Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau

French actress
Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau Actress - Date of Birth 17 November 1966, Paris, France

Birth Name Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu

Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (1) Sophie Marceau was born Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu in Paris, France, to Simone (Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. She grew up far from the studio spotlights. When she was 14 she was living in the Paris suburb of Gentilly with her father. She learned from friends that director Claude Pinoteau was looking for new faces for a movie about teenagers called The Party (1980). She auditioned for the role, got it, and the film was a success. She played in La boum 2 (1982), then bought back her contract with Gaumont when she was 16 years old for one million French francs. She is a critically acclaimed actress, having received the Cesar for Best Feminine Hope for "La Boum 2" in 1983. She was elected Romantic actress for Chouans! (1988) at the Festival International du Film Romantique (International Festival of Romantic Movie) of Cabourg in 1988, and was awarded the Moliere of the Best Theatrical Revelation for "Eurydice et Pygmalion" in 1994.

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Trivia (14)


She was chosen as Ambassador of Charm for France in East Asia where she enjoys great popularity.

She is an animal lover, a nature protector.

French citizen.

Has her look-alike puppet in the French show Les guignols de l'info (1988).

Her manager is Dominique Besnehard.

Was an official model for Marianne, a national emblem of France.

Studied in the Ecole Florent in Paris.

Has a three years old brother named Sylvain.

Daughter of Simone and Benoit Maupu.

Was in a relationship with Andrzej Zulawski from 1984 to 2001. They have a son together.

(July 11, 2014) Separated from her boyfriend of 7 years Christopher Lambert.

Was in a relationship with Jim Lemley from 2001 to 2007. They have a daughter together.

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a son Vincent Zulawski on July 24, 1995. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Andrzej Zulawski.

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Juliette Lemley on June 13, 2002 in London. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Jim Lemley.

Personal Quotes (7)

Acting is wonderful therapy for people. Instead of suffering for yourself, someone will do it for you.

I need the seasons to live to the rhythm of rain and sun. In town, It's like you can hardly make the difference between night and day.

I hate those kisses, you know, American kisses, with the tongues out. They're disgusting. I can't look, it's like porno!

[after hearing that Leonardo DiCaprio is a big fan] What is he, 13 or 11? Perhaps I could play his nanny.

[about writing an autobiographical novel, "Telling Lies", in 2001] It's so attractive, too attractive. Your writing becomes more real than your reality. Acting is contained--you act for three months, then leave it--but writing is the act of creation. Writing is dangerous.

And that's how the world, I think, imagines French women--you know, like very womanly and seducing men and that's how they like to imagine them.

And that's how you have to be smart, are you believable in this part or aren't you believable. And it has nothing to do with your talent.

Salary (8)

Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001) €1,000,000

Anthony Zimmer (2005) €690,000

LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® (2008) €1,251,000 (including 486,000 bonus of 0.13 per admit beyond 1,000,000 and 0.225 beyond 2,000,000 admissions)

De l'autre côté du lit (2008) €765,000

Ne te retourne pas (2009) €765,000

L'homme de chevet (2009) €765,000

L'âge de raison (2010) €765,000

Un bonheur n'arrive jamais seul (2012) €1,200,000

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Sophie Marceau was born on Thursday, 17 November 1966 in Paris, France. Her full name at birth was Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu. She is best known as an actress. Marceau's country of citizenship (nationality) is French. For university, she studied at Curie College. She is 5' 8" (173 cm) tall and weighs 125 lbs (57 kg) with a slim build. She has hazel eyes and light brown hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $50,000,000 US dollars. Sophie Marceau is 57 years old and her zodiac star sign is Scorpio.

You can find people similar to Sophie Marceau by visiting our lists Most Promising Actress César Award winners and Alumni of the Cours Florent.

Full name at birth
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu
Claim to fame
The World Is Not Enough
Date of birth
17 November 1966
Place of birth
Paris, France
Actress, Author, Director, Screenwriter
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5' 8" (173 cm)
125 lbs (57 kg)
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  • Has maintained forehead covering hair bangs throughout her life as a signature style
  • Deep set eyes with an intense gaze
  • Sharp facial features (sharp nose, sharp chin on a lean, slender face)
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Paris, France
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Net worth
$50,000,000 USD
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  • Curie College
  • Cours École Florent Drama School
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Talent agency
  • Artmédia (Talent Agency)
  • Nopac Talent
  • Time Art Talent Agency, Paris, France
  • Dominique Besnehard (Sophie’s Agent turned Producer)
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Partner: Richard Caillat (Dating)
Jan 2020-
Sophie Marceau and Richard Caillat
When you direct your first film, you always start by telling stories that you are familiar with.
  • Measurements: 36 1/4C-23 1/2- 35 1/2 (in 1990), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Daughter of Simone and Benoit Maupu.
  • Has a three years old brother named Sylvain.
  • Studied in the Ecole Florent in Paris.
  • Was an official model for Marianne, a national emblem of France.

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