Ludivine Sagnier

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Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier 2013.jpg
Ludivine Sagnier in 2013
Born(1979-07-03) 3 July 1979 (age 35)
La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
OccupationActress, model
Years active1989–present
Children2 daughters
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Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier 2013.jpg
Ludivine Sagnier in 2013
Born(1979-07-03) 3 July 1979 (age 35)
La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France
OccupationActress, model
Years active1989–present
Children2 daughters

Ludivine Sagnier (born 3 July 1979) is a French actress and model, who has appeared in films since 1989. She was nominated for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Swimming Pool (2003) and Un secret (2007).

Personal life[edit]

Sagnier was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in the département of Yvelines, France; her mother is a retired secretary and her father is a professor of English at the Paris University.[1] She started taking acting classes at a young age and made her film debut at age 10 in I Want to Go Home and Les maris, les femmes, les amants (both released in 1989).[citation needed]

She is a supporter of the Socialist Party in France. She has a daughter, Bonnie, with former partner actor Nicolas Duvauchelle. She is in a relationship with director Kim Chapiron; the two have a daughter named Ly Lan, born in 2009.


Sagnier at the Toronto Film Festival, 2007.

In 2001, Sagnier was named one of the Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion.[citation needed] She was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 8 Women (2002). She performed in two films in competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, La Petite Lili and Swimming Pool, both released in the same year. Also in 2003, she won the Prix Romy Schneider.[citation needed]

Sagnier has appeared nude in extended scenes in several films, including Water Drops on Burning Rocks, Bon plan (both released in 2000) and La Petite Lili. In the Francois Ozon's film Swimming Pool, Sagnier appears topless in more than half of her scenes in the film.[2] Addressing this issue, Sagnier told Playboy: "I'm much more confident in front of a camera, hidden by a character, enhanced by makeup, so I can go much further than I can in real life. Sexual acting is painful, because even though you're pretending, you have the skin of the person in front of you, and it's not the skin you wish you had. After that, you run into the shower to get rid of everything".[3]

She appeared in P. J. Hogan's 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan as Tinker Bell.

Three films starring Ludivine Sagnier screened in Los Angeles in 2011. Pieds nus sur les limaces (Lily Sometimes) was shown at the City of Angels, City of Light Festival in April. Love Crime and The Devil's Double were shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June.[4]


1989Les Maris, les Femmes, les AmantsÉlodie
I Want to Go HomeLa petite fille de la place du village
1990Le pont du silenceLe petite filleshort
Cyrano de BergeracThe Little Sister
1992La famille FontaineAnne-SophieTV series
Vacances au purgatoireSophieTV movie
1996Le secret d'IrisMylèneTV movie
1997101 Dalmatians: The SeriesLuckyTV Series
French dub
1998Meurtres sans risqueVirginie GallaisTV movie
À nous deux la vieCharlotteTV movie
Passion interditeEstelleTV movie
1999Mission protection rapprochéeMelinda MooresTV series
Mon frèreSophieshort
Le ciel, les oiseaux,... et ta mère!Dance girl 1
RembrandtCornelia van Rijn
RecessAshley SpinelliTV series
French dub
Children of the CenturyHermine de Musset
Acide animéAnnashort
Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actress
2000La banquiseAnna KowalskiTV movie
Water Drops on Burning RocksAnna
Des monstres a l'état purGinnieTV short
Bon planClémentine
2001Un jeu d'enfantsDaphnée
My Wife Is an ActressGéraldine
20028 WomenCatherineBerlin International Film Festival: Outstanding Artistic Achievement (shared with the ensemble cast)
European Film Award for Best Actress (shared with the ensemble cast)
Nominated — César Award for Most Promising Actress
Marie MarmailleMarieTV movie
Les frères HéliasVictoireshort
NapoléonHortenseTV mini-series
NavarroVanessa BergerTV series
2003Petites coupuresNathalie
La légende de ParvaLulavoice
Swimming PoolJulieNominated — Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (2nd place)
Nominated — César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — European Film Awards: Audience Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
La Petite LiliLiliSilver Hugo Award for Best Actress
Peter PanTinker BellNominated — Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in an Effects Film
2005Une aventureGabrielle
FoonLa reine du bal de l'an dernier
2006Paris, je t'aimeClairesegment "Parc Monceau"
French CaliforniaHelène
Coup de sangLa serveuse
Love SongsJulie Pommeraye
A Girl Cut in TwoGabrielle Aurore Deneige
A SecretHannah Golda Stirn/GrinbergNominated — César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008MesrineSylvia Jeanjacquot
2010Lily SometimesLily Dreyer
Love CrimeIsabelle Guérin
2011The Devil's DoubleSarrab
The BelovedMadeleine jeune
A Monster in ParisMaudVoice role
2013Love Is in the AirJulie
2014Lou! Journal infimeLa mère
Tristesse ClubChloé
La résistance de l'airDelphine


  1. ^ Tang, Jean (6 July 2003). "MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE". The Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ Dermansky, Marcy. "Swimming Pool". Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. ^ Walton, Rob. "Woman on the Verge - Ludivine Sagnier". Playboy. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ Lawlor, Michael Jack. "Ludivine Sagnier's Wounded Souls". 

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