Fanny Ardant

as La mère/The Mother in the movie Conseil de famille

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Real name is Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant
Was born at 22 March 1949 (now is 69 years old) in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France

Fanny Ardent was the youngest of 5 children born to a cavalry officerand his wife. She was raised in Monte Carlo where she was educated at aconvent school. A voracious reader, she discovered Proust at age 15 andfelt as though his writings were for her. When she was 17 her father died and the shock of his loss never lefther.

Shortly before his death Ardant started acting on stage. Howeverfollowing her father's death she followed his advice and went touniversity in Aix-en-Provence where she read Political Science. Upongraduation she took a job working for the French embassy in London fromwhich she was sacked for poor time keeping and being dishevelled. Thelatter was attributed to the social whirl she enjoyed in London. Ardant continued working odd jobs in London before deciding, almost on awhim, to go to drama school.

She returned to France for her studies andbefore long began acting on stage and then on television. At the age of31 she was contacted by Francois Truffaut who had spotted her in atelevision drama and wanted to cast her in his film The Woman Next Door(1981). While working together Ardant and Truffaut fell in love and in 1983 shegave birth to their daughter Josephine. Truffaut died a year later froma brain tumour. .

There is some small facts about Fanny Ardant:
  • In 1990 gave birth to her third daughter named Baladine. Father is 'Fabio Conversi' .
  • Learned of 'François Truffaut' 's death while filming Les enragés (1985) . She refused to stop filming.
  • On April 4th 1975 gave birth to her first daughter named Lumir. Father is 'Dominique Leverd' .
  • On September 28th 1983 gave birth to her daughter Joséphine with companion 'François Truffaut' .
  • Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990.
  • She is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and learned to speak English while filming Callas Forever (2002) .
  • She is a really passionate reader like her former companion 'François Truffaut' . They both loved 'Honoré de Balzac' , 'Marcel Proust' , 'Arthur Miller (I)' and James and Fanny liked 'Julien Gracq' , 'Jane Austen (I)' , 'Elsa Morante' , and 'F. Scott Fitzgerald' .
  • French singer 'Vincent Delerm' wrote song "Fanny Ardant Et Moi" ("Fanny Ardant and me").
  • Grew up in Monaco until the age of 17 when she started studying international relations in Aix-en-Provence.
  • Made her stage debut in 1974.
  • The Dutch artist Jan Cremer named a painting of a tulip after her: Tulip Fanny Ardant.
  • Partner with 'François Truffaut' (1981-1984). François died in 1984.
  • The daughter of a colonel in the cavalry, she first followed her father in his various missions around Europe. He was once an adviser to Prince Rainer's personal guard.
  • In her early twenties her interest turned to acting.
  • Her companion 'François Truffaut' died on October 21, 1984.
  • Last muse and companion of 'François Truffaut' .
  • Daughter of Jean-Marie Ardant and N. Lecoq.
  • Her father Jean-Marie Ardant died in 1976.
  • Her brother Frédéric Ardant is godfather of her daughter Joséphine (born September 28th 1983), fathered by 'François Truffaut' .
  • Her brother Frédéric Ardant died from brain tumour on December 15, 2007, at 62 years old.
  • Sister of Frédéric Ardant and Véronique Ardant.
