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France, officially the French Republic, is a country located primarily in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Metropolitan France shares borders with Belgium and Luxembourg to the north, Germany to the north east, Switzerland to the east, Italy and Monaco to the south east, Andorra and Spain to the south, and a maritime border with the United Kingdom to the north west. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea. Its overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions (five of which are overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and have a total population of 68.4 million as of January 2024. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Nantes, and Nice. ... ()

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Gabriel Guevara(23)

Actor | Spain (ES)

Gabriel Guevara is a Spanish actor, known for Charter (2020), Skam España (2018) and HIT (2020).

Eva Green(44)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Eva Gaëlle Green,born July 6th 1980,is a French actress and model. She started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 inBernardo Bertolucci's controversialThe Dreamers. She achieved international recognition when she appeared inRidley Scott'sKingdom of Heaven, and portrayedVesper Lyndin theJames BondfilmCasino Royale. In 2006, Green was awarded theBAFTARising Star Award.

Timothée Chalamet(28)

Actor | Manhattan, New York City, New York (US)

Timothée Hal Chalamet (born December 27, 1995) is an American actor. He began his career appearing in the drama series Homeland in 2012. Two years later, hemade his film debut in the comedy-drama Men, Women & Children and appeared in Christopher Nolan's science fiction film Interstellar. He came into attention in Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age film Call Me by Your Name (2017). Alongside supporting roles in Greta Gerwig's films Lady Bird (2017) and Little Women (2019), he took on starring roles in Beautiful Boy (2018) and Dune (2021).

Alain Delon(88)

Actor | Sceaux, Seine (FR)

Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon is a French-Swiss actor. He rose quickly to stardom, and by the age of 23 was already being compared to French actors such as Gérard Philipe and Jean Marais, as well as American actor James Dean. He was even called the male Brigitte Bardot.Over the course of his career, Delon has worked with many well-known directors, including Luchino Visconti, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, Michelangelo Antonioni and Louis Malle.Delon acquired Swiss citizenship on September 23, 1999, and the company managing products sold under his name is based in Geneva. He is a citizen of the community of Chêne-Bougeries in the canton of Geneva.

Jean Reno(75)

Actor | Casablanca (MA)

Jean Reno (born 30 July 1948) is a French actor of Andalusian Spanish descent. Working in French, English, and Italian, he has appeared not only in numerous successful Hollywood productions such as The Pink Panther, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, Ronin and Couples Retreat, but also in European productions such as the French films Les Visiteurs (1993) and Léon (1994) along with the 2005 Italian film The Tiger and the Snow.

Adèle Exarchopoulos(30)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Adèle Exarchopoulos (born 22 November 1993 in Paris) is a French actress. She is best known for her leading role as Adèle in Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013), for which she earned international attention and critical acclaim; at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, she became the youngest person in the history of the festival to be awarded the Palme d'Or. For her performance in Blue Is the Warmest Colour, she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, the César Award for Most Promising Actress, and the Trophée Chopard Award for Female Revelation of the Year, among dozens of other accolades.

Anouk Aimée(† 92)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Nicole Françoise Florence Dreyfus (27 April 1932 – 18 June 2024), known professionally as Anouk Aimée (French: [anuk ɛme]) or Anouk, was a French film actress who appeared in 70 films from 1947 until 2019. Having begun her film career at age 14, she studied acting and dance in her early years, besides her regular education. Although the majority of her films were French, she also made films in Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany, along with some American productions. Among her films are Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1960), after which she was considered a "rising star who exploded" onto the film world. She subsequently acted in Fellini's 8½ (1963), Jacques Demy's Lola (1961), George Cukor's Justine (1969), Bernardo Bertolucci's Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man (1981), and Robert Altman's Prêt à Porter (1994). She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her acting in A Man and a Woman (1966). The film "virtually reignited the lush on-screen romance in an era of skeptical modernism", and brought her international fame. She won the Award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for Marco Bellocchio's film A Leap in the Dark (1980). In 2002, she received an honorary César Award, France's national film award. Aimée was known for her "striking features" and beauty, and considered "one of the hundred sexiest stars in film history", according to a 1995 poll conducted by Empire magazine. She often portrayed a femme fatale with a melancholy aura. In the 1960s, Life magazine commented: "after each picture her enigmatic beauty lingered" in the memories of her audience, and called her "the Left Bank's most beautiful resident".

