Virginie Ledoyen

Virginie Ledoyen

  • Highest Rated: 100% L'eau froide (Cold Water) (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% The Beach (2000)
  • Birthday: Nov 15, 1976
  • Birthplace: Aubervilliers, France
  • Hailed as everything from the "leadeuse" of the new generation of French actresses to a young Isabelle Adjani or Sophie Marceau, Virginie Ledoyen is one of the fastest rising stars of the early 21st century. Bearing a dark-eyed, agile beauty, Ledoyen has brought fresh, bona fide talent to the face of both French and international cinema.Born in Aubervilliers on November 15, 1976, Ledoyen got her first taste of show business when, as a five-year-old model, she was used for an advertisement made by a friend of her mother's. The experience got her hooked on acting, and at the age of seven she began attending the Parisian drama school l'Ecole du Spectacle. Three years later, she appeared in her first film, Les exploits d'un jeune Don Juan, and a year after that, she began acting on the stage. The early '90s saw Ledoyen began to do steady film work, with a small part in the bedroom comedy Les Marmottes (1993) followed by two strong leading roles in Olivier Assayas' L'eau froide (1994) and Benoît Jacquot's La vie de Marianne (1994). She again worked with Jacquot in 1995's La fille seule, in which she starred as a pregnant young hotel worker who goes about her job after telling her sullen boyfriend she intends to have his baby. The film, which focused almost solely on Ledoyen for 90 minutes, was something of a surprise art house hit in the States, and Ledoyen's performance earned her a César nomination. Thanks to the film's success and a strong supporting performance in Claude Chabrol's La Cérémonie that same year, the young actress was soon taking calls from such directors as Woody Allen and Abel Ferrara. Following a supporting role in Hong Kong director Edward Yang's Mahjong (1996), Ledoyen starred as a young musician whose sudden fame causes her to engage in all sorts of questionable behavior in Héroïnes (1997); although the film received mixed reviews, Ledoyen's work was widely praised. The following year, her recognition and respect continued to grow, thanks to solid work in no less than four films. En Plein Coeur featured her as a petty criminal who becomes involved with an older, wealthy man, while Assayas's Fin Aout Debut Septembre was a romantic ensemble drama that cast Ledoyen as a young designer who navigates the uncertainties of love.In Olivier Duscatel's acclaimed musical comedy about AIDS, Jeanne et le Garçon Formidable, the actress played a young woman who finds her perfect guy in a man who happens to be HIV-positive and earned a Best Actress award at the Paris Film Festival for her work. That same year, she had a small but pivotal role in Merchant-Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, which succeeded in introducing her to a new audience. But however successful that film may have been in widening Ledoyen's fan base, it was nothing compared to the hype surrounding the actress' starring role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach (2000), Danny Boyle's adaptation of Alex Garland's novel about paradise found and then brutally lost.


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No Score Yet Rémi sans famille Actor 2019
No Score Yet Notre dame Coco 2019
No Score Yet MILF Cécile 2018
67% Rabid Dogs (Enragés) La femme 2016
No Score Yet Ablations Léa Cartalas 2014
No Score Yet Un Autre Vie Actor 2014
No Score Yet Une autre vie (Another Life) Dolorès 2013
93% Farewell, My Queen Gabrielle de Polignac $0.7M 2012
No Score Yet La fille seule (A Single Girl) Actor 2011
88% Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) Mélinée Manouchian $35.9K 2010
No Score Yet Tout ce qui brille (All That Glitters) Agathe 2010
78% Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) Judith $0.4M 2009
63% A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur) Actor 2008
63% London mon amour (Mes amis, mes amours) Actor 2008
67% The Backwoods (Bosque de sombras) Lucy 2008
No Score Yet London mon amour Audrey 2008
65% Holly Marie 2007
70% The Valet Emilie $2.2M 2007
No Score Yet Saint Ange (House of Voices) Actor 2004
76% Bon Voyage Camille $2.3M 2004
No Score Yet House of Voices Actor 2004
No Score Yet Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose? Actor 2003
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) Suzon 2002
No Score Yet De L'amour Actor 2001
No Score Yet Les Miserables Actor 2001
75% A Single Girl Valerie 2000
20% The Beach Francoise 2000
82% Late August, Early September Anne 1999
60% Jeanne and the Perfect Guy Jeanne 1999
No Score Yet En Plein Coeur (In All Innocence) Cécile Maudet 1998
77% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Billy's Mother 1998
No Score Yet Héroïnes Johanna 1997
No Score Yet Ma 6-T Va Crack-er Herself 1997
No Score Yet La Vie de Marianne Actor 1997
No Score Yet Mahjong Marthe 1996
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) Melinda 1995
100% L'eau froide (Cold Water) Christine 1994


Richard, this is just the kind of pretentious bullshit that Americans always say to French girls so they can sleep with them.