Ludivine Sagnier

Ludivine Sagnier

  • Highest Rated: 100% Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% Lou! Journal Infime (2015)
  • Birthday: Jul 3, 1979
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A blonde beauty who often draws comparisons to such legendary French sexpots as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier may well follow in their formidable footsteps thanks to unforgettable roles in such features as Swimming Pool and 8 Women. Regardless of her onscreen sex appeal, however, Sagnier readily insists that what she really wants to be known for is her ability to truly own the characters she portrays onscreen. While her delicate but sometimes haunting beauty may well be the first thing audiences notice when she appears onscreen, it will no doubt be her frequently challenging characters that remain with them long after the credits have rolled and the house lights have gone up. A product of La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, Sagnier made her film debut in director Alain Resnais' I Want to Go Home (1989) at just ten years old before holding her own opposite French screen legend Gérard Depardieu in 1990's Cyrano de Bergerac. In the years that followed, the rising starlet essayed a series of television roles before breaking out as something of a muse to director François Ozon in such features as Water Drops on Burning Rocks and 8 Women. By this point, her popularity was no longer limited to French audiences, and by the time Sagnier portrayed the enigmatic Julie in Ozon's international breakthrough Swimming Pool, critics were sitting up to take notice as well. If the idea of sharing the screen with such larger-than-life childhood influences as Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, and Fanny Ardant in 8 Women seemed intimidating to Sagnier at first, the fact that she would ultimately share a European Film Award with the actresses as a result of the film proved both a confidence booster and a testament to her remarkable skills before the camera. Frequently stating in interviews that she has a habit of immersing herself in her characters so deeply that it is difficult to "turn off" when the cameras stop rolling, Sagnier has shown a dedication to her craft that is as undeniable as it is effective. In 2003, she appeared in no less than five films, including a turn as the titular tart of director Claude Miller's La Petite Lili (an adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull), the mysterious Julie of Swimming Pool, and Tinkerbell in director P.J. Hogan's live-action adaptation of Peter Pan -- the latter of which found the girl voted a "Shooting Star" by European Film Promotion in 2001 and served as her Hollywood debut. Despite the fact that her appearances in both Peter Pan and the English-language Swimming Pool seemed to find Sagnier poised for stateside success, the actress frequently insists that she is perfectly comfortable with her low-profile screen status and has no particular plans to pursue a full-time Hollywood career. Following her appearance in Peter Pan, Sagnier prepared for roles in director Xavier Giannoli's La Belle Image and Barbet Schroeder's The Death Instinct -- a cinematic retelling of the exploits of legendary French criminal Jacques Mesrine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

80% The Truth (La vérité) Amy 2020
No Score Yet Fourmi Chloé 2019
No Score Yet A Bigger World (Un monde plus grand) Louise 2019
No Score Yet Lola & Her Brothers (Lola et ses frères) Lola 2019
17% Lou! Journal Infime Emma 2015
65% Love Is In The Air Julie $6.5K 2014
No Score Yet Tristesse Club Chloé 2014
56% Beloved Madeleine (Younger) $0.2M 2012
64% Love Crime Isabelle $0.6M 2011
55% The Devil's Double Sarrab $1.4M 2011
87% A Monster in Paris Maud $1.1M 2011
81% Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 Sylvie Jeanjacquot 2010
82% Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) Sylvia Jeanjacquot $0.6M 2010
No Score Yet Lily Sometimes (pieds Nus Sur Les Limaces) Lily Dreyer 2010
No Score Yet Death Instinct (L' Instinct de Mort) Actor 2008
74% La Fille Coupée en Deux (The Girl Cut in Two) (A Girl Cut in Two) Gabrielle Aurore Deneige $0.5M 2008
80% Un Secret (A Secret) Hannah $0.5M 2008
61% Love Songs Julie Pommeraye 2008
69% Molière Celimene $0.5M 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime Claire $4.9M 2007
No Score Yet La Californie Actor 2006
No Score Yet Foon Actor 2005
No Score Yet Une aventure Actor 2005
66% La Petite Lili Lili 2004
76% Peter Pan Tinkerbell $48.5M 2003
83% Swimming Pool Julie $10M 2003
No Score Yet Petites coupures Nathalie 2003
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Catherine 2002
66% My Wife Is an Actress Geraldine $0.8M 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Hortense 2002
No Score Yet Children's Play (Un jeu d'enfants) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Great Idea Actor 2001
74% Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes (Water Drops on Burning Rocks) Anna 2000
43% Les enfants du siècle (The Children of the Century) Hermine de Musset 1999
100% Cyrano De Bergerac The Little Sister 1990
No Score Yet I Want to Go Home Actor 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The New Pope
2020
Esther
  • 2020
  • 2019
78% The Young Pope
2017
Ester Esther Ester Aubry
  • 2017
No Score Yet Napoleón
2003
Hortense de Beauharnais

QUOTES FROM Ludivine Sagnier CHARACTERS

Sarrab
Are you really the president's son?
Latif Yahia
You know what they say on TV. We are all the president's sons.
Sarrab
uday- i made you latif, i made you
Uday Hussein
I made you, Latif, I made you.