It's true that celebrities might feel out of touch to some of us, but they too have to put in the time and effort to learn another language and it can be a great motivator for your own learning to hear their success stories.
Read on to discover who is internationally known, rich, influent…..and can speak French, fluently or well enough to be understood.
Kristin Scott-Thomas - the British actress was married to a Frenchman; she lives in France and stars in French movies
Jodie Foster - went to the lycée français in Los Angeles and spends a lot of time in France
Jane Fonda - the beloved actress and climate change activist perfected her French later in life during her marriage to French film director Roger Vadim
John Malkovich - also went to the lycée français in Los Angeles; heis fluent in French and for nearly 10 years, lived and worked in a theatre in southern France
Johnny Depp - was married to French singer Vanessa Paradis; they raised their two children in France
Sigourney Weaver - almost bilingual, she appears in an episode of Call My Agent on Netflix!
Oliver Stone - the director of Platoon, Wall Street and JFK
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
JK Rowling - was a French teacher!
And there are many other celebrities who speak good French such as Elton John, Mick Jagger, Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow to name but a few. We would love to have them in our classes but we can keep dreaming, can’t we?