Ludivine Sagnier

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Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier in 2013
Born3 July 1979 (1979-07-03) (age 39)
Nationality French
OccupationActress, model
Years active1989–present
Partner(s) Nicolas Duvauchelle (former)
Kim Chapiron
Children3 daughters

Ludivine Sagnier (born July 3, 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

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 has a daughter, Bonnie, with actor Nicolas Duvauchelle, and two daughters, Ly Lan (born January 2009) and Tàm (born December 2014), with her current partner, filmmaker Kim Chapiron.


Sagnier at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival

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 Francois Ozon's film Swimming Pool , Sagnier appears topless in more than half of the scenes in which she appears. [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]

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]


1989 Les Maris, les Femmes, les Amants Élodie
I Want to Go Home La petite fille de la place du village
1990Le pont du silenceLe petite filleshort
Cyrano de Bergerac The Little Sister
1992La famille FontaineAnne-SophieTV series
Vacances au purgatoireSophieTV movie
1996Le secret d'IrisMylèneTV movie
1997 101 Dalmatians: The Series LuckyTV 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
Recess Ashley SpinelliTV series
French dub
Children of the Century Hermine de Musset
Acide animéAnnashort
Acteurs à l'Écran for Best Actress
2000La banquiseAnna KowalskiTV movie
Water Drops on Burning Rocks Anna
Des monstres a l'état purGinnieTV short
Bon planClémentine
2001Un jeu d'enfantsDaphnée
My Wife Is an Actress Géraldine
2002 8 Women Catherine Berlin 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 Pool JulieNominated — 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 Lili Lili Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress
Peter Pan Tinker Bell Nominated — 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
2006 Paris, je t'aime Clairesegment "Parc Monceau"
French California Helène
Coup de sangLa serveuse
2007 Molière Célimène
Love Songs Julie PommerayeNominated - Globes de Cristal Award for Best Actress
A Girl Cut in Two Gabrielle Aurore Deneige
A Secret Hannah Golda Stirn/GrinbergNominated — César Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Mesrine Sylvia Jeanjacquot
2010Lily SometimesLily Dreyer
Love Crime Isabelle Guérin
2011 The Devil's Double Sarrab
The Beloved Madeleine jeune
A Monster in Paris MaudVoice role
2013 Love Is in the Air Julie
2014 Lou! Journal infime La mère
Tristesse Club Chloé
2015 Through the Air Delphine Cavelle
2016 The Young Pope EstherTV series


  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".