn star, columnist, television host and businesswoman. Clara Morgane has appeared in several pornographic movies and is known for her socially acceptable form of representation of adult entertainment. She also served as the presenter of the Canal+ show entitled “Journal du Hard” from 2001 to 2008. She is also a sex advice columnist for several French publications. Morgane is also the creator and own of the Clara M. and Shocking Princess brands of lingerie.
4 Laetitia Casta
Laetitia Casta was first seen as a Guess model when she was just 15 years old. She has modeled for Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tommy Hilfiger and Yves Saint Laurent. She appeared in the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. She was also a Victoria’s Secret Model from 1997 to 2000. She has appeared in movies like “Asterix & Obelix Take on Caesar” and “Les Ames Fortes.” She earned acclaim and nominations for her portrayal of Brigitte Bardot in “Gainesbourg (Vie Heroique).”
Her full name is Alizee Jacotey. She is a recording artist considered to be the most popular and most iconic French female musician in this century. She made her debut in 1999 after being part of the talent show entitled “Graines de Star.” Her young femme fatale image was highlighted successfully with the release of her biggest hit entitled “Moi…Lolita” in 2001 when she was just 17 years old. The song reached the top of the charts in various countries from Europe to East Asia.
2 Melissa Theuriau
Paris Match has called this television presenter “La Bombe Cathodique” or “The Television Bombshell.” She has been voted the most beautiful woman in the world by the French edition of FHM magazine and the sexiest news anchor on television by the American edition of Maxim magazine. The British publication Daily Express has called her the most beautiful news reporter in the world. She is the lead presenter of “Zone Interdite,” a weekly investigative reporting show aired on Metropole 6. She is also connected with the Paris Premiere channel where she presents shows like “Un Jour, Une Photo” and “Deux, Trois Jours Avec Moi.” She was also one of the six organizers of the organization called “La Rose” that works with Unicef in the education of young women.
1 Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau achieved celebrity status when she was just 14 years old when she appeared in the movie called “La Bourn” and its sequel “La Bourn 2," winning a Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress for the latter role. Europe noticed her when she was cast in “L’ Etudiante” and “Revenge of the Musketeers.” She then won over Hollywood with her performances in “Braveheart,” “Firelight” and “The World is Not Enough.”