Actress withdrawn from the media, companions and adoption… The secrets of Audrey Tautou


A face known to all French people. At the end of the 90s, Audrey Tautou made her acting debut in Venus Beauté (Institut) directed by the famous Toni Marshall. A convincing first role which allowed her to win the César for best female hope in 2000.

Carried by this consecration, the career of the young actress takes off considerably thanks to the director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, making her his heroine in The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain. A role that will propel Audrey Tautou on the international scene, where she will be noticed at the BAFTA ceremony, but also awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.

Chaining notable films such as The Spanish Inn and Russian Dolls (Cédric Klaspich), A Long Engagement Sunday (Jean-Pierre Jeunet), the actress is illustrated abroad in Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks and Jean Reno. Before returning to the seventh French art in the biopics Coco avant Chanel and Thérèse Desqueyroux.

In the 2010s, Audrey Tautou favored secondary roles as in her last films Santa et Cie and En liberté! A deliberate choice of the actress who prefers to withdraw from the media. “I’m so afraid of saying too much that I say as little as possible. I’m a very bad client for the women’s press!” She admits to Grazia. “When we read the interview of an actress, I think we don’t care a bit about how she prepared for her role. Above all, we expect little secrets about her life, her husband, her family, her children. .. I admit that as a reader, it’s also what I prefer. But, with me, there is nothing crunchy to put in your mouth”.

An astonishing discretion which does not detract from her talents as an actress, even if she confides that she wanted to spare herself in her career. “What is certain is that I could not make three films a year, because it takes a lot of my energy and I need to live other things on the side”, said -elle to our colleagues in 2016.

Discreet in life as on screen, Audrey Tautou is also reserved about her love life. If we learn all the same that the actress would have frequented the singer Matthieu Chédid for some time, their idyll would have ended in 2008. “The less I am in the light, the better I am”, she assured the magazine Marie Claire.

This did not prevent the star in his forties from finding love in the arms of Yann Le Bourbouac’h, who is none other than the marketing director of Gaumont. A relationship made public in June 2016 during the inauguration of the new cellar of Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, in the presence of Alain Juppé in Bordeaux. After several years of romance, the couple would have separated in 2019.

During her interview with Grazia, Audrey Tautou also confided in her desires for motherhood. “I really want to and I hope it will happen. I love children, and I always wanted to have them”. A project that she would have materialized according to the tabloid Here, which announced in its pages in 2019 that the actress would have adopted a little girl born in Vietnam.

Hidden private life or simple rumor, Audrey Tautou has always remained silent on this subject. “It’s not at all something that obsesses me. And if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be a tragedy. I think we can flourish in life in a different way”, specified- her to our colleagues.