French-Speaking Celebrities

Yes, French Is Cool! There Are a Lot of Celebrities Who Speak French

If your students don't see any point in learning French, maybe J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp can help: we've compiled a list of famous non-native French from speakers around the world - if your students know how many cool people speak French, they might realize how cool French really is!

Note that this is a list of people from non-French-speaking countries/areas only. Céline Dion, for example, is not on this list because she is French-Canadian.

Adriana Karembeu (Slovak model and actress)

Alanis Morisette (Canadian and American singer-songwriter)

Alex Trebek (Canadian, game show host)

Ally Sheedy (American actress)

Andie MacDowell (American actress)

Andrea Corr (Irish musician)

Angela Davis (American activist and author)

Angelina Jolie (American actress)

Anggun (Indonesian singer)

Angie Everhart (American model)

Anthony Bourdain (American chef)

Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian actor, governor of California)

Ashley Judd (American actress)

Audrey Hepburn (British actress)

Bill Richardson (American politician, former governor of New Mexico)

Boutros Boutros-Ghali (Egyptian; former UN Secretary General)

Bradley Cooper (American actor)

Brendan Fraser (American actor)

Brian Molko (British singer)

Brooke Shields (American actress)

Bryan Adams (Canadian singer)

Cadel Evans (Australian cyclist)

Candice Bergen (American actress)

Carla Bruni (Italian singer, model)

Carol Fredericks (American singer)

Carolyn Carlson (American dancer and choreographer)

Charlotte Rampling (British actress)

China Moses (American TV host and singer)

Chloë Sevigny (American actress)

Chris de Burgh (British musician)

Christoph Waltz (Austrian-German actor)

Christopher Plummer (Canadian actor)

Cillian Murphy (Irish actor)

Claudia Christian (American actress)

Claudia Schiffer (German model)

Connie Nielsen (Danish actress)

Costa-Gavras (Greek filmmaker)

Cristiane Amanpour (British reporter)

Danica McKellar (American actress)

Daniel Brühl (Spanish-born German actor)

Daniel Rose (American chef)

Dannii Minogue (Australian singer, actress)

Danny Roberts (American actor)

David Sedaris (American essayist, radio personality)

Dee Dee Bridgewater (American singer)

Demis Roussos (Greek-Egyptian singer)

Diane Kruger (German actress and model)

Douglas Kennedy (American novelist)

Eddie Izzard (British comedian)

Elle MacPherson (Australian model)

Ellen McArthur (British; World Champion in Offshore Racing)

Elizabeth Montgomery (American actress)

Elton John (British musician)

Emma Thompson (British actress)

Emma Watson (British actress)

Erin Fitzgerald (Canadian voice actress)

Ethan Hawke (American actor)

Evangeline Lilly (Canadian actress)

Ewan McGregor (Scottish actor)

Farah Pahlavi (Iranian empress)

Gene Kelly (American dancer, singer, actor)

Grace Jones (Jamaican-American singer, model, actress)

Gwyneth Paltrow (American actress)

Halle Berry (American actress)

Helen Mirren (British actress)

Helena Bonham Carter (British actress)

Henry Cavill (British actor)

Holly Robinson Peete (American actress)

Henry Cavill (British actor)

Hugh Grant (British actor)

Hugh Laurie (British actor)

Ian Thorpe (Australian athlete)

Inés Sastre (Spanish model and actress)

Ingrid Bergman (Swedish-American actress)

Jackie Kennedy Onassis (former American First Lady, editor)

Jacqueline Bisset (British actress)

James Lipton (American actor)

Jane Birkin (British actress)

Jane Fonda (American actress)

Jarvis Cocker (British singer)

Jean Seberg (American actress)

Jennifer Connelly (American actress)

Jeremy Irons (British actor)

Jerry Hall (American actress)

J.K. Rowling (British novelist)

Jim Courier (American tennis player)

Joanna Kulig (Polish actress)

Jodie Foster (American actress)

John Howe (Canadian illustrator)

John Hume (Irish; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)

John Hurt (British actor)

John Kerry (American senator)

John Malkovich (American actor)

John McLaughlin (British musician)

John Travolta (American actor)

Johnny Depp (American actor)

Jonathan Littell (American writer)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (American actor)

Julia Child (American chef)