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There is the list of movies, where Fanny Ardant was taked part:
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1 Conseil de famille movie Conseil de famille 1986 as La mère/The Mother
2 Fleurs dans le miroir, lune dans leau movie Fleurs dans le miroir, lune dans leau 2009 as Herself/The producer/Queen Herodias
3 Le roman du samedi: Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées movie Le roman du samedi: Mémoires de deux jeunes mariées 1981 as Louise de Chaulieu
4 Paris, je taime movie Paris, je taime 2006 as Fanny (segment "Pigalle")
5 Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner movie Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner 2007 as Pierrette
6 Shéhérazade et le délice casher movie Shéhérazade et le délice casher 2010 as Esther
7 Un amour de Swann movie Un amour de Swann 1984 as Duchesse de Guermantes
8 XIV premios Goya movie XIV premios Goya 2000 as Herself - Presenter: Best European Film
9 Histoires extraordinaires movie Histoires extraordinaires 1981 as Madeline Usher
10 La nuit des Césars movie La nuit des Césars 1976 as Herself/La présidente des Césars
11 Vivement dimanche movie Vivement dimanche 1998 as Herself - Main Guest
12 8 femmes movie 8 femmes 2002 as Pierrette
13 Afraid of the Dark movie Afraid of the Dark 1991 as Miriam
14 Al di là delle nuvole movie Al di là delle nuvole 1995 as Patricia
15 Amok movie Amok 1993 as Elle
16 Augustin, roi du kung-fu movie Augustin, roi du kung-fu 1999 as Fanny Ardant
17 Australia movie Australia 1989 as Jeanne Gauthier
18 Aventure de Catherine C. movie Aventure de Catherine C. 1990 as Catherine Crachat
19 Balzac movie Balzac 1999 as Eve Hanska
20 Benvenuta movie Benvenuta 1983 as Benvenuta
21 Callas Forever movie Callas Forever 2002 as Maria Callas
22 Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero movie Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 as Herself
23 Casanova Variations movie Casanova Variations 2014 as Lucrecia
24 Ces amours-là movie Ces amours-là 2010 as Cameo appearance
25 Change moi ma vie movie Change moi ma vie 2001 as Nina
26 Chic! movie Chic! 2015 as Alicia Ricosi
27 Chimères absentes movie Chimères absentes 2010 as Makvina
28 Dun film à lautre movie Dun film à lautre 2011 as Herself
29 Danielle Darrieux, une vie de cinéma movie Danielle Darrieux, une vie de cinéma 2007 as Herself
30 Desiderio movie Desiderio 1984 as Lucia
31 Désiré movie Désiré 1996 as Odette
32 Ego movie Ego 1979 as Liliane, l'institutrice
33 El año del diluvio movie El año del diluvio 2004 as Sor Consuelo
34 Elizabeth movie Elizabeth 1998 as Mary of Guise
35 Fare un film per me è vivere movie Fare un film per me è vivere 1995 as Herself
36 François Truffaut, une autobiographie movie François Truffaut, une autobiographie 2004 as Herself
37 François Truffaut: Portraits volés movie François Truffaut: Portraits volés 1993 as Herself
38 François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death movie François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema - Love & Death 1996 as Herself
39 French Beauty movie French Beauty 2005 as Herself
40 Ha-Sodot movie Ha-Sodot 2007 as Anouk
There is the list of interview of Fanny Ardant:
  • "Le Républicain Lorrain" (France), 18 January 2012, Iss. # 17, pg. pg. 16, by: Raïo, Stéphanie, ""J'ai été politiquement égoïste". La comédienne est de retour sur le petit écran dans "Nos retrouvailles" sur France 2"
  • "Sélection du Reader's Digest" (France), September 2002, pg. 60- 69, by: Éric Jouan, "La vie vite et fort" (Face à face avec Fanny Ardent)
  • "Humo" (Belgium), 13 November 2001, Iss. 3193, pg. 64, "Vrouwen aan de lopende band"
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), April 1997, Iss. 65, pg. 62-65, by: Karl-Heinz Schaefer, "Egy kiváló hazudozó"
There is the list of some articles of Fanny Ardant:
