Birth Place Matching "Paris, France" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Eva Green

Actress | Casino Royale

French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au hasard Balthazar (1966). Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of French...

2. Elizabeth Debicki

Actress | The Great Gatsby

Debicki was born in Paris, to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne, where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to ...

3. Emma Watson

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born in Paris, France, to British parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years,...

4. Mélanie Laurent

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Annick, a ballet teacher, and Pierre, a voice actor, who is most recognized for the French version of The Simpsons (1989). She has a younger brother, Mathieu, and has both Sephardi Jewish (from Tunisia) and Ashkenazi Jewish (from ...

5. Léa Seydoux

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also ...

6. Marion Cotillard

Actress | La Môme

Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher. Her father's family is from Brittany.

Raised in Orléans, France, she ...

7. Alexa Davalos

Actress | The Chronicles of Riddick

Alexa Davalos was born in Paris, France, to American parents, Jeff Dunas, a photographer, and Elyssa Davalos, an actress. Her father's family were Jewish immigrants (from Russia and Lithuania). After a quintessentially bohemian childhood that found her straddling New York, Paris, Italy and Los ...

8. Noémie Merlant

Actress | Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Noémie Merlant was born on November 27, 1988 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Mi iubita, mon amour (2021) and Tár (2022).

9. Julie De Bona

Actress | Indigènes

Julie De Bona was born on December 7, 1980 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Days of Glory (2006), La Maison d'en face (2022) and Quand les anges s'en mêlent... (2005).

10. Adèle Exarchopoulos

Actress | La vie d'Adèle

Known for her performance in La Vie d'Adèle (Blue Is The Warmest Color) by Abdellatif Kechiche, that landed her both the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the César for Most Promising Actress that same year, Adèle Exarchopoulos has been on the French and International big screen ...

11. Roman Polanski

Director | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933.

His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

12. Brigitte Bardot

Actress | Le mépris

Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Her father had an engineering degree and worked with his father in the family business. Brigitte's mother encouraged her daughter to take up music and dance, and she proved to be very adept at it. By the time she was 15, Brigitte was ...

13. Elodie Yung

Actress | Gods of Egypt

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London ...

14. Luc Besson

Writer | The Fifth Element

Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue (1988) and The Fifth Element (1997), as an adolescent bored in ...

15. Sophie Marceau

Actress | La boum

Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that ...

16. Vincent Cassel

Actor | Black Swan

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La haine (1995), the young actor, ...

17. Isabelle Adjani

Actress | Possession

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani was born in Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine, a suburb of Paris, to Emma Augusta "Gusti" (Schweinberger) and Mohammed Adjani. Her father was a Kabyle Algerian, from Iferhounène, and her mother was a Bavarian German. She grew up speaking German fluently. After winning a school ...

18. Nora Arnezeder

Actress | Faubourg 36

Nora Arnezeder was born in Paris, France to an Austrian father and an Egyptian mother. While she was still in high school, she studied acting, dancing and singing at the renowned drama school Cours Florent in Paris. Nora's first major role was in 2008 in Paris 36 (French title: Faubourg 36) which ...

19. Juliette Binoche

Actress | The English Patient

Juliette Binoche was born in Paris, France, to Monique Yvette Stalens, a director, teacher, and actress, and Jean-Marie Binoche, a sculptor, director, and actor. Her mother was born in Czestochowa, Poland, of French, Walloon Belgian, and Polish descent, while her father is French. Juliette was only...

20. Stephanie Szostak

Actress | R.I.P.D.

French-American actress, Stephanie Szostak (show-stack) never thought of becoming an actress. She left France after high school to study business and play varsity golf at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Upon graduating college, Szostak landed a job in marketing at Chanel ...

21. Julie Delpy

Actress | Trois couleurs: Blanc

Julie Delpy was born in Paris, France, in 1969 to Albert Delpy and Marie Pillet, both actors.

