Ledoyen in 2015
15 November 1976
(m. 2006; div. 2007)
Arie Elmaleh (2007-2015)
Virginie Fernandez (born 15 November 1976), known by her stage name Virginie Ledoyen (French pronunciation: [viʁʒini lədwaˈjɛ̃]), is a French actress who has appeared in French, British and American films.
Life and career
Born in Aubervilliers, the daughter of Olga, a restaurateur, and Bernard Fernandez, a merchant who sold cleaning products. Her paternal grandfather was Spanish. She was a print model from the age of two and later took on the stage name "Ledoyen" after the maiden name of her maternal grandmother, who was a stage actress.
Ledoyen's film breakthrough came with A Single Girl (1995) (stylized la fille seule), for which she was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress. Also she received two César Award nominations for Les marmottes (1993) and L'eau froide (1994). Outside France, her best-known role is in The Beach (2000). In the fall of 2000, she signed a contract as a spokesmodel with the cosmetics company L'Oréal. She was featured alongside two models, Laetitia Casta and Noémie Lenoir. She portrayed the character Cosette in the 2000 French television miniseries of Les Misérables.
On 29 September 2001, Ledoyen gave birth to her first child, a girl named Lila, with production designer Louis Soubrier, whom she met on the set of la fille seule in 1995. She was in a short-lived marriage with Iain Rogers, a film director, from 2006 to 2007. From 2007 to 2015, she was in a relationship with actor Arie Elmaleh, whose brother was her co-star in The Valet. Ledoyen and Elmaleh have a son, Isaac, born in July 2010, and a daughter, Amalia, born in April 2014.
|1986||Exploits of a Young Don Juan||Berthe|
|1988||La Vie en panne||Joëlle||TV mini-series|
|1990||Haute tension||Dominique (15-year-old)||TV series|
|1991||The Children Thief||Gabrielle|
|1993||Les Marmottes||Samantha||Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|1994||La Folie douce||Charlie Léger|
|1994||La Règle de l'homme||Violette||Telefilm|
|1994||Cold Water||Christine||Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|1995||A Single Girl||Valérie Sergent||Nominated—César Award for Most Promising Actress|
|1995||La Vie de Marianne||Marianne||Telefilm|
|1995||Sur la route||Short film|
|1997||Ma 6-T va crack-er||The girl with the pistol|
|1998||The Perfect Guy||Jeanne||Paris Film Festival - Best Actress|
|1998||A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries||Billy's Mother|
|1998||Late August, Early September||Anne|
|1998||In All Innocence||Cécile Maudet|
|2000||The Beach||Françoise||Nominated—Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie: Chemistry|
|2001||All About Love||Maria|
|2002||8 Women||Suzon||Berlin Film Festival - Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement|
European Film Award for Best Actress
|2002||Les Misérables||Cosette||TV mini-series|
|2003||Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose ?||The cleaning lady|
|2004||Saint Ange||Anna Jurin|
|2006||La Forteresse assiégée||L'impératrice Eugénie||Telefilm|
|2007||Shall We Kiss?||Judith|
|2008||London mon amour||Audrey Morraine|
|2009||The Army of Crime||Mélinée Manouchian|
|2009||Myster Mocky présente||TV series|
|2010||Tout ce qui brille||Agathe|
|2011||The Last Beast||Clémence|
|2011||XIII: The Series||Irina||TV series|
|2011||The Shape of Art to Come||Short film|
|2012||Farewell, My Queen||Gabrielle de Polignac|
|2013||Scènes de ménages||TV series|
|2013||À votre bon cœur, mesdames||Lisa|
|2014||Le Monde de Fred||Herself|
|2015||Rabid Dogs||The Woman|
- "Saint-Germain des Prés," narrator—an audio walking-tour of the Paris neighborhood. Created by Soundwalk
- 1998: Prix Suzanne Bianchetti
- Virginie Ledoyen – Biography – AOL Television
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- "Virginie Ledoyen et Arié Elmaleh séparés : Fin du couple après huit ans d'amour". PurePeople.
- "Virginie Ledoyen et Arié Elmaleh révèlent le prénom de leur fille". TF1. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
- "La biographie de Virginie Ledoyen". Première.
- "Juries and Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival". labiennale. Archived from the original on 8 September 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
- Soundwalk. Accessed 21 September 2009.
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