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A directory of famous French lesbians and gay Frenchmen. These notable French homosexuals are either from the French Republic, a French territory or claim French citizenship. These famous France born homosexuals are notable for various reasons, whether they were or are homosexual entertainers, singers, inventors or even composers.

What are some names of famous gay French actors? Who are some gay celebrities from France? Famous French gay people include artist Jean Cocteau and fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent. You can sort this list by column, including name, birth year, and birthplace. You can also use this list of notable gay Frenchies to start your own people list.

Jean Paul Gaultier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean Paul Gaultier age 65 - Jean Paul Gaultier is a French Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter fashion designer. Gaultier was the creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010. In the past, he has hosted ...more

Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Marcel Proust Died at 51 (1871-1922) - Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts ...more

André Gide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
André Gide Died at 82 (1869-1951) - André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human ...more

Yves Saint Laurent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Yves Saint Laurent Died at 72 (1936-2008) - Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was an Algerian-born French fashion designer, and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, ...more

Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean-Baptiste Lully Died at 55 (1632-1687) - Jean-Baptiste Lully was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France. He is considered the chief master of ...more

Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Arthur Rimbaud Died at 37 (1854-1891) - Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes. He influenced modern literature and arts, inspired various musicians, and prefigured surrealism. He started writing ...more

Paul Verlaine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Paul Verlaine Died at 52 (1844-1896) - Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French

Jean Cocteau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean Cocteau Died at 74 (1889-1963) - Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles, and the films Blood ...more

Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean Genet Died at 76 (1910-1986) - Jean Genet was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but later took to writing. His major works include ...more

Jean-Claude Brialy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean-Claude Brialy Died at 74 (1933-2007) - Jean-Claude Brialy was a French actor, director and socialite.

Colette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Colette Died at 81 (1873-1954) - Colette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the ...more

Jean-Yves Thibaudet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean-Yves Thibaudet age 56 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a French pianist.

Olivier Rouyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Olivier Rouyer age 62 - Olivier Rouyer is a retired football striker from France. He earned seventeen international caps for the French national team during the late 1970s and early 1980s. A player of AS Nancy, he was ...more

Laurent Ruquier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Laurent Ruquier age 55 - Laurent Ruquier is a French television and radio host, producer, and satirical comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, playwright and producer of shows, and owns his own theatre.

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Edgar de Evia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Edgar de Evia Died at 93 (1910-2003) - Edgar Domingo Evia y Joutard, known professionally as Edgar de Evia, was a Mexican-born American photographer. In a career that spanned the 1940s through the 1990s, his photography appeared in ...more

Jean-Daniel Cadinot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean-Daniel Cadinot Died at 64 (1944-2008) - Jean Daniel Cadinot was a French photographer, director and producer of gay pornographic films.

Reynaldo Hahn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Reynaldo Hahn Died at 73 (1874-1947) - Reynaldo Hahn was a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French ...more

Roland Barthes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Roland Barthes Died at 65 (1915-1980) - Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, linguist, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development ...more

Cyril Collard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Cyril Collard Died at 36 (1957-1993) - Cyril Collard was a French author, filmmaker, composer, musician and actor. He is known for his unapologetic portrayals of bisexuality and HIV in art, particularly his autobiographical novel and ...more

Roger Peyrefitte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Roger Peyrefitte Died at 93 (1907-2000) - Roger Peyrefitte was a French diplomat, writer of bestseller novels and gossipy non-fiction, and a defender of gay rights.

Abel Bonnard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Abel Bonnard Died at 85 (1883-1968) - Abel Bonnard was a French poet, novelist and politician.

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Marcel Jouhandeau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Marcel Jouhandeau Died at 91 (1888-1979) - Marcel Jouhandeau was a French writer.

Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen Died at 43 (1880-1923) - Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen was a French novelist and poet. His life forms the basis of a fictionalised biography by Roger Peyrefitte. In 1903 a scandal involving school pupils made ...more

Pierre Seel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Pierre Seel Died at 82 (1923-2005) - Pierre Seel was a gay Holocaust survivor and the only French person to have testified openly about his experience of deportation during World War II due to his homosexuality.

Max Jacob is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Max Jacob Died at 68 (1876-1944) - Max Jacob was a French poet, painter, writer, and critic.

Fernand Legros is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Fernand Legros Died at 52 (1931-1983) - Fernand Legros was an art dealer who, together with his lover Real Lessard, sold the art forgeries of Elmyr de Hory.

Bertrand Delanoë is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Bertrand Delanoë age 67 - Bertrand Delanoë is a French politician who was mayor of Paris from 25 March 2001 to 5 April 2014. He is a member of the Socialist Party.