  • "Cher amour" (France), May 2010, Iss. (édition poche), pg. 13-15, by: Giraudeau, Bernard, "Fanny Ardant"
  • "7 Dimanche" (Belgium), 26 August 2007, Iss. 093, pg. 5, "Fanny Ardant : "Les brigades rouges sont des héros""
  • "Paris Match" (France), 7 February 2002, Iss. 2750, pg. 38-47, by: Anne-Marie Corre, "Huit Femmes Sur Un Plateau"
There is the list of some printed articles of Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant:
  • "Votre Beauté" (France), April 1998, Iss. 716, pg. 50, by: Marie-Anne Garcia-Bour, "Dans la vie, peut-on séduire sans être belle?"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1997, Vol. 44, Iss. 11, pg. 134, by: Bruce Williamson, "Sex In Cinema 1997"
  • "Cinema" (Hungary), April 1997, Iss. 65, pg. 16, by: Karl-Heinz Schaefer, "Végre szabadon"
The image of Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Questions de femmes" (France), 1 November 2009, Iss. 150
  • "Atmosphères" (France), 28 August 2009, Iss. 131
  • "Attitude" (France), 4 April 2008
  • "L'Express Styles" (France), 10 January 2008, Iss. 2949
  • "Télérama" (France), 31 May 2006, Iss. 2942
  • "Tribune Juive" (France), March 2006
  • "Théatral Magazine" (France), 2006, Iss. 8
  • "Antenna" (Russia), 23 November 2005
  • "Télérama" (France), 15 October 2004, Iss. 2856
  • "Zurban" (France), 6 October 2004, Iss. 215
  • "Soprattutto" (Italy), April 2004
  • "IO Donna" (Italy), 13 March 2004
  • "Paris Match" (France), 12 February 2004, Iss. 2856
  • "7 Dnej" (Russia), February 2004
  • "Femina" (France), January 2004, Iss. 93
  • "Psychologies" (France), December 2003
  • "Plus Pharmacie Magazine" (France), December 2002, Iss. 84
  • "Madame Figaro" (France), 28 September 2002
  • "Femina" (France), 8 September 2002, Iss. 23
  • "Sélection du Reader's Digest" (France), September 2002
  • "Repérages" (France), February 2002
  • "Studio" (France), February 2002
  • "Le Monde de la Musique" (France), 2002
  • "Scope" (France), 2002
  • "Zeuxis" (France), 2002
  • "Questions de femmes" (France), December 2001, Iss. 66
  • "Femme" (France), 13 February 2000, Iss. 2434
  • "Femina" (France), 6 February 2000, Iss. 166
  • "Tele Loisirs" (France), 20 September 1999, Iss. 708
  • "TV Hebdo" (France), 17 September 1999, Iss. 16691
  • "TV Magazine" (France), 11 September 1999, Iss. 17132
  • "Femme" (France), 1 May 1999, Iss. 128
  • "Télérama" (France), 15 May 1996, Iss. 2418
  • "Le Nouvel Observateur" (France), 2 May 1996, Iss. 1643
  • "Studio" (France), May 1996, Iss. 111
  • "Madame Figaro" (France), 30 March 1996
  • "L'Avant-Scene Cinema" (France), February 1996, Iss. 449
  • "Psychologies" (France), 1996, Iss. 143
  • "Madame Figaro" (France), 8 October 1994
  • "Vogue" (France), April 1993, Iss. 743
  • "Harpers & Queen" (UK), January 1992
  • "Télérama" (France), 25 August 1990, Iss. 2119
  • "Vogue" (France), August 1990, Iss. 702
  • "Femme" (France), 1 February 1990, Iss. 52
  • "L'Avant-Scene Cinema" (France), February 1990, Iss. 389
  • "Tele 7 Video" (France), July 1989, Iss. 20
  • "Jours de France" (France), 23 January 1989, Iss. 1777
  • "TV Hebdo" (France), January 1989
  • "TV d'aujourd'hui" (France), 31 December 1988
  • "Télérama" (France), 18 May 1988, Iss. 2001
  • "Télérama" (France), 1988, Iss. 23
  • "Télérama" (France), 30 December 1987, Iss. 1981
  • "Écoute" (West Germany), April 1987, Iss. 4
  • "TV France Soir" (France), 25 November 1986, Iss. 13151
  • "Jours de France" (France), 19 July 1986, Iss. 1646
  • "Lisa" (France), 1 April 1986, Iss. 1
  • "Tele Poche" (France), 17 March 1986, Iss. 1049
  • "Paris Match" (France), 1986, Iss. 1922
  • "Intimite" (France), 1986
  • "Télérama" (France), 20 November 1985, Iss. 1871
  • "Madame Figaro" (France), 29 June 1985, Iss. 12698
  • "Pelerin" (France), 15 February 1985, Iss. 5332
  • "Télérama" (France), 30 January 1985, Iss. 1829
