A mythical actress of the seventh art. Over the course of her career, Fanny Ardant has become a popular face with the French. Among his long filmography, The Woman Next Door is the film that propelled him into the limelight.

In 1981, Fanny Ardant shared the drama film poster with Gérard Depardieu, under the direction of François Truffaut. It is by playing, on screen, the role of Mathilde Bauchard that the life of the actress will be turned upside down thanks to the famous director. “If it hadn’t been for François Truffaut, I might never have made a film,” admitted the star interviewed by Konbini in 2019.

“When I remember reading the synopsis of The Woman Next Door, that was all I believed in love,” continued the one who recently played with Philippe Bas, adding. “And I believed from the age of fifteen that one could die of love. Whereas I was told that it was only in books. All of a sudden, in The Woman Next Door, there was a woman of everyday life who would rather die than live in resignation”.

This cult film was also significant in the career of Fanny Ardant since she played in front of the camera of her companion François Truffaut. The following year, the actress will be his muse for his film Vivement dimanche! While pregnant with their first child, the actress will lose her great love who dies in October 1984, following a brain tumor at the age of 52.

A tragic disappearance that has changed him forever. “He died and everything sank (…) It’s as if I had taken a long time to dive and that, when I had succeeded in doing so, the pool had emptied. I shattered myself”, she detailed in an interview with the newspaper Le Monde in March 2021. Since then, Fanny Ardant has chained appearances in cinema and on television (The woman next door is rebroadcast this Monday, May 22 on Arte, editor’s note) , landing roles that have earned him some prestigious awards.

Fanny Ardant plays the role of Eva in Soft Pedal directed by Gabriel Aghion. A cult heroine who won her the prize for best actress at the 1997 Cesar ceremony.

In this collegial and feminine comedy directed by François Ozon, Fanny Ardant plays the role of Augustine’s unforgettable. Like the other actresses in the film, she was honored at the Berlinale and the European Cinema ceremony in 2002.

In Nicolas Bedos’ film released in 2019, actress Fanny Ardant plays the character of Margot. Her critically acclaimed performance earned her the César for Best Supporting Actress the following year.

In 2022, Fanny Ardant once again surprised French audiences in Les Jeunes Amants by Carine Tardieu. By taking on the role of Shauna Loszinsky, the septuagenarian succumbed to the charm of Melvil Poupaud on the screen. The actress was nominated for the César 2023 and Swann d’Or for Best Actress at the Cabourg Film Festival.