Audrey Tautou

by ethnic on September 9, 2010

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Birth Name: Audrey Justine Tautou

Place of Birth: Beaumont, Puy-de-Dôme, France

Date of Birth: 9 August, 1976

Ethnicity: French

Audrey Tautou is a French actress and model. Her parents are both of French descent. She has said, “as far as I know, I’m 100-percent French.”

Audrey’s paternal grandfather was Adrien Tautou (the son of Jean Pierre Louis Tautou and Maria Lac). Adrien was born in Marcillac-la-Croisille, Corrèze, Limousin.

Audrey’s paternal grandmother was named Amélie Vachal. Amélie was born in Lafage-sur-Sombre, Corrèze, Limousin.

Audrey’s maternal grandfather was Xy Nuret (the son of Léon Nuret and Anna Micheau). Léon was the son of Joseph Nuret and Félicie Lépineux. Anna was the daughter of Jean Micheau and Élisabeth Desgranges.

Audrey’s maternal grandmother was named Henriette Paulette Renaud. Henriette was born in Saint-Angel, Allier, Auvergne.

Source: Genealogy of Audrey Tautou –

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neiltennant June 27, 2018 at 12:03 am

please can you remove this comment ?

i have seen that on other cases my COMMENT IS AWAITING MODERATION
but why

neiltennant January 4, 2018 at 4:18 pm

she looks Arabic

ashash July 4, 2017 at 1:11 pm

I can believe she is French. She has coloring and facial features similar to Ali Landry, who resembles Shania Twain, and they are both mostly French.

andrew July 5, 2017 at 5:17 am

You’re generous to put Audrey next to those two hotties. Btw Shania Twain has just a little more than 1/8 French-Canadian ancestry overall, while about Ali…I don’t think she is fully Caucasian.

ashash August 4, 2017 at 11:40 pm

Why don’t you think she is fully Caucasian? Her ancestry is very detailed on here and she is over 90% French. The most of other ancestry she has is Spanish.

I didn’t know Shania was only 1/8 French-Canadian. Ali and Shania still look similar.

Also, I think Audrey is pretty.

andrew August 5, 2017 at 1:26 am

Ali has at least 1/256 Mi’kmaq Native Canadian ancestry, she isn’t technically fully Caucasian. She looks similar to Shanya, but more exotic-looking. Her ancestors were very inbred (like many Cajuns/Acadians), maybe that could be a reason.

ashash August 5, 2017 at 1:42 am

1/256 is very minimal. I doubt it affects her appearance and I’m not sure what you mean by “fully Caucasian.” Most people of European descent are technically not “fully Caucasian” if you count hundreds to thousands of ancestors and most do not test 100% European. Jimmy Kimmel, Ben Affleck, etc. for example.

I said in my original post that Ali and Shania are mostly French. Shania, I learned, is not mostly French. I thought she was. Since she has French-Canadian ancestry, she likely has distant Native Canadian ancestry, too, like Ali, but Ali is mostly French and she has features that are similar to both Shania and Audrey.

Yes, I know Ali’s ancestry is very inbred since Cajuns did a lot of inbreeding. However, Jared Leto is also part Cajun and has many of the same ancestors as she does, including the Native Canadian ones. He’s not exotic-looking. Then again, his father is of British descent, while both of Ali’s parents are Cajun.

neiltennant June 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

she looks TURKISH

in germany everybody would think she is turkish

MettaWorkPlease November 28, 2016 at 10:26 pm

France’s old name was Gaul because it’s people were Gauls, who were Celts & as you know, some of them are redheads & blondes, but a significant amount of them have dark features like Audrey. Also look at present day Celtic nations like Ireland and Wales, they’re plenty of people with dark features

Kimmel July 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Like quite a significant amount of French people, some are descents of Iranians (Persians). She looks like she could be from there.

andrew July 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

I doubt that. She was born to French parents in a very small town, also there are a few Iranians in France.

neiltennant June 26, 2018 at 11:32 am

what an idiotic comment

i know several iranians and ethiopians who were born in small villages in the normandy

andrew June 28, 2018 at 12:41 pm

She is not from Normandy. She is from a rural region in centre-south Franxe, with little to no immigrants, expecially back in the days when she was born.

neiltennant October 15, 2017 at 4:35 am

I totally agree

she could easily pass for IRANIAN

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 6:09 am

She looks very French.

Some of them are blondish and fair, others are dark and Mediterranean – After all, southeast of France is a hot place and it’s adjacent to the Mediterranean sea.

