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Top 20 iconic French actresses

As the birthplace of modern cinema, it's unsurprising that France's film stars have made a huge impact on the world. While Hollywood may boast the glitziest stars, and Britain perhaps the most unconventional, the French surely trump them all when it comes to producing the most elegant and enduring silver screen actresses, from old-school legends such as Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, to modern stars like Juliette Binoche, Audrey Tautou and Marion Cotillard.

In this gallery, we're paying homage to the beauty, style and acting abilities of the iconic French actresses we love the most.

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