French people of English descent

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Jeanne Moreau

    Jeanne Moreau


    Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928) is a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She is the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards.

  2. Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Charlotte Gainsbourg


    Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (born 21 July 1971) is an British-French actress and singer. She is the daughter of English actress Jane Birkin and French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. After making her musical debut with her father on the song "Lemon Incest" at the age of twelve, she released an album with her father at the age of fifteen. More than twenty years passed before she released three albums as an adult (5:55, IRM and Stage Whisper) to commercial and critical success. Gainsbourg has also appeared in many films, including several directed by Lars von Trier, and has received both a César Award and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award.

  3. Arpad Busson

    Arpad Busson


    Arpad A. Busson (born 27 January 1963) is a London-based French financier. Busson entered the world of hedge funds in 1986 working in New York. He is the founder and Chairman of the EIM Group, a fund of funds company. Busson is also active in a number of philanthropic causes around the globe. According to prestigious French business magazine Challenges, financier Arpad Busson is a multi-millionaire with a net worth of €150 million at 2013.

  4. Lou Doillon

    Lou Doillon


    Lou Doillon (born 4 September 1982) is a French model, singer, and actress. Her father is director Jacques Doillon and her mother is British actress and singer Jane Birkin.

  5. Hervé Villechaize

    Hervé Villechaize


    Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (23 April 1943 – 4 September 1993) was a French actor of English and Filipino descent who achieved worldwide recognition for various roles including that of the evil henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), as well as Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, in the television series Fantasy Island (1978–1984). On Fantasy Island, he was well known for delivering the line "Ze plane! Ze plane!"

  6. Marina Hands

    Marina Hands


    Marina Hands (born 10 January 1975) is a French stage and film actress.

  7. Jemima West

    Jemima West


    Jemima West (born 11 August 1987) is an Anglo-French actress. She is bilingual, growing up most of her life in Paris, France. She is known for her role as Isabelle Lightwood in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. She also appeared in the second season of The Borgias as Vittoria.

  8. Michael Lonsdale

    Michael Lonsdale


    Michael Lonsdale (born 24 May 1931), sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, is a French actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television shows.

  9. Guy Hamilton

    Guy Hamilton


    Guy Hamilton (born 16 September 1922) is an English film director. He directed 22 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, including four James Bond films.

  10. Fanny Imlay

    Fanny Imlay


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  11. Maxime Le Forestier

    Maxime Le Forestier


    Maxime Le Forestier (born 10 February 1949 as Bruno Le Forestier) is a French singer.

  12. Mustapha Hadji

    Mustapha Hadji


    Mustapha Hadji (born 16 November 1971 in Ifrane Atlas-Saghir, Morocco) is a former Moroccan footballer and current assistant manager of Morocco national football team. He was named as the 50th Greatest African Player of All Time by African football expert Ed Dove.

  13. Eliane Plewman

    Eliane Plewman


    Eliane Plewman (6 December 1917 – 13 September 1944) was a British member of Special Operations Executive (SOE) an agent and member of the French Resistance working in the "MONK circuit" in occupied France during World War II. She was involved in a number of highly successful sabotage missions but was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo later being murdered by the SS at Dachau Concentration Camp.

  14. Alexandre Coste

    Alexandre Coste


    Éric Alexandre Stéphane Coste Grimaldi (born 24 August 2003) is the elder son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, being the younger of the Prince's two acknowledged illegitimate children. His mother is Nicole Coste, a native of Togo. His paternal half-siblings are Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, also acknowledged but born out of wedlock, and legitimate twins Princess Gabriella of Monaco, Countess of Carladès and Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco.

  15. Inessa Armand

    Inessa Armand


    Inessa Fyodorovna Armand (born Elisabeth-Inès Stéphane d'Herbenville; May 8, 1874 – September 24, 1920) was a French-Russian communist politician and member of the Bolsheviks who spent most of her life in Russia.

  16. Charles Frederick Worth

    Charles Frederick Worth


    Charles Frederick Worth (13 October, 1825 – 10 March, 1895) was an English fashion designer who founded the House of Worth, one of the foremost fashion houses of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is considered by many fashion historians to be the father of haute couture. Worth is also credited with revolutionising the business of fashion.

  17. Savitri Devi

    Savitri Devi


    Savitri Devi Mukherji (September 30, 1905 – October 22, 1982) was the pseudonym of the Greek-French writer Maximiani Portas (also spelled Maximine Portaz), a prominent proponent of animal rights, deep ecology and Nazism, who served the Axis cause during World War II by spying on Allied forces in India. She wrote about animal rights movements and was a leading member of the Nazi underground during the 1960s.

  18. Loulou de la Falaise

    Loulou de la Falaise


    Loulou de La Falaise (4 May 1948 – 5 November 2011) was a fashion muse and designer of fashion, accessories and jewelry associated with Yves Saint Laurent. Author Judith Thurman, writing in The New Yorker magazine, called La Falaise "the quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne".

  19. Emily Loizeau

    Emily Loizeau


    Emily Loizeau (born 7 February 1975) is a French author, composer, and singer. Her debut album, released in 2006, was titled L'autre bout du monde (The Other Side of the World).

  20. Bertrand Delanoë

    Bertrand Delanoë


    Bertrand Delanoë (born 30 May 1950) is a French politician who was mayor of Paris from 25 March 2001 to 5 April 2014. He is a member of the Socialist Party (PS).

  21. Henri Farman

    Henri Farman


    Henri Farman (26 May 1874 – 17 July 1958) was an Anglo-French pilot, aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman. His family was British and he took French nationality in 1937.

  22. George Onslow (composer)

    George Onslow (composer)


    André George Louis Onslow (27 July 1784 – 3 October 1853) was a French composer of English descent. His wealth, position and personal tastes allowed him to pursue a path unfamiliar to most of his French contemporaries, more similar to that of his contemporary German romantic composers; his music also had a strong following in Germany and in England. His principal output was chamber music but he also wrote four symphonies and four operas. Esteemed by many of the critics of his time, his reputation declined swiftly after his death and has only been revived in recent years.

  23. Stéphane Bernadis

    Stéphane Bernadis


    Stéphane Bernadis (born 23 February 1974) is a French former pair skater. With partner Sarah Abitbol, he is the 2000 World bronze medalist.

  24. Alphonse Milne-Edwards

    Alphonse Milne-Edwards


    Alphonse Milne-Edwards (Paris, 13 October 1835 – Paris, 21 April 1900) was a French mammalologist, ornithologist and carcinologist. He was English in origin, the son of Henri Milne-Edwards and grandson of Bryan Edwards, a Jamaican planter who settled at Bruges (then in France).

  25. Bretaigne Windust

    Bretaigne Windust


    Ernest Bretaigne Windust (January 20, 1906 – March 19, 1960) was a US-based French-born theater, film, and television director.

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