AW September 9, 2015 at 5:26 pm

If you Google pictures of Audrey Tautou, you’ll see that she has the stereotypical features of the French (dark features and pale skin that tends to tan well). White people can tan too, you know, especially southern Europeans lol.

qutsflyd September 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Exactly. Antonio Banderas, Ariana Grande, Alizeé and Penélope Cruz, for example. They all have olive skin when tanned, brown eyes and hair.
They are all caucasians anyway…

neiltennant June 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

i googled her again and she looks really iranian or spanish but not french or average caucasian

andrew June 28, 2018 at 3:47 am

Iranian women use to have different features: longer skull, hooked nose, thicker eyebrows (or often a unibrow) and darker pigmentation overall.

neiltennant June 28, 2018 at 5:23 am

not all but most of them

but she can easily pass for iranian

belive me

andrew June 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

A few Iranian women have a nose like Audrey’s one. Some Iranians from the north region on the border with Azerbaijan might look less Middle Eastern than average though.

ethnic July 27, 2015 at 9:45 am

While i would like to put 2 pics on the profiles it does cost money. The ones that do have 2 pics are because a second pic was purchased accidentally. I will purchase a second photo if the first one is of poor quality.


andrew July 27, 2015 at 10:46 am

it doesn’t matter. Thank you anyway.

California July 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

She looks so much like Halle Berry with a touch of Audrey Hepburn.

neiltennant July 23, 2015 at 5:22 am

french people are diverse bla bla bla bla

but in fact she has more than french

she looks half or full iranian

qutsflyd August 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm

She is a LATIN. Latins are naturally darker in skin complexion and hair. She is a white southern european, and most south italians and french look just like her (in terms of hair and skin color).Just because you suppose it, it doesn’t mean it’s true.

cwm85 July 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm

French people have a variety of looks people, from Blonde hair to blue eyes. To black hair and brown eyes. A lot of people have come to all parts of Europe mixing with other European groups. The normans, Saxons, Celtics for example…

SpaniardIam May 2, 2015 at 7:37 am

She might seem a citizen of Spain or Italy than in France. She is a Mediterranean beauty anyway.

Rekta May 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

She’s Auvergnat, not Mediterranean. Having dark hair doesn`t make someone Mediterranean. All Auvergnats have dark hair but not all Auvergnats have Greek, Roman or Iberian ancestry. The Auvergnats are mostly a dark-haired Celtic people.

Audrey looks “exotic” like Catherine Zeta-Jones or Cheryl Cole.

Jello April 29, 2015 at 4:20 pm

This is a darker picture of her. She does have light olive skin, but looks very white.

midori29 January 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

@mandini76, Also can be Puerto Rican, Mexican, other hispanic (whom many are 1/4 Africans typically). If thats what some consider “white” in Europe ,thats a very broad scale. In the American South she would be heavily discriminated against

ashash March 29, 2015 at 12:08 am
midori29 January 14, 2015 at 7:42 am

@mandini76 , looks very North African. In America she would be judged as a non white for sure. Looks creole, French and African.

WTF January 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm

She kind of looks like a “whiter” version of Halle Berry.

mandini76 January 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Many French look like this. France is bordered by Spain and Italy, and many French people have ancestors from here, as well as Greece.

midori29 January 14, 2015 at 7:57 am

@mandini76 , Ive been around many greeks and Italians, this woman looks more ethnic than any Greek or Italian ive ever met in America. She could even be mixed Brazilian black/white like Sonia Braga

Sully January 17, 2015 at 7:59 am

She’s just dark in this picture. She looks Iberian to me.

thomas1987 January 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

U ppl act like anyone with a tan isn’t white lol
Many white ppl have a tan naturally
And she looks white

Btw..that tan is fake

midori29 January 19, 2015 at 7:17 am

Ok. To be fair I googled more pics of her. When she is light er, yes she looks more Southern European and or French like, I agree. Ethnic celebs just put a darker picture of her.

midori29 December 25, 2014 at 10:26 am

Europe is full of Africans and Gypsies originally from India.

Freerk December 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

According to her face – and the picture you look at -, she is as French as one can get (see the link below). Her skin is a bit dark on some pictures, but that needn’t to say “there is some black in her”. There’s a wide range within Europeans.

It may be possible, but not very likely, since in Europe (West, South, North) people usually didn’t mix with non-Europeans before perhaps 40 years ago, unless the non-Europeans were the new ruling class (Spain, Balkan, Eastern Europe). And those weren’t sub-Saharan Africans.

shobohunter November 11, 2014 at 3:55 am

Indian from India are Asian. if you’re talking about EAST Asian- mongloid- she doesn’t look that..
she does look Indian.

ashash December 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm

A little.