Nassim Lyes(36)

Actor | Nîmes (FR)

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Sofia Boutella(42)

Actress | Bab El Oued, Algiers (DZ)

Sofia Boutella (Arabic: صوفيا بوتلة; born 3 April 1982) is an Algerian actress, dancer and model. She is known for her roles in the films Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Star Trek Beyond (2016), The Mummy (2017), Climax (2018), Rebel Moon (2023) and Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver (2024).

Emmanuelle Béart(60)

Actress | Gassin (FR)

Emmanuelle Béart is a French film actress, who has appeared in over 50 film and television productions since 1972. Béart won a César Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Manon des Sources (1986). She has been nominated a further seven times for Most Promising Actress and Best Actress.

Gaia Weiss(32)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Gaia Weiss is a French model and actress. Weiss's filmography includes Mary Queen of Scots, The Legend of Hercules, Vikings and Serial Teachers 2.

Léa Seydoux(39)

Actress | Passy, Paris (FR)

Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne (born 1 July 1985) is a French actor. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress (2007) and On War (2008). Seydoux first came to attention after she won the Trophée Chopard and received her first César Award nomination, for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008).In the years that followed, Seydoux began appearing in minor roles in high-profile Hollywood films, including Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009), Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (2010), Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011) and the action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). In French cinema during this period, she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for a second time for her role in Belle Épine (2010) and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012).Seydoux came to widespread attention in 2013 when she was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a lesbian art student in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour, along with its film director Abdellatif Kechiche and her co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos. That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She gained further international attention for her appearance as Bond girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre (2015), a role which she reprised in No Time to Die (2021). Since then, she has continued to appear in major English-speaking roles in The Lobster (2015), in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch (2021), and in the Hideo Kojima video game Death Stranding (2019).

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Sophie Marceau(57)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Sophie Marceau (French: [sɔfi maʁso]) born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu, is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La Boum (1980) and La Boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress.In February 1980, Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers. Marceau had photos taken at the agency, but did not think anything would come of it. At the same time, Françoise Menidrey, the casting director for Claude Pinoteau's La Boum (1980), asked modelling agencies to recommend a new teenager for the project. After viewing the rushes, Alain Poiré, the director of the Gaumont Film Company, signed Marceau to a long-term contract. La Boum was a hit movie, not only in France, where 4,378,500 tickets were sold, but also in several other European countries.This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

