Ludivine Sagnier

Inside Biography


Ludivine Sagnier is a talented model and actress. She is best recognized for her roles in the movies such as Swimming Pool and Un secret. She was nominated for different awards in her career. 

Early Life and Education

Ludivine Sagnier was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in the département of Yvelines, France on July 3, 1979. Her mother is a retired secretary and her father is a professor of English at the Paris University.

She has a sister named Delphine. Other than that, much is unknown about her childhood or family.


In 2001, Sagnier was named one of the Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion. 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.

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" (based on a screenplay by Rainer Werner Fa s sbinder, 8 Women (2002) and in Swimming Pool (2003).

For her performance in "8 Women", 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 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" 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.

Marriage, Affairs, and Divorce

Sagnier became a mother on March 25, 2005, when she gave birth to a daughter named Bonnie by her boyfriend, French actor Nicolas Duvauchelle. She is not married though.

Height, Weight, and Age

She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 50 kg. She is now 34 years of age.

Nationality and Ethnicity

She is a French actress.

Net worth and Salary

Ludivine Sagnier has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid actresses for 2014 with an estimated $46 million in combined earnings.

by arogya, 19 Aug, 2014

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