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List of famous people who majored in french literature, including photos when available. This list of famous french literature majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in french literature. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in french literature you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were french literature majors?" and "Which famous people studied french literature?"
Kate Beckinsale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in French Literature
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Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at Oxford University. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland, Cold Comfort Farm, Emma, and The Golden Bowl, in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco and Brokedown Palace, she had a break-out year in 2001 with starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. She built on this success with appearances in the biopic The Aviator and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom

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Eugène Ionesco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in French Literature
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Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)

Birthplace: Slatina, Sud-Vest, Romania

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#20 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Jacques Pépin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in French Literature
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Jacques Pépin is an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American television and written an array of cookbooks that have become best sellers. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Bourg-en-Bresse, France

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Cristina Patricia Odone is a journalist, editor, and writer. She has written for several newspapers, and was formerly the editor of The Catholic Herald, and deputy editor of the New Statesman. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

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