  • "Elle" (France), 14 January 1985, Iss. 2036
  • "L'Ebdo Cinema" (France), 9 January 1985, Iss. 12
  • "Paris Match" (France), 2 November 1984, Iss. 1849
  • "VSD" (France), 25 October 1984, Iss. 373
  • "Elle" (France), 3 September 1984, Iss. 2017
  • "Marie Claire" (France), 1 September 1984, Iss. 385
  • "Cine Acteurs" (France), 1 September 1984, Iss. 8
  • "Madame Figaro" (France), 17 March 1984, Iss. 12299
  • "Télé 7 Jours" (France), February 1984, Iss. 1239
  • "Elle" (France), 23 November 1983, Iss. 1872
  • "Télérama" (France), 5 October 1983, Iss. 1760
  • "Elle" (France), 12 September 1983, Iss. 1966
  • "Cinéma" (France), 1 September 1983, Iss. 297
  • "Télérama" (France), 20 April 1983
  • "Télé Moustique" (France), 14 April 1983, Iss. 2985
  • "Tatler" (UK), April 1983
  • "Elle" (France), 10 January 1983, Iss. 1931
  • "Télé Star" (France), 1983, Iss. 368
  • "Télé Guide" (France), February 1982, Iss. 255
  • "Télé 7 Jours" (France), February 1982, Iss. 1132
  • "Télé Star" (France), 1982, Iss. 279
  • "Amica" (Italy), 1982, Iss. 30
  • "Cahiers du Cinema" (France), October 1981, Iss. 328
  • "France Soir Magazine" (France), 26 September 1981, Iss. 11543
  • "Nous Deux Flash" (France), September 1981, Iss. 1783
  • "VSD" (France), 11 June 1981, Iss. 197
  • "Elle" (France), 23 March 1981, Iss. 1837
  • "Elle" (France), 10 March 1980, Iss. 1783
  • "Télé 7 Jours" (France), January 1980, Iss. 1023
  • "Septième Jour" (France), 1980, Iss. 18
There is the list of some quotes of Fanny Ardant:
  • [answering a question about what she wants to do before she passes] I would like to be a hairdresser - a shop in a small village in Italy, Sicily. Sometimes I dream about it. I would cut the hair of everyone - from the priest to the Mafioso, the beautiful lady and the young girl in the wedding. It would be the most important place in the village.
  • The strength of the French cinema [is that] the director puts the woman in the middle of the story. And if you look at French literature carefully - Balzac, Flaubert, Stendahl - always look for the woman.
  • I think it will become more and more normal to see older actors because the population is becoming more and more older. It's like wine, cinema.
  • [on undertaking a role] If you prepare too much, after a while you are not surprised any more by the way the man - the husband or the lover - is going to look at you, to smile at you, to answer you. It's better to be available.
  • [on 'François Truffaut' ] For him, film was a matter of life and death. He used to say, "In films, trains never run late" - I love that. Film was his salvation because in film everything has a meaning. Life is chaotic but in cinema you can stop time. François used to say, "Those who love life, love cinema." That's for sure.
  • [on 'Gérard Depardieu' ] I love him because he has an incredible feminine side, finesse and intelligence - he's not a great crashing macho, even if he is arrogant.
  • When I read the synopsis of La femme d'à côté (1981) I was completely stunned by the idea that you could die of love. The only thing I've ever believed in, at the risk of seeming sentimental, is love. If I'm at a boring dinner I always ask the man next to me, whether he's an ambassador or the President of the Republic: "Do you love your wife?" It's the only interesting subject.
  • The reason I never married is because my mother and father really loved each other, so we were a perfect family. "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) was bullshit compared to us. I think I was afraid of not measuring up to that. For me, a successful marriage is something to be revered. Real closeness between a man and a woman, a real family where you can argue and laugh, that's like Notre dame or Westminster Abbey - a 'chef d'oeuvre'. It's hard to achieve.
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