Sandrine Bonnaire has a busy schedule. And for good reason, the 55-year-old French actress is currently starring in the TF1 historical series Les Combattantes in which she plays the role of Eleonore Dewitt, a bourgeois woman confronted with the First World War and its consequences on her family business. In an interview with Allociné, the actress mainly gives the reply to Sofia Essaïdi, who plays the role of her daughter-in-law Caroline. “I loved shooting with Sofia. We were very close on the set. I really like the actress, the woman, I find her great,” she told the cinema news site.

President of the last edition of the La Rochelle Fiction Festival, Sandrine Bonnaire recently made appearances on the big screen with, in particular, Audrey Diwam’s event, Love is better than life by Claude Lelouch and Umami of Slony Sow in which she gives the reply to Gérard Depardieu and Pierre Richard.

Revealed at the age of 15 in the film A nos amours by Maurice Pialat, for which she won the César for best female hope in 1983, Sandrine Bonnaire has since managed to establish herself as an essential actress in French cinema. Apart from light comedies such as Mademoiselle by Philippe Lioret or I believe that I love it by Pierre Jolivet, the actress mainly acted in serious auteur films during the 2000s (C’est la vie, Le cou de la girafe, Resistance among others).

Sandrine Bonnaire has also made a few excursions on the small screen. She notably played in Le Procès de Bobigny, directed by François Luciani. The television film, broadcast in 2006 on France 2, was freely inspired by the historic trial of Marie-Claire Chevalier for her fight for the right to abortion in 1972. A committed actress, she made a documentary in 2007 entitled Elle s’ calls Sabine, dedicated to her autistic sister.

Check out our slideshow below for the best photos of the actress from the 2000s.