Ludivine Sagnier


03 Jul 1979


La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France


The French actress Ludivine Sagnier was born on July 3, 1979 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in France's Yvelines département. Ludivine studied acting as a young girl and had made her movie debut at the age 10 in Les maris, les femmes, les amants (1989). She has established her reputation as one of the brightest young stars in French and international cinema in her collaborations with French filmmaker François Ozon, starting with Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000) (based on a screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 8 Women (2002) and in Swimming Pool (2003). For her performance in 8 Women (2002), she won a Cesar Award nomination (the French equivalent of the Oscar) and the Romy Schneider Award that is given each year to a promising young French actress. In that film, Sagnier proved her acting prowess by distinguishing herself in a stellar cast that included the legendary actresses Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert as well as Emmanuelle Béart and Fanny Ardant. Along with these grand ladies of the French cinema, Sagnier won the Best Actress Award from the European Film Academy Award and the Silver Bear Award at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.

Swimming Pool (2003) represented her crossover into English-language cinema. (Sagnier played her first English language role in Toothache (2006).) Marketed in the U.S. with a comely shot of Sagnier sunbathing alongside a pool, Ozon's film became one of the biggest-grossing foreign movies in the U.S. during 2003. So far, she has turned down large monetary offers to appear in American films as the foreign girlfriend of young American superstars, as she remains committed to French cinema.

Sagnier became a mother on March 25, 2005, when she gave birth to a daughter named Bonnie by her boyfriend, French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle.

Actor ( 61 credits )

The Young Pope (2016)  Esther (8 episodes, 2016)
Through the Air (2015) Delphine
Lou! Journal infime (2014)
Fool Circle (2014) Chloé
Love Is in the Air (2013) Julie
Beloved (2011) Madeleine jeune
A Monster in Paris (2011) Maud (voice)
Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011) Herself
The Devil's Double (2011) Sarrab
The Big Picture (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Lily Sometimes (2010) Lily Dreyer
Love Crime (2010) Isabelle Guérin
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008) Sylvia Jeanjacquot
Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008) Sylvie Jeanjacquot
A Secret (2007) Hannah Golda Stirn / Grinberg
The Girl Cut in Two (2007) Gabrielle Aurore Deneige
Molière (2007) Célimène
Love Songs (2007) Julie Pommeraye
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
Coup de sang (2006) La serveuse (as Ludivine)
La Californie (2006) Helène
Toothache (2006) Anna
Paris, je t'aime (2006) Claire (segment "Parc Monceau")
On n'est pas couché (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Jamel comedy club (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Foon (2005) La reine du bal de l'an dernier
Une aventure (2005) Gabrielle
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (10 episodes, 2004-2014)
Peter Pan (2003) Tink
Swimming Pool (2003) Julie
La légende de Parva (2003) Lula (voice)
Small Cuts (2003) Nathalie
Little Lili (2003) Emilier Novacki, dite Lili
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself
Merci pour l'info (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
8 Women (2002) Catherine
Les frères Hélias (2002) Victoire
Children's Play (2001) Daphnée
My Wife Is an Actress (2001) Géraldine
En aparté (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Great Idea (2000) Clémentine
Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000) Anna
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
The Children of the Century (1999) Hermine de Musset
Rembrandt (1999) Cornelia van Rijn
Boys on the Beach (1999) Dance girl 1
Mission protection rapprochée (1999) (2 episodes, 1999)
Exclusif (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Anna's Trip (1999) Anna
Mon frère (1999) Sophie
Tout le monde en parle (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
Vivement dimanche (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
La famille Fontaine (1992)  Anne-Sophie
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) The Little Sister
Le pont du silence (1990) Le petite fille (as Ludivine)
I Want to Go Home (1989) La petite fille de la place du village
Les maris, les femmes, les amants (1989) Élodie
Navarro (1989)  Vanessa Berger (1 episode, 2002)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008-2013)