Marion Cotillard(48)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Marion Cotillard (French: [maʁjɔ̃ kɔtijaʁ] ; born 30 September 1975) is a French actress. She has appeared in independent films and blockbusters in both European and Hollywood productions and her accolades include an Academy Award from two nominations, a British Academy Film Award from two nominations, two César Awards from eight nominations, a European Film Award from two nominations, a Golden Globe Award from four nominations, a Lumières Award from two nominations and a Chopard Trophy. She became a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France in 2010 and was promoted to Officer in 2016, the same year she was named a Knight of the Legion of Honour. She has served as a spokeswoman for Greenpeace since 2001. Cotillard was the face of the Lady Dior handbag from 2008 to 2017, and since 2020, she has been the face of the fragrance Chanel No. 5. Cotillard started acting as a child in theatre and TV films. At the age of 17, she had her first English-language role in the TV series Highlander (1993), and made her feature film debut in The Story of a Boy Who Wanted to Be Kissed (1994). Her breakthrough came in the successful French film Taxi (1998), which earned her a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress. She made her Hollywood debut with a small role in Big Fish (2003); won her first César Award for Best Supporting Actress for A Very Long Engagement (2004), and had her first major English-language role in A Good Year (2006). For her portrayal of French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (2007), Cotillard won her second César Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Lumières Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first and (as of 2024) only actor to win an Academy Award for a French-language performance, and also the second actress to have won this award for a non-English language performance. Cotillard earned several critics' awards for The Immigrant (2013) and Two Days, One Night (2014), three more Golden Globe nominations for Nine (2009), Rust and Bone (2012), and Annette (2021), and received a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for Two Days, One Night in 2015, her second nomination for a French-language film, becoming one of only seven actors to receive multiple Academy Award nominations for non-English language performances. She has continued to star in major English-language films such as Public Enemies (2009), Inception (2010), Contagion (2011), Midnight in Paris (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Macbeth (2015), Allied (2016), Annette (2021), and Lee (2023). Since 2005, Cotillard has been playing Joan of Arc on stage in several countries in the oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake. She has also narrated several documentaries and provided voice acting for the animated films Happy Feet (2006), The Little Prince (2015), April and the Extraordinary World (2015), Minions (2015), Charlotte (2021), and The Inventor (2023). Her other notable French, Belgian and Canadian films include La Belle Verte (1996), Pretty Things (2001), Love Me If You Dare (2003), Dikkenek (2006), Little White Lies (2010), It's Only the End of the World (2016), and Little Girl Blue (2023).

Isabelle Adjani(69)

Actress | Gennevilliers, Hauts-de-Seine (FR)

Isabelle Yasmine Adjani (born 27 June 1955) is a French film actress and singer. Adjani has appeared in 30 films since 1970. She holds the record for most César Award for Best Actress with five, for Possession (1981), One Deadly Summer (1983), Camille Claudel (1988), Queen Margot (1994) and Skirt Day (2009). She was also given a double Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1981. She also received two Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She performs in French, English, and German.

Kristin Scott Thomas(64)

Actress | Redruth, Cornwall, England (GB)

Dame Kristin Ann Scott Thomas (born 24 May 1960) is a British actress who also holds French citizenship. A five-time BAFTA Award and Olivier Award nominee, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) and the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2008 for the Royal Court revival of The Seagull. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in The English Patient (1996).Scott Thomas made her film debut in Under the Cherry Moon (1986), and won the Evening Standard Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer for A Handful of Dust (1988). Her work includes Bitter Moon (1992), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Horse Whisperer (1998), Gosford Park (2001), The Valet (2006), and Tell No One (2007). She won the European Film Award for Best Actress for Philippe Claudel's I've Loved You So Long (2008). Her other films include Leaving (2009), Love Crime (2010), Sarah's Key (2010), Nowhere Boy (2010), The Woman in the Fifth (2011), Only God Forgives (2013), Darkest Hour (2017), and Tomb Raider (2018).She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2003 Birthday Honours and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama. She was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by the French government in 2005.

Déborah Révy(37)

Actress | Lyon (FR)

Déborah Révy was born on March 10, 1987 in Lyon, Rhône, France. She is an actress, known for Love (2015), Desire (2011) and My Little Princess (2011).

Jean-Louis Trintignant(† 91)

Actor | Piolenc, Vaucluse (FR)

Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant (French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ lwi tʁɛ̃tiɲɑ̃]; 11 December 1930 – 17 June 2022) was a French actor. He made his theatrical debut in 1951, and went on to be regarded as one of the best French dramatic actors of the post-war era. He starred in many classic films of European cinema, and worked with many prominent auteur directors, including Roger Vadim, Costa-Gavras, Claude Lelouch, Claude Chabrol, Bernardo Bertolucci, Éric Rohmer, François Truffaut, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Michael Haneke. He made a critical and commercial breakthrough in And God Created Woman (1956), followed by a starmaking romantic turn in A Man and a Woman (1966). He won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 1968 Berlin International Film Festival for his performance in The Man Who Lies and the Best Actor Award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival for Costa-Gavras's Z. Trintignant's other notable films include The Great Silence (1968), My Night at Maud's (1969), The Conformist (1970), Three Colours: Red (1994), and The City of Lost Children (1995). He won the 2013 César Award for Best Actor for his role in Michael Haneke's Amour.

