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Which French person is the most popular in the US?

Asked by johnflu (14points) August 30th, 2010

Which French person is the most popular in the US?

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Aethelwine's avatar

My guess is Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. just a guess though

RomanExpert's avatar

Napoleon Bonaparte.

Aethelwine's avatar

Living or dead @johnflu?

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

People like Audrey Tautou a lot.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Probably Audrey Tatou. Amelie was probably the most mainstream French film that’s been shown here in decades.

tinyfaery's avatar

The band Phoenix has become quite popular over here. Marianne Cotillard is also very popular.

Nullo's avatar

Name-wise, Sarkozy (yes, he’s not actually French, I know) gets a lot of traffic.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I would have to say Bridget Bardot was the most popular thing to come out of
France since Congac.

Randy's avatar

André the Giant or Daft Punk would be my guess.

Hawkeye's avatar

Jean Reno, Audrey Tatou, Asterix, Jacque Cousteau.

zen_'s avatar

None. Oh, Jerry Lewis.

Randy's avatar

I think @jonsblond got the ringer on this one. EVERY American child knows Pepé Le Pew!

YARNLADY's avatar

It’s a toss up between Pierre Cardin and Christian Dior

bob_'s avatar

Gérard Depardieu.

Jude's avatar

Juliette Binoche.

<—(jjmah is a French girl and I love, love saying the name Gérard Depardieu (rolling of the “r’s”))

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

For me it’s Melissa Theuriau hands down. Here , here , here , here , and here .

ipso's avatar

For sure Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.


Victor Hugo
Michael Lonsdale (Bond, Ronin)
David Belle
Sébastien Foucan
Gojira (a decent French metal band.)

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monocle's avatar

Marion Cotillard is also very popular.

@uberbatman Agreed!

rebbel's avatar

Edith Piaf.

FutureMemory's avatar

Historically speaking I would think both Joan of Arc and Napoleon are at the top of the list.

My personal favorite living Frenchman is David Belle.

gorillapaws's avatar

Jordy Lemonine, the kid who sings this sonic turd.

GeorgeGee's avatar

Philippe de Rothschild (1902–1988), wine maker. He’s dead now, but you can still enjoy his life’s work.

bolwerk's avatar

Nobody mentioned Marquis de Lafayette?

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