Who is the blonde starlet to watch, with a movie opening this week? No, not ScarJo in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," but French actress Ludivine Sagnier in Claude Chabrol's "A Girl Cut in Two." Playing up-and-coming television personality Gabrielle Deneige, the magnetic actress tangles with two dangerous men--an older, married author and a younger, wealthy ruffian.
The 29-year-old has accumulated an impressive list of credits with top directors, including a breakout role in Ozon's "Swimming Pool," where she was the sexy counterpoint to Charlotte Rampling's prim Englishwoman, unexpectedly sharing a summer house.
2000 : "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" by François Ozon
2001 : "Ma femme est une actrice" by Yvan Attal
2002 : "8 femmes" by François Ozon
2003 : "Swimming Pool" by François Ozon
2003 : "La Petite Lili" by Claude Miller
2003 : "Peter Pan" by P. J. Hogan
2006 : "Paris, je t'aime" short by Alfonso Cuarón
2007 : "Les Chansons d'amour" by Christophe Honoré
2007 : "Molière" by Laurent Tirard
2007 : "Un Secret" by Claude Miller, opening in the US in September