Golshifteh Farahani(41)

Actress | Tehran (IR)

Golshifteh Farahani (گلشیفته فراهانی) was born on 10th July 1983 and is an international Iranian actress. She has dual Iranian and French nationality. Golshifteh Farahani started her acting career in theatre at the age of 6. Since then she has played in more than 40 films, many of which have been screened or awarded at international festivals. Amongst her famous Iranian films are Bahman Ghobadi's Half Moon, Dariush Mehrjui's Santoori , Rasool Mollagholipour's M for Mother and Asghar Farhadi's About Elly. Starring in Ridley Scotts Body of Lies (2008), alongside Leonardo Di Caprio and Russel Crowe, Golshifteh Farahani became the first Iranian to act in a major Hollywood production. She has also played in Paterson (2016) with Adam Driver, in the last Pirates of the Caribbean (2017) and in the French movie Santa & Cie (2017).

Gérard Depardieu(75)

Actor | Châteauroux, Indre (FR)

Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu (born 27 December 1948) is a French actor, film-maker, businessman and vineyard owner. He is one of the most prolific character actors in film history, having completed approximately 170 movies since 1967. He has twice won theCésar Awardfor Best Actor as well as theGolden Globeaward for Best Actor inGreen Card. After he garnered huge critical acclaim for the title role inCyrano de Bergerac, which landed him a nomination for anAcademy Award, Depardieu acted in many big budgetHollywoodmovies. He is a Chevalier of theLégion d'honneurand Chevalier of theOrdre national du Mérite. He was granted citizenship ofRussiain January 2013 and the same month became a cultural ambassador ofMontenegro. In 2015 he left Russia declaring that he intends to give up the citizenship and to live inBelgium.

Juliette Binoche(60)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Juliette Binoche (French pronunciation: [ʒyljɛt binɔʃ]; born 9 March 1964) is a French actress. She has appeared in more than 60 films, particularly in French and English languages, and has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and a César Award. Binoche first gained recognition for working with such auteur directors as Jean-Luc Godard (Hail Mary, 1985), Jacques Doillon (Family Life, 1985), and André Téchiné; the latter made her a star in France with a leading role in his drama Rendez-vous (1985). She won the Volpi Cup and César Award for Best Actress for her performance as a grieving music composer in Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colours: Blue (1993) and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a nurse in The English Patient (1996). For starring in the romantic film Chocolat (2000), Binoche received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2010, she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as an antiques dealer in Abbas Kiarostami's Certified Copy. Binoche has since starred in such films as Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), High Life (2018) and The Taste of Things (2023). Binoche has appeared on stage intermittently, most notably in a 1998 London production of Luigi Pirandello's Naked and in a 2000 production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal on Broadway for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. In 2008, she began a world tour with a modern dance production in-i devised in collaboration with Akram Khan.

Clémence Poésy(41)

Actress | L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne (FR)

Clémence Guichard (born 30 October 1982), known professionally as Clémence Poésy, is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy studied drama and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace, and the lead role as Elise Wassermann in the 24-episode series The Tunnel.

Catherine Deneuve(80)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Catherine Deneuve (born 22 October 1943) is a French actress. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion (1965) and Belle de jour (1967). Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her performance in Indochine; she also won César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). Considered one of France's most successful actresses, she has also appeared in seven English-language films, most notably the 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël.

Bérénice Bejo(48)

Actress | Buenos Aires (AR)

Bérénice Bejo (born July 7, 1976 in Buenos Aires) is a French - Argentine actress, best known for her role inThe Artist (2011), for which shereceived a nomination for Best Supporting Actressat the Academy Awards and won her theCésar Award for Best Actress. She also wonBest Actressat the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 for her performance inThe Past.

