I read that French actress Virginie Ledoyen will be playing Anne de Pisseleu, mistress of King François I, in the upcoming French TV movie Diane de Poitiers. While I can’t find any images (yet), I thought it was a good time to do a round-up of her previous frock flick roles!
The Children Thief (1991)
Per IMDB, “In 1925 Paris, the Colonel kidnaps unhappy or abandoned boys, providing them and his wife with comfort and joy in his rich mansion. Then things become complicated when he adopts a girl.” Ledoyen plays “Gabrielle.”
La vie de Marianne (1995)
An adaptation of a Marivaux story, set in the 18th century, about an orphan (Ledoyen) who is taken in by a curate and learns to be a lingère (seamstress who makes lingerie).
Les Misérables (2000)
Ledoyen plays Colette in this French-language adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic.
8 Women (2002)
Set in the 1950s, eight women celebrate Christmas in an isolated cottage, only to find the family patriarch dead and all the women suspects. Ledoyen plays Suzon, daughter of the murdered man.
Bon Voyage (2003)
During World War II, various characters try to smuggle heavy water (which I think must be involved in nuclear something?) out of France. Ledoyen plays Camille, a physicist.
Saint Ange (2004)
A horror film set in 1958 in the French alps. Ledoyen plays the central character, a housekeeper.
La forteresse assiégée (2006)
As French Empress Eugenie (which I somehow missed!) in a story about the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
The Army of Crime (2009)
About a real-life French resistance group during World War II. Ledoyen plays resister Mélinée Manouchian.
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
As Gabrielle, Duchesse de Polignac, favorite of French Queen Marie-Antoinette, in a story focused on the end of the ancien régime at Versailles.
Through the Mill (2017)
A TV movie about a real-life silk worker who organized her coworkers and led strikes in 1900s France.
Remi, Nobody’s Boy (2018)
An orphan hooks up with a street performer in what appears to be 1910s France. Ledoyen plays “Mrs. Harper.”
A Magical Journey (2019)
Per IMDB, “Polina, 11-year-old girl, embarks on a magical journey to find the truth about her past and her family.” Yes, it’s fantasy; yes, I’m filling things out! Ledoyen plays Polina’s mother.
What’s your favorite Virginie Ledoyen frock flick role?