She was first featured in Jean-Luc Godard's Detective (1985) at the age of fourteen. She has starred in many American and European productions since then, including Disney's The Three Musketeers (1993), ...

22. Jean-François Richet

Director | L'instinct de mort

Jean-François Richet was born on July 2, 1966 in Paris, France. He is a director and writer, known for Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008), Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (2008) and Inner City (1995).

23. Bérénice Marlohe

Actress | Skyfall

French actress Bérénice Marlohe first came to international attention when she was cast as the glamorous and enigmatic Severine in the twenty-third Bond film Skyfall (2012), alongside Daniel Craig which grossed over 1.11 billion dollars worldwide. Marlohe will continue to expand her presence in the...

24. Isabelle Huppert

Actress | Elle

Isabelle Huppert was born March 16, 1953, in Paris, France, but spent her childhood in Ville d'Avray. Encouraged by her mother Annick Huppert (who was a teacher of English), she followed the Conservatory of Versailles and won an acting prize for her work in Alfred de Musset's "Un caprice". She then...

25. Sebastian Roché

Actor | 1923

Sebastian Roché is a Scottish-French actor, known for his roles as Kurt Mendel on Odyssey 5 (2002), Thomas Jerome Newton on Fringe (2008), Martin Heusmann on The Man in the High Castle (2015), Michel Marivaux on The Young Pope (2016), Balthazar on Supernatural (2005), and Mikael on both The Vampire...

26. Mathilde Ollivier

Actress | Overlord

Mathilde Ollivier was born on September 20, 1994 in Paris, France. She is an actress and producer, known for Overlord (2018), 1899 (2022) and The Upright Woman (2020).

27. Gaia Weiss

Self | Vikings Season 3: Heavy Is the Head -The Politics of King Ragnar's Rule

French model and actress Gaia Weiss was born to a French-Polish family on August 30, 1991 in Paris, France. At age three, she took ballet and became an accomplished ballet dancer. Weiss attended the Cours Florent and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and started acting in 1999. ...

28. Adama Niane

Actor | Baise-moi

Adama Niane was born on August 23, 1966 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. He was an actor, known for Baise-moi (2000), Lupin (2021) and Get In (2019). He died on January 29, 2023 in Paris, France.

29. Cécile Aubry

Actress | Manon

Cécile Aubry was born on August 3, 1928 in Paris, France. She was a writer and director, known for Manon (1949), Poly (1961) and Le jeune Fabre (1973). She was previously married to Brahim El Mezouari El Glaoui. She died on July 19, 2010 in Dourdan, Essonne, France.

30. Jean-Luc Godard

Director | Bande à part

Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...

31. Catherine Deneuve

Actress | Belle de jour

Catherine Fabienne Deneuve was born October 22, 1943 in Paris, France, to actor parents Renée Simonot and Maurice Dorléac. She made her movie debut in 1957, when she was barely a teenager and continued with small parts in minor films, until Roger Vadim gave her a meatier role in Vice and Virtue (...

32. Yael Grobglas

Actress | Jeruzalem

Yael Grobglas is a French-Israeli actress based in Los Angeles.

She is known for her roles of Petra Solano and her twin sister Anezka in the critically acclaimed CW series "Jane the Virgin", the feature "Interview with God" and a number of recurring roles on television series including "Reign" and "...

33. Emmanuelle Seigner

Actress | Bitter Moon

Emmanuelle Seigner is the daughter of a well known photographer and her mother is a journalist. She was born in Paris, France on June 22, 1966. Her grandfather was Louis Seigner, chairman of the Comédie Française and who also appeared in several movies. Emmanuelle was raised at a convent school . ...

34. Stacy Martin

Actress | Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Stacy Martin was born on March 20, 1990 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013), All the Money in the World (2017) and The Serpent (2021).

35. Lizzie Brocheré

Actress | Full Contact

Lizzie Brocheré was born on March 22, 1985 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for Full Contact (2015), Rings (2017) and American Horror Story (2011).

