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Creator / Ludivine Sagnier

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Ludivine Sagnier (born July 3, 1979 in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France) is a French actress.

Working since 1989, she rose to international prominence after starring in several of François Ozon's films and playing Tinkerbell in the 2003 live-action adaptation of Peter Pan. Since then, she has appeared mainly in French-language productions, but achieved further international recognition with her roles in TV series such as Lupin and The Serpent Queen.

She is married to French director Kim Chapiron, and has three daughters.


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French dubs:

Associated tropes

  • Creator Backlash: Downplayed for Swimming Pool. While she doesn't dislike the movie itself, she's expressed disappointment that it caused her to be pigeon-holed as a Dumb Blonde Ms. Fanservice, particularly in the United States.
  • Deleted Role: Her performance as Thérésa Tallien was cut from the theatrical version of Ridley Scott's Napoleon, although she's still credited.
  • My Greatest Second Chance: After essentially passing on the opportunity to become an international star after the release of Swimming Pool and Peter Pan, she wound up getting another shot two decades later when Lupin unexpectedly turned into a global hit on Netflix. She's credited the success of the show with allowing her to subsequently obtain roles in a set of English-language costume dramas.
  • Production Posse: Has starred in three films directed by François Ozon, and two directed by Christophe Honoré.
  • Skinny Dipping: In an oddly large proportion of her onscreen appearances, she can be seen bathing or swimming naked.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: She's accepted roles in family-oriented projects with the goal of being able to watch them with her children.
  • Typecasting: Early in her career, her playful, impish and uninhibited onscreen presence led her to be cast mainly as Genki Girls and Shameless Fanservice Girls. This may come as something of a surprise to younger audiences who first encountered her as Claire, the worried ex-wife of protagonist Assane Diop (Omar Sy), in Lupin.