Ardant, Fanny

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Ardant, Fanny Gender: F
Fanny Marguerite Judith Ardant
born on 22 March 1949 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Saumur, France, 47n16, 0w05
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°30' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 12°15 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°56'

Fanny Ardant
photo: Georges Biard, license cc-by-sa-3.0


French actress, touted as France's answer to Katharine Hepburn. Since first gaining international attention in her starring role opposite Gérard Depardieu in François Truffaut's "La Femme d'à côté," Ardant has become recognized as one of France's most popular and well-respected actresses.

The daughter of a cavalry officer, Fanny was born in France and grew up in Monaco, where her father's position allowed the family to visit with Princess Grace frequently. At age 17, Ardant relocated to Aix-en-Provence to study political science. She took drama classes from Jean Périmony and made her professional debut in a 1974 stage production of "Corneille's Polyeucte."

Ardant received her first critical acclaim in 1979 with her performance in Truffaut’s made-for-TV drama. Shortly after, she began her association with François Truffaut. The working relationship resulted in two of her most memorable roles, "La Femme d'à côté" in 1981 and "Vivement dimanche!" in 1983, and their personal relationship lasted until Truffaut's death of a cancerous brain tumor 10/21/1984.

Ardant's work continued to thrive after Truffaut's death, and she cemented her reputation with serious, passionate roles in a number of dramatic films. "Pédale douce" won her the 1997 Best Actress César. Ardant also maintained a career on the stage.

Truffaut described Ardant as: "...full of vitality, enthusiasm, humor, intensity, but also with an air of secrecy, a timid side, a hint of wildness, and above all, a sense of vibrancy." She loves classical music and literature. An elegant, statuesque brunette, she has pale, striking, handsome features. She has three daughters - Joséphine (born in 1983 from her relationship with François Truffaut), Lumir and Baladine - whom she has brought up on her own.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Callas, Maria (born 3 December 1923). Notes: 2002 biopic "Callas Forever"


  • Work : New Career 1974 (Stage debut)
  • Work : Gain social status 1979 (Performance with Truffaut)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1983 (Daughter Josephine born)
  • Death of Significant person 21 October 1984 (Truffaut died of cancer)
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  • Work : Prize 1997 (Best Actress Cesar Award)

Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.13, 11/1994


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Brunette)
  • Traits : Personality : Active (Vitality, enthusiasm)
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable (Vibrant, full of life)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Social advantages)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Truffaut)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
  • Family : Parenting : Parenting stressful (Raised her daughters by herself)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Classical music and reading)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Noted TV and film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater)