Francine Racette Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Sep, 2019
Facts of Francine Racette
Date of Birth: 1947 , September-23
Age: 73 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Francine Racette
Birth Name Francine Racette
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Joliette, Canada
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $500 Thousand
Married to Donald Sutherland
Children 3
Education National Theatre School of Canada
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Best known for appearing in Au revoir les enfants, The Disappearance and Lumière, Canadian actress Francine Racette has been married to actor Donald Sutherland. The couple shares three children; sons Rossif Sutherland, Angus Sutherland and Roeg Sutherland.

Born in Joliette and Studied at National Theatre School of Canada

Francine Racette was born on September 23, 1947, in Joliette, Canada, in a Canadian family. She is the only child of her parents.

She is the daughter-in-law of Dorothy Isobel McNichol and Frederick McLea Sutherland who was a businessman.

She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. As for her height, Racette is 5 feet 5 inches tall.

She studied acting in National Theatre School of Canada from where she completed her graduation with a diploma in 1966.

Acting Career, Nominated for a César Award

Following her graduation from National Theatre School of Canada, Francine Racette auditioned for several films and television shows. She made her acting debut with a minor role in the 1976 mystery drama film, Mr. Klein, opposite Alain Delon and Jeanne Moreau.

In the same year, she played the role of  Julienne on the drama romance film, Lumiere, alongside MoreauKeith Carradine and Bruno Ganz.

In 1977, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Award at César Awards 1977 for her role in Lumière.

Racette rose to fame after she starred in the 1987 war drama film, Au Revoir les Enfants, alongside Gaspard Manesse and Raphaël Fejtö.

Most recently, she appeared in a Canadian television miniseries, The Disappearance, in 2017. Other cast members of the miniseries included Camille SullivanAden YoungPeter CoyoteJoanne Kelly and Kevin Parent.

Estimated Net Worth is $500 Thousand

Francine Racette has earned a huge amount of money throughout her acting career. Various online sources have estimated her net worth $500 thousand.

The actress has not disclosed her salary but according to, an actor or actress in Canada makes $14 per hour and $27,300 per year on average.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, Racette's husband, Donald Sutherland, has a whopping net worth of $60 million.

Shares Three Sons With Husband Donald Sutherland

As we mentioned earlier, Francine Racette has been married to a Canadian actor, Donald Sutherland. The couple walked down the aisle in an intimate ceremony in 1972 and ever since the husband-wife duo is living happily together.

CAPTION: Francine Racette with husband Donald Sutherland SOURCE: IMDB

The pair shares three sons Rossif SutherlandRoeg Sutherland and Angus Sutherland. All of their children are actors.

CAPTION: Donald Sutherland with his Sons SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Racette was previously married to Lois Hardwick (married in 1959 and got a divorce in 1966) and Shirley Douglas (married in 1966 and got a divorce in 1970). Racette is the stepmother of Rachel Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland.