Virginie Ledoyen

Actor, Model
Possessing a unique blend of innocence and sexuality, the alarmingly pretty, almond-eyed Virginie Ledoyen has delivered performances every bit as striking as her good looks and has arguably become the preeminent French ... Read more »
Born: 11/15/1976 in France


Actor (35)

Rabid Dogs 2014 (Movie)


Ablations 2013 (Movie)


Love and Virtue 2013 (Movie)

Angelica (Actor)

Farewell, My Queen 2012 (Movie)

Gabrielle de Polignac (Actor)

Un autre vie 2012 (Movie)


The Army of Crime 2010 (Movie)

Mélinée Manouchian (Actor)

Tout Ce Qui Brille 2010 (Movie)

Agathe (Actor)

Shall We Kiss? 2009 (Movie)

Judith (Actor)

A Pain in the Ass 2008 (Movie)


Mes Amis, Mes Amours 2008 (Movie)

Audrey (Actor)

Holly 2007 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

The Valet 2007 (Movie)

Emilie (Actor)

Nathalie... 2006 (Movie)


The Backwoods 2006 (Movie)


Bon Voyage 2004 (Movie)

Camille (Actor)

Saint Ange 2004 (Movie)


8 Women 2002 (Movie)

Suzon (Actor)

De l'amour 2001 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Les Miserables 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Beach 2000 (Movie)

Francoise (Actor)

Jeanne and the Perfect Guy 1999 (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

Late August, Early September 1999 (Movie)

Anne Rosenwald (Actor)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

Billy's Mother (Actor)

In All Innocence 1998 (Movie)

Cecile Maudet (Actor)

A Single Girl 1996 (Movie)

Valerie (Actor)

Crack 6-T 1996 (Movie)


Heroines 1996 (Movie)

Johanna (Actor)

La Cérémonie 1996 (Movie)

Melinda (Actor)

Mahjong 1996 (Movie)

Marthe (Actor)

Cold Water 1994 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Les Marmottes 1993 (Movie)


Le Voleur d'enfants 1991 (Movie)

Gabrielle--as a 15-Year-Old (Actor)

Mima 1990 (Movie)

Mima (Actor)

Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan 1986 (Movie)

Berthe (Actor)


Possessing a unique blend of innocence and sexuality, the alarmingly pretty, almond-eyed Virginie Ledoyen has delivered performances every bit as striking as her good looks and has arguably become the preeminent French actress of her generation. Along the way she has drawn comparisons to the likes of Jeanne Moreau, Brigitte Bardot, Isabelle Adjani and Sophie Marceau and seems poised to make her mark in English-language films as well. A model at the age of two, she began acting in commercials soon after and landed her first movie bit at age nine in "Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan/The Exploits of a Young Don Juan" (1987). She later starred as "Mima," the sweet child who sees the men who take her grandfather away to kill him in Philomene Esposito's attractive first feature, and played a teenager adopted by a bizarre Argentine expatriate (Marcello Mastroianni) in "Le Voleur d'enfants/The Children Thief" (both 1991).


Bernard Fernandez

sold second hand goods divorced from Ledoyen's mother

Olga Fernandez

divorced from Ledoyen's father remarried

Michel Fernandez


Iain Rogers

married as of September 2007

Lilas Rogers

born September 29, 2001 name means "Lilac" in French


Ecole des Enfants du Spectre

attended from age nine to age 16; studied dance, acting and piano in afternoon sessions



Co-starred with Daniel Auteuil in Francis Veber's "The Valet"


Appeared in the child trafficking drama, "Holly"


Appeared in "Bon voyage" with Gérard Depardieu


Appeared in Francois Ozon's "8 Femmes"


Acted in French miniseries version of "Les Miserables", starring Gerard Depardieu and John Malkovich; aired in USA on Fox Family Channel in January 2001


Reteamed with Canet to play a couple who encounter a traveler (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the triangular love story "The Beach", adapted from the cult novel by Alex Garland


Signed by L'Oreal as a commercial spokesperson


Attended Cannes as a representative of L'Oreal, one of the official partners of the festival; also a member of the jury to select the best short film


Reteamed with Assayas for fine ensemble pic, "Late August, Early September"


Starred opposite Guillaume Canet (as her bartender boyfriend) in "En Plain coeur/In All Innocence", a remake of the 1958 Brigitte Bardot film "En cas de malheur"; played the Bardot role of a young thief who has an affair with her lawyer


Made American film debut as a young mother who gives her son up for adoption in the Merchant Ivory production "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries"; first English-language role


Starred opposite Mathieu Demy in "Jeanne and the Perfect Guy", a musical recalling those directed by Demy's father Jacques (particularly "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" 1964 and "The Young Girls of Rochefort" 1967); earned Paris Film Festival Best Actress Aw


Appeared again in title role of Jacquot's "Marianne", a 90-minute distillation from the helmer's 1994 miniseries


Acted in Edward Yang's "Mahjong"


Had title role in Jacquot's "La Fille seule/A Single Girl"; received 1996 Cesar Award nomination as most promising young actress


Co-starred in Claude Chabrol's "La Ceremonie", alongside Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire


Initial collaboration with Benoit Jacquot, the French TV miniseries "La Vie de Marianne", adapted from the unfinished novel by 18th Century French writer Marivaux


Breakthrough role in "L'Eau froid/Cold Water", directed by Olivier Assayas


Appeared in the French telefilm "La Regle de l'homme"


Acted with Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Hugues Anglade in "Les Marmottes/The Groundhogs"


Directed by Marcel Carne in uncompleted "Mouche", put on hold in fall of the year due to bad weather and production insurance problems owing to the director's age and failing health


Had supporting role in "Le Voleur d'enfants/The Children Thief"


Played the title role of "Mima", a sweet 12-year-old who sees the men who take her grandfather away to kill him


At age nine, made stage acting debut in "L'affaire du courrier de Lyon" (date approximate)


Film debut, "The Exploits of a Young Don Juan"


Began modeling as a toddler at age two (date approximate)

Appeared in several television commercials as a child

Popular songs include "Mon amour, mon ami".

Raised in Paris

Bonus Trivia


Ledoyen is secretary general of "Pour le Tibet", a charitable organization that brings medical aid to Tibetan centers in the Himalayas and North India. In the spring of 1997, she spent a fortnight in India to learn more about the needs of the people there.