Didier Eribon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Didier Eribon age 64 - Didier Eribon is a French author and philosopher, and a historian of French intellectual life.

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Guy Hocquenghem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Guy Hocquenghem Died at 42 (1946-1988) - Guy Hocquenghem was a French writer and queer theorist.

Alain Daniélou is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Alain Daniélou Died at 87 (1907-1994) - Alain Daniélou was a French historian, intellectual, musicologist, Indologist, and a noted Western convert to and expert on Shaivite Hinduism. In 1991, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak ...more

Dominique Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Dominique Fernandez age 88 - Dominique Fernandez is a French writer of novels, essays and travel books. Much of his writing explores homosexual experience and creativity. In 1982 he won the Prix Goncourt for his novel about ...more

Françoise Sagan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Françoise Sagan Died at 69 (1935-2004) - Françoise Sagan – real name Françoise Quoirez – was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Hailed as "a charming little monster" by François Mauriac on ...more

Alain-Philippe Malagnac d'Arge... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Alain-Philippe Malagnac d'Argens de Villèle Died at 49 (1951-2000) - Alain-Philippe Malagnac, later Malagnac d'Argens de Villèle was the long-time companion of French writer Roger Peyrefitte, their relationship being the subject of several of the latter's ...more

Yves Navarre is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Yves Navarre Died at 54 (1940-1994) - Yves Navarre was a French writer. A gay man, most of his work concerned homosexuality and associated issues, such as AIDS. In his romantic works, Navarre was noted for his tendency to emphasize ...more

Maurice Sachs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Maurice Sachs Died at 39 (1906-1945) - Maurice Sachs was a French writer. He was the son of a Jewish family of jewelers.

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Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy Died at 72 (1605-1677) - Charles Coypeau was a French musician and burlesque poet. In the mid-1630s he began using the nom de plume "D'Assouci" or "Dassoucy".

Jean-Jacques Aillagon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Jean-Jacques Aillagon age 71 - Jean-Jacques Aillagon is a French politician, a close confidant of Jacques Chirac and member of the Union for a Popular Movement political party. From 1972 to 1976 he was a high school teacher ...more

Claude Cahun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Claude Cahun Died at 60 (1894-1954) - Claude Cahun was a French artist, photographer and writer. Her work was both political and personal, and often undermined traditional concepts of gender roles. Though Cahun's writings suggested ...more

Rosa Bonheur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Rosa Bonheur Died at 77 (1822-1899) - Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais, ...more

Marguerite Yourcenar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Marguerite Yourcenar Died at 84 (1903-1987) - Marguerite Yourcenar was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. Winner of the Prix Femina and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie française, in ...more

François Ozon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
François Ozon age 50 - François Ozon is a French film director and screenwriter whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality. He has achieved ...more

Hervé Guibert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Hervé Guibert Died at 36 (1955-1991) - Hervé Guibert was a French writer and photographer. The author of numerous novels and autobiographical studies, he played a considerable role in changing French public attitudes to AIDS. ...more

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Monique Wittig is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Monique Wittig Died at 68 (1935-2003) - Monique Wittig was a French author and feminist theorist who wrote about overcoming socially enforced gender roles and who coined the phrase "heterosexual contract". She published her ...more

Nicole Stéphane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Nicole Stéphane Died at 84 (1923-2007) - Nicole Stéphane was a French actress, producer and director. As an actress, she is mostly known for her role in two films by Jean-Pierre Melville, Les Enfants terribles and Le Silence de

Suzanne Malherbe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Suzanne Malherbe Died at 80 (1892-1972) - Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Alberte Malherbe, was a French illustrator, designer, and photographer. She, along with her romantic and creative partner Claude Cahun, was a surrealist writer and ...more

Théophile de Viau is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Théophile de Viau Died at 36 (1590-1626) - Théophile de Viau was a French Baroque poet and dramatist.

Nina Bouraoui is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Nina Bouraoui age 51 - Yasmina "Nina" Bouraoui is a French novelist and song-writer born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, of an Algerian father and a French mother. She spent the first fourteen years of her life ...more

Marcel Carné is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Marcel Carné Died at 90 (1906-1996) - Marcel Carné was a French film director. A key figure in the poetic realism movement, Carné's best known films include Port of Shadows, Le Jour Se Lève, The Devil's Envoys ...more

Louise Abbéma is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Louise Abbéma Died at 74 (1853-1927) - Louise Abbéma was a French painter, sculptor, and designer of the Belle Époque.

Suzy Solidor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous French Homosexuals
Suzy Solidor Died at 83 (1900-1983) - Suzy Solidor was a French singer and actress, appearing in films such as La Garçonne. Suzy Solidor was born in 1900 in the Pie district of Saint-Servan-sur-Mer in Brittany, France, under ...more