36. Virginie Ledoyen

Actress | 8 femmes

Virginie Ledoyen was born Virginie Fernandez on 15 November 1976 in Aubervilliers, near Paris. At the age of 2, she was already shooting advertisements for television. At 9, she started going to the École des Enfants du Spectacle, and made her film debut at 10 in What Every Frenchwoman Wants (1986)....

37. Louis Leterrier

Director | The Incredible Hulk

Louis Leterrier is a French film director and producer. He notably directed the first two Transporter films, Unleashed, The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans, Now You See Me, Tower of Strength and The Brothers Grimsby. He also directed episodes of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix ...

38. Tom Leeb

Actor | Papillon

Tom Leeb was born on March 21, 1989 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Papillon (2017), Subtitles (2013) and Overdrive (2017).

39. Yeardley Smith

Actress | The Simpsons

Offbeat comic actress and voice specialist Yeardley Smith has made a virtue out of her odd looks, small figure and distinctive, child-like nasal tones. Lending vocal life to the animated role of "Lisa Simpson," the intelligent, caring, saxophone-droning, vegetarian member of the Simpson family, has...

40. Louis Garrel

Actor | The Dreamers

Louis Garrel was born on June 14, 1983 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for The Dreamers (2003), Little Women (2019) and Love Songs (2007). He has been married to Laetitia Casta since June 10, 2017. They have one child. He was previously married to Golshifteh Farahani.

41. Olivier Martinez

Actor | Unfaithful

Olivier Martinez comes from a working-class family, raised in the Paris suburbs. He left school at an early age, holding various pick-up jobs such as salesman for jeans. Friends urged him to try acting, and at age 23 he enrolled in the International Conservatory of Paris. After several television ...

42. Julie Dreyfus

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Julie Dreyfus was born in Paris, France. After studying interior design, she moved to Japan as a young adult and made her debut on Japanese T.V. She became fluent in Japanese and English and appeared in several American movies as well. She is very well known in Japan but is also known ...

43. Roxane Duran

Actress | Marie Antoinette

Roxane Duran was born (27 January 1993) and raised in Paris, France. She's fluent in French, English and German. Her film debut was in Michael Haneke 's The White Ribbon (2009), Palme d'or of the Cannes film festival 2009. Alternating ever since between cinema and theater, Roxane Duran is currently...

44. Mathieu Kassovitz

Actor | Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

Mathieu Kassovitz was born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, France. He is an actor and director, known for Amélie (2001), La haine (1995) and The Fifth Element (1997). He is married to Julie Mauduech. They have one child.

45. Adèle Haenel

Actress | Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Adèle Haenel was born on February 11, 1989 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Love at First Fight (2014) and The Unknown Girl (2016).

46. Ella Rumpf

Actress | Grave

Ella Rumpf was born on February 4, 1995 in Paris, France. She is an actress, known for Raw (2016), Tiger Girl (2017) and War (2014).

47. François Truffaut

Writer | La nuit américaine

French director François Truffaut began to assiduously go to the movies at age seven. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic, who became his protector. Bazin helped the ...

48. Maria Schneider

Actress | Ultimo tango a Parigi

Maria Schneider was a French actress. At age 19 she became famous for Bernardo Bertolucci's film Last Tango in Paris (1972), and The Passenger (1975).

As a teenager, she adored films, going to the cinema up to four times a week. She left home at 15 after an argument with her mother and went to Paris...

49. Morgane Polanski

Actress | The Ghost Writer

Morgane Polanski was born on January 20, 1993 in Paris, France. She is an actress and director, known for The Ghost Writer (2010), The French Dispatch (2021) and The Wife (2017).

50. Jeanne Moreau

Actress | Jules et Jim

When people gave Louis Malle credit for making a star of Jeanne Moreau in Elevator to the Gallows (1958) immediately followed by The Lovers (1958), he would point out that Moreau by that time had already been "recognized as the prime stage actress of her generation." She had made it to the Comédie ...


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