Audrey Fleurot(47)

Actress | Mantes-sur-Seine, Seine-et-Oise [now Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines] (FR)

Audrey Fleurot is a French actress, born July 6, 1977 in Mantes-la-Jolie in the Yvelines.She became known to the general public through the role of the Lady of the Lake in Kaamelott (2005-2009). It confirms with those of Josephine Karlsson in Engrenages (2005-2020) and Hortense Larcher in Un village français (2009-2017).At the same time, she broke into the cinema by playing in the hit film Intouchables (2011). Alternating first and secondary roles, she led a prolific career from then on and appeared in particular in The Flower of Age (2012), But who re-killed Pamela Rose? (2012), Pop Redemption (2013), The Real Life of Teachers (2013), The Queens of the Ring (2013), Fonzy (2013), The Brotherhood of Tears (2013), The Gazelles (2014), Beautiful as a Woman Another (2014), Under the Girls' Skirts (2014), The Canterville Ghost (2016), The Ideal (2016), etc.She did not neglect television, however, and she played, in particular, in the Netflix miniseries, Safe (2017) and Le Bazar de la Charité (2019) before experiencing major success with HPI (2021 and 2022) by holding a again the leading role.

Élodie Yung(43)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Yung was born in Paris on February 22, 1981. Her mother is French and her father is of Cambodian origin. She graduated from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and also has a Master Degree in Law from La Sorbonne. She has practiced Karate for over ten years. Her first roles were on TV. Following her 2004 film debut as female lead Tsu in Les fils du vent she played the gang lord Tao in District 13: Ultimatum. Yung returned to TV for the successful police series, Les Bleus, premiers pas dans la police seasons 1-3, with Clémentine Célarié, and Mhamed Arezski. Yung appeared in the 2011 film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as Miriam Wu, a romantic interest of Lisbeth Salander. In March 29, 2013, she will appear on the silver screen as ninja member Jinx of the Joe squad in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Alexa Davalos(42)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Alexa Davalos Dunas (born May 28, 1982) is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by other television roles and some Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) and Defiance (2008). In the late 2010s, she starred as Juliana Crain, the main character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle. She also played Special Agent Kristin Gaines in the CBS drama series FBI: Most Wanted (2021–2023).

Vincent Cassel(57)

Actor | Paris (FR)

Vincent Cassel (born 23 November 1966) is a French actor. He first achieved recognition for his performance as a troubled French Jewish youth in Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 film La Haine, for which he received two César Award nominations. He garnered wide recognition with English-speaking audiences for his performances in Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007), as well as Eastern Promises (2007), Black Swan (2010), and Jason Bourne (2016). Cassel is also renowned for playing the infamous French bank-robber Jacques Mesrine in Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One (both in 2008). In 2020, he portrayed Engerraund Serac in the HBO television series Westworld.

Romy Schneider(† 43)

Actress | Vienna (AT)

Romy Schneider (born Rosemarie Magdalena Albach, 23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was a German-French actress. She began her career in the German heimatfilm genre in the early 1950s when she was 15. From 1955 to 1957, she played the central character of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the Austrian Sissi trilogy, and later reprised the role in a more mature version in Visconti's Ludwig (1973). Schneider moved to France, where she made successful and critically acclaimed films with some of the most notable film directors of that era.

Brigitte Bardot(89)

Actress | Paris (FR)

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934) is a French former fashion model, actress and singer, and animal rights activist.In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 films, became world-famous due to her role in her then-husband Roger Vadim's controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 cult film, Contempt. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film, Viva Maria!.She caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business Bardot starred in 47 films, performed in numerous musical shows, and recorded 80 songs. She was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1985 but refused to receive it.After her retirement, Bardot established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 1990s, she became controversial due to her criticism of immigration, Islamization and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for "inciting racial hatred".

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