Sophie Marceau - Updated Jun 2024

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Sophie Marceau

Sophie Marceau is a French actress, screenwriter, and director. Moreover, Sophie Marceau rose to fame with her initial movies ‘La Boum’ and ‘La Boum 2’. She came to prominence in Europe immediately with a series of blockbuster films, including ‘L’Étudiante,’ ‘Pacific Palisades,’ and ‘Revenge of the Musketeers.’

Early life

Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupubest known as Sophie Marceau was born on the 17th November of 1966, in Paris, France. According to her date of birth, she is 57 years old and holds French nationality. She has a birth sign of Scorpio and her ethnical background is unknown.

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Caption: Sophie Marceau with her parents (Source: La célébrité)

Moreover, she is the daughter of Benoît Maupu (father) and Simone Morisset (mother). Professionally, her father was a truck driver while her mother Simone worked as a shop assistant. She spent her childhood living with her brother Sylvain, who is also an actor.

Moving forward to her academic career, she first went to Curie College. Later, she trained in acting at Cours École Florent Drama School.

Professional career

Regarding her profession, Sophie Marceau made her acting debut in 1980 with the French comedy flick ‘La Boum’. The next year, she collaborated with François Valéry on the song “Dream in Blue.” She then appeared in ‘La Boum 2’, the sequel to La Boum. Her work in this film earned her a César Award for Most Promising Actress in 1983.  She co-starred in the historical drama ‘Fort Saganne,’ with Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu in 1984.

That same year, she appeared in the film ‘Joyeuses Pâques’ (Happy Easter). Soon after, she appeared in the films ‘L’amour Braque’ and ‘Police.’ In 1986, she was then cast in the film ‘Descente aux enfers,’ (in English – Descent Into Hell). Two years later, she appeared in both the historical adventure film ‘Chouans’ and the comedy film ‘L’Étudiante’ (The Student).

She later appeared in the film ‘My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days,’ directed by her then-boyfriend Andrzej Zulawski. In 1990, this actress appeared in the French-American comedy ‘Pacific Palisades,’ as well as the drama ‘La note bleue.’ A year later, she made her stage debut in the play ‘Eurydice.’ She  came to global prominence in 1993 and 1994 with her films ‘Fanfan’ and ‘Revenge of the Musketeers.’

During the same period, she also appeared in the drama ‘Pygmalion’ as Eliza Doolittle. Moreover, her global popularity further increased in 1995 when she played Princess Isabelle in the epic war film ‘Braveheart’. That same year, she appeared in the French movie ‘Beyond the Clouds’ and also began writing her semi-autobiographical novel titled ‘Menteuse’ (Telling Lies).

Other movies and debut as a director

In 1997, she appeared in the films, ‘Firelight,’ ‘Marquise,’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’ Two years later, she played Hippolyta in the fantasy film ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ In 1999, she portrayed Elektra King in the British spy film ‘The World Is Not Enough.’ She reunited with her then-boyfriend Zulawski in 2000 for the film ‘Fidelity,’ in which she portrayed a photojournalist.

Following that, she made her directing debut with ‘Speak to Me of Love,’ a feature film that earned her the Best Director award at the Montreal World Film Festival. She has continued to perform a broad range of parts, usually in French films. In the 2004 drama film ‘Nelly,’ she portrayed a widowed nurse.

A year later, she played an undercover cop in the romantic thriller ‘Anthony Zimmer.’ In ‘Trivial,’ she played the disturbed daughter of a murdered movie star. She was cast in the historical drama film ‘Female Agents,’ and the comic film LOL in 2008. (Laughing Out Loud).

The following year, she co-starred in the thriller ‘Don’t Look Back’ with Monica Bellucci. Marceau then starred in the French romantic comedy film ‘L’âge de raison,’ as a successful business executive (With Love… from the Age of Reason). Her recent works, such as Arrêtez-moi (2013), Jailbirds (2015), or Everything Went Fine  (2021), address important social issues.


As an actress, she has collected several awards and honors. In 1983, she was awarded by César Award for Most Promising Actress for La Boum 2. Likewise, in 1988, she won the Cabourg Award for Best Actress for Chouans! and the same year, she earned the  Jupiter Award as best actress for Descente aux enfers.

In 1991, she won the Molière Award (theater) as best newcomer actress for Eurydice. Later, in 2000, she earned three awards; the Cabourg Award for Best Actress for La fidélité,  Goldene Kamera for Film International, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress for The World Is Not Enough.

She earned Montréal World Film Festival Award for Best Director for Speak to Me of Love in 2002. Moreover, in 2007, she earned the  Montréal World Film Festival Grand Prix Special des Amériques. In 2008, she collected the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival Jury Prize for LOL (Laughing Out Loud).

Net Worth 2024

As an actress, screenwriter, and director, she has earned a huge sum of money. Talking about her net worth, her net worth estimates at around $50 million.

Relationship Status

Sophie is currently single. But in past, she was married twice. Firstly, she married director, Andrzei Zulawskand in 1985 but separated in 2001. With the marriage, the couple has a son named Vincent. She married actor Christopher Lambert in 2012, but their relationship began in 2007. But this wedding also came to an end in July 2014, just like the one before.

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Caption: Sophie Marceau with her daughter (Source: Pinterest)

Additionally, Sophie Marceau had been dating French chef Cyril Lignac for a year. Moreover, she had a six-year relationship with engineer Jack Lemley. They began dating in 2001 and have a daughter named Juliette. This multi-talented woman is keeping herself away from controversy as well as rumors.

Sophie Marceau – Body Measurements

This actress stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 57 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown hair with hazel eyes color and there is no other information regarding her other body stats.

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Caption: Sophie Marceau’s body measurements (Source: Gabiyoung’s Celebrities –

Sophie Marceau – Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are more than 576k followers. Likewise, there are more than 515k followers on Facebook and more than 79.6k followers on Twitter.