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The hottest French ladies are the talented, not to mention smoking hot, actresses, models and other celebrities from France. Something about the European nation tends to breed some of the most beautiful women on the planet, not that we're complaining. Alas, these are the sexiest French women in recent history.

Many have followed in her footsteps, but few will ever compare to the classic international sex symbol Brigitte Bardot. One of the biggest celebrities in the 1950s and 1960s, plus a Playboy model, Bardot was regarded first as a blonde beauty but second as the "the first and most liberated woman of post-war France." She popularized so many fashions, including the bikini and the Bardot neckline, among others, making her the favorite of women while still the fantasy of men.

While Miss Bardot is aging gracefully, many other fresher faces continue to emerge from France. Actresses, such as Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, singers, like Johnny Depp's longtime love Vanessa Paradis, and models, such as beauty Laetitia Casta, are continuing the trend of sexy celebs from France.

Those stunners are just a few of the numerous babes to come out of France in recent years. It's hard to narrow down the most beautiful French women to a select few, that's why you can vote for your favorites and even re-rank this this your way using the tools below. Too many French beauties? That's a great problem to have.

Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful French Ladies of All Time
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Actress Marion Cotillard isn't just beautiful, she's also the first person to win an Academy Award for a French language film when she took home Best Actress honors in 2007 for La Vie en Rose. You've probably also seen her in movies like Inception, Midnight in Paris, Contagion, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, La Vie en Rose, Rust and Bone

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Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful French Ladies of All Time
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Actress Eva Green is just one of a few beauties who have portrayed a "Bond girl" and is regarded as one of the best with her role in the 2006 movie Casino Royale. She's also known for her work in the TV series Camelot and the 2005 Ridley Scott movie Kingdom of Heaven.

Green also has a penchant for being topless in movies like "The Dreamers".

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Model, Actor, Composer

Credits: Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire 300, Dark Shadows, The Dreamers

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Aurélie Claudel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful French Ladies of All Time
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Model Aurelie Claudel has been in the industry for nearly 20 years gracing the pages of Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Elle as well as in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and in Victoria's Secret catalogs.

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Age: 36

Birthplace: France

Profession: Fashion Model, Supermodel, Actor

Credits: Welcome to New York, Alter Egos

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Catherine Deneuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful French Ladies of All Time
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Of all the French beauties, few have appeared in as many films as Catherine Deneuve. After earning an Academy Award nomination for her work in the 1993 movie Indochine, Deneuve appeared in her 100th movie, Un conte de Noël, in 2008.

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Model, Designer, Actor, + more

Credits: Dancer in the Dark, Persepolis, Repulsion, Belle de Jour

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