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Ludivine Sagnier


Ludivine Sagnier

Ludivine Sagnier

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Birth Date:

July 3, 1979.

Place of Birth:

La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France.

Double Exposure:

2003 was a break-out year for Ludivine Sagnier, who performed in two films that appeared at the Cannes festival: Swimming Pool and La Petite Lili.

About Appearing Nude And Sex Scenes:

Sagnier told Playboy Magazine: "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."


Sagnier gave birth to her daughter Bonnie on March, 25 2005. The father was French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle. The actress has said there very well might be less nudity in future roles.

Photo Gallery:

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Biography :

Thanks to Swimming Pool, Americans have just met France’s fastest rising star, Ludivine Sagnier (Tinker Bell in Peter Pan). They loved the scintillating young blonde so much that director François Ozon’s film has become one of the year’s biggest-grossing foreign movies in the U.S.

The welcome followed a staggering success at the 2003 year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Sagnier earned the rare privilege of a double exposure. She plays the title role in Claude Miller’s new release, La Petite Lili (based on Chekhov’s Seagull), which was in the Festival alongside Swimming Pool.

Peter Pan reveals yet another facet of this multi-talented actress as she plays the mischievous fairy, Tink. The film, which marks her first starring role in a major studio co-production, showcases her inspired originality and impish sense of humor.

The talented Parisian has worked with French filmmaker François Ozon more often than any other actress and starred in his features Water Drops on Burning Rocks and 8 Women. Her performance in the star-studded 8 Women earned her the Romy Schneider Award (given annually to a promising young French actress) plus a Cesar Award nomination (France’s equivalent of the Oscar®). Sagnier shared the European Film Academy Award for Best Actress and the Silver Bear Award at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival along with the film’s cast (which includes Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart and Virginie Ledoyen).

Sagnier’s feature film career also includes Diane Kurys’ The Children of the Century, Charles Matton’s Rembrandt, Laurent Tuel’s Jeu d’enfants, Yvan Attal’s My Wife is an Actress, and Pascal Bonitzer’s Petites Coupures. She played her first role in English in Ian Simpson’s Toothache.

Sagnier had an English language role in Paris , je t'aime in the segment The 17th arrondissement, in which she stars alongside Nick Nolte under Alfonso Cuaron's direction.

Ludivine Sagnier shines as Gabrielle Deneige in Claude Chabrol's Girl Cut in Two, luminous while wearing a motorcycle helmet, a red evening gown, or nothing but a plume of peacock feathers.

Ludivine Sagnier Links

IMDb Filmography: Ludivine Sagnier
Guardian Unlimited Film Interview
She was the runaway success at Cannes - the 'new Bardot.' But, says Ludivine Sagnier, she's just as happy playing Tinkerbell as a temptress.

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