Julie Christie (British actress)

Julio Iglesias (Spanish singer)

Justin Bieber (Canadian singer-songwriter)

Kelli Williams (American actress)

Kevin Kline (American actor)

Kim Raver (American actress)

Kirk Douglas (American actor)

Klaus Maria Brandauer (Austrian actor and director)

Kofi Anan (Ghanaian; former Secretary-General of the United Nations)

Kristin Scott-Thomas (British actress)

Kylie Minogue (Australian singer)

Lance Armstrong (American cyclist)

Laura Morante (Italian actress)

Lauren Bacall (American actress)

Leelee Sobieski (American actress)

Leslie Nielsen (Canadian actor)

Linda Evangelista (Canadian model)

Linn Berggren (Swedish singer)

Lisa Kudrow (American actress)

Liza Minelli (American actress, singer)

Lorraine Bracco (American actress)

Louis de Bernières (British author)

Louise Eckland (British actress)

Madeleine Albright (Czech; former US Secretary of State)

Madeleine Peyroux (American singer)

Madonna (American singer, actress)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (American actress)

Marcus Schenkenberg (Swedish model)

Margaux Hemingway (American actress)

Marlon Brando (American actor)

Matt Leblanc (American actor)

Matthew Perry (American actor)

Max von Sydow (Swedish actor)

Maya Angelou (American author and poet)

Melanie Blatt (British singer)

Melody Gardot (American singer)

Meryl Streep (American actress)

Michael York (British actor)

Michelle Obama (American First Lady)

Mick Jagger (British musician)

Mika (Israeli-British singer-songwriter)

Milla Jovovich (Ukrainian-born American model and actress)

Mira Sorvino (American actress)

Mitt Romney (American politician)

Molly Ringwald (American actress)

Monica Bellucci (Italian actress)

Montgomery Clift (American actor)

Morgan Freeman (American actor)

Murray Head (British actor and singer)

Nana Mouskouri (Greek singer, actress)

Nastassja Kinski (German actress)

Natalie Portman (Israeli actress)

Norman Spinrad (American writer)

Oliver Stone (American filmmaker)

Omar Shariff (Egyptian actor)

Orlando Bloom (British actor)

Perez de Cuellar (Peruvian; former UN Secretary General)

Peter Ustinov (British actor)

Petula Clark (British actress, singer)

Phil Collins (British singer)

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope John-Paul II

Prunella Scales (British actress)

Queen Elizabeth II (of England)

Queen Silvia (of Sweden)

Richard Jordan (American actor)

Robert De Niro (American actor)

Robert Littell (American writer)

Robert Stack (American actor)

Robin Williams (American actor)

Roscoe Lee Browne (American actor)

Rossy de Palma (Spanish actress)

Rudolf Miele (German; Chairman of Miele)

Rupert Everett (British actor)

Sam Waterston (American actor)

Sarah Chalke (Canadian actress)

Serena Williams (American tennis player)

Sergi López i Ayats (Spanish actor)

Shania Twain (Canadian singer)

Shannen Doherty (American actress)

Sharon Stone (American actress)

Shawn Ashmore (Canadian actor)

Sigourney Weaver (American actress)

Stacey Kent (American singer)

Stana Katic (Canadian actress)

Stephen Breyer (American Supreme Court Justice)

Stephen Harper (Canadian Prime Minister)

Sting (British musician)

Ted Koppel (English-born American broadcast journalist

Theo Agelopoulos (Greek filmmaker)

Tina Arena (Australian singer)

Tina Turner (American singer)

Tommy Lee Jones (American actor)

Tony Blair (British Prime Minister)

Tonya Kinzinger (American actress)

Uma Thurman (American actress)

Vanessa Redgrave (British actress)

Vicky Leandros (Greek singer)

Victoria, Crown Princess (Sweden)

Victoria Abril (Spanish actress)

Victoria Silvstedt (Swedish model, actress, singer)

Viggo Mortensen (American actor)

Wendy Matthews (Canadian-Australian singer)

William F.

Buckley, Jr. (American author and commentator)

William Hurt (American actor)

William Shatner (Canadian actor)

Woody Allen (American director and actor)

Yasmine Bleeth (American actress)

Youn Sun Nah (South Korean singer)

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