Fanny Ardant( 22 March 1949 - Present )
Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant is a French actress. She has appeared in more than eighty motion pictures since 1976. Ardant won the >César Award for Best Actress in 1997 for her performance in >Pédale douce.
Ardant was born in Saumur Maine-et-Loire, France, to a >military attaché father. She grew up in Monaco until age 17 when she moved to Aix-en-Provence to study at the >Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence. In her early twenties her interest turned to acting and in 1974 she made her first appearance on stage.
By the early 1980s she was a major motion picture star, gaining international recognition for her role opposite >Gérard Depardieu in La Femme d'à côté . The film, directed by >François Truffaut, brought Ardant her first >César Award nomination for best actress in 1982...