Sagan, Françoise

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Sagan, Françoise Gender: F
Marie Laubard Quoirez
born on 21 June 1935 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Cajarc, France, 44n29, 1e50
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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French writer, published and an overnight success at age 18 with "Bonjour Tristesse." She was awarded the Prix des Critiques and her first book was translated into 20 languages. Other works included, "A Certain Smile," 1956, "Those Without Shadows," 1957, "Aimez-Vous Brahms?" 1959 and "Those Wonderful Clouds," 1962. She also authored several plays as well as a ballet, a total of some 40 novels, memoirs and plays.

The youngest of three kids, she was born Françoise Quoirez: Sagan was her pen name. Her dad worked for General Electric and then ran a factory for an American company in Argentina. She was an impulsive, indulged child who took to writing as a kid. She moved to Paris in her teens and took to all-night bars, cinema, and whiskey; keeping a bottle hidden in her room.

Her first book, "Bonjour Tristesse," won the 1954 Prix des Critiques and sold more than five hundred thousand copies in its first year. Within months of the publication, Sagan joined Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Chevalier, and General de Gaulle as a representative of the spirit of the French to the rest of the world. She became friends with Francois Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, for whom she wrote the 1963 film "Landru."

Reviewers slowly lost interest in her work and journalists began to focus on the increasingly scandalous saga of her life. A daringly fast driver, Sagan accidentally drove into a ditch in 1957 and survived a subsequent three-day coma. Then came the heavy drinking and the drugs. She had become increasingly dependent on a type of morphine that was prescribed to alleviate pain. During the 1960s she aligned herself with the left politically. Her intellectual grasp of economics was never good and by the '70s and '80s her fortune declined along in pace with her reputation. The people she wrote about, once considered the "jet set," were now considered "Euro-trash." In 1990 she received a six-month suspended sentence and a ten-thousand-franc fine for possession of cocaine. In 1995, she was given a one-year suspended sentence and fined forty thousand francs for a similar offense.

She still aspires to complete a "masterpiece," and has worked on a collection of essays. She claims that she has learned little in the course of her eventful life and that she has no remorse.

Sagan had two marriages and divorces within five years; publisher Guy Schoeller on 3/13/1958 and Robert Westhoff, a sculptor, on 1/08/1962, for less than one year. They had one son.

In 2002 she was convicted of tax fraud. On September 24, 2004, at age 69, the noted author died of heart and lung failure in the hospital in Honfleur, France near her Normandy home. She had been hospitalized for several days.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1954 (Noted book "Bonjour Tristesse")
  • Work : Prize 1954 (Awarded the "Prix de Critiques")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 (Book "A Certain Smile")
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) April 1957 (Car accident)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 13 March 1958 (First marriage Guy Schoeller)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1962 (Released "Those Wonderful Clouds")
  • Relationship : Marriage 8 January 1962 (Second marriage Robert Westhoff)
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  • Crime : Arrest 1990 (Charged and fined for cocaine possession)
  • Crime : Arrest 1995 (Suspended sentence, fined for cocaine possession)
  • Financial Crime Perpetration 2002 (convicted of tax fraud)
  • Death by Disease 24 September 2004 (in Honfleur, France, age 69, heart and lung failure)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol 6/716


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Car, fracture, coma)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Morphine, cocaine

Morphine, cocaine)

  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of three)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Two short marriages)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Poor money manager, lived beyond means)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (heart and lung failure)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Pen name)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Published at 18)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix des Critiques)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women