WTF November 10, 2014 at 4:54 am

She looks too exotic to be just white.

andrew November 10, 2014 at 5:17 am

you should fix your idea of “white” with some Euro trips baby

midori29 November 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

@andrew Ive been all over Europe. Europe is not an exclusively white place sorry. Many people in Europe consider middle easterners and North Africans as whites but in reality they are mixed. This woman looks North African mixed.

andrew November 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

if you’re from a “very mixed South American country”, how do you know if she looks North African mixed? You’re clueless.

midori29 November 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

There are middle easterners and descent people in my country. This woman looks about 25% black subsaharan negroid.

andrew November 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

you said Aaron Taylor Johnson is 15% -20% African, Audrey Tautou one? I wanna know.

arjanguelsk December 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Hahahahahaha yes who’s next?

ashash November 26, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Audrey does not look 25% black. She looks and is white. She has an olive skin tone but so do a lot of white people. According to Audrey, people mistake her for Spanish, Italian, or Jewish.

midori29 December 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

@ashash many whites with olive skin are either part African or part Asian.

Freerk December 4, 2014 at 11:38 pm

“Many people in Europe consider middle easterners and North Africans as whites but in reality they are mixed.”

Statistically they are mixed. “Arab populations carried 10% lineages of sub-Saharan origin, whereas non-Arab Near Eastern populations, by contrast, carried few or no such lineages.” (Richards et al.: Extensive Female-Mediated Gene Flow from Sub-Saharan Africa into Near Eastern Arab Populations;

The strongest link of French people with African peoples historically will be with the people of Maghreb, especially Algeria; but genetically, those are nearer to the Western Europeans than to the Arabs (Sánchez-Quinto F et al. 2012; Brenna M. Henn et al.: Genomic Ancestry of North Africans Supports Back-to-Africa Migrations (from Europe; Freerk)).

From this side, there will be nearly no sub-Saharan influence; on the other hand, there has been a limited influx of sub-Saharan women (Wikipedia: Sub-Saharan and other haplogroups (0-8%); It is very questionable whether this relatively small influx resulted in Audrey Tautou …

But all this is based on reconstruction and interpretation of results of genetical studies. Genetics have shown that 85 percent of genetical variation exists within a given population (for example the French), while the variation between populations is about 6-10 percent, no matter whether the compared populations are of the same „race“ defined by skin colour or of different „races“. In fact, we set statistical definitions, speculate about genetical specifications of „races“ und about collective gene pools and how they are realized in individuals. ;-)

The only thing I agree with you is that “pureness” is a somehow sick concept.

thomas1987 November 11, 2014 at 1:34 am

exotic means something you never seen before
exotic doesn’t mean non-white
whites can be very exotic
and if she is not white, then no one in Europe is white.
because alot of people there loo like that

midori29 November 26, 2014 at 7:06 am

Many North African people are mixed with subsaharan black African

shobohunter November 26, 2014 at 2:48 pm

there is a big geographical difference between them.
it like saying that Pakistani are mixed with Japanese because they shear and belongs to same continent.

midori29 December 25, 2014 at 10:24 am

@tgomas1987 No , ive been to Europe alot of Europeans do not look like this woman. If anyone looks like her and thinks they are fully white them they have identity issues.

midori29 December 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

Looks like Jennifer Beals (African American and Irish) from

andrew December 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm

even though Beals nearly pass for a white woman, she looks anything like Audrey Tautou, who’s French and looks it. You’re embarassing

shobohunter November 11, 2014 at 3:20 am

doesn’t look black

WTF November 11, 2014 at 3:42 am

I didn’t mean she looks black. She looks like she could have some Indian and Asian in her.

midori29 November 26, 2014 at 7:13 am

Have you traveled to France, its filled with super black subsaharan Africans, some of the blackest people you have ever seen.You cant tell me the French population never absorbed any of that.

andrew November 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

yeah, there are some of the “blackest” people in France and Europe in general. You can really see the difference between unmixed West Africans and “New World” mutts like you

ashash December 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Audrey could have 1% African ancestry going back many generations like some whites. Anything is possible, but that wouldn’t have an influence on her phenotype.

I think she’s just French like she says. According to her, people mistake her for Spanish, Italian, or Jewish. I don’t know if anyone has ever mistaken her for being 1/4 black, but they could have.

Marseille September 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

She has a common Southern and Central France look.

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 4:35 am

Looks typical French.

andrew June 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

1976 born

andrew June 5, 2013 at 2:31 pm

her name is an homage to Hepburn

scallyswag July 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I always thought she was turkish, or part turkish

ashash May 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

She’s adorable.

Holly88 April 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

This is an actual quote from Audrey herself. Read below;

‘Everyone thinks I have an ethnic origin, and could be from North Africa or parts of Asia, or Italy and Spain. But, as far as I know, I’m 100-percent French.’

levangelista36 August 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Audrey, Marion Cotillard, Sophie Marceau, and a few other French actresses look just as M E D I T E R R A N E A N as their neighbor countries like Spain, Italy, and such.

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2013 at 3:39 am

France has had so much ethnic DNA running up in there,no telling what’s in this girl’s bloodline.I don’t get it,from all the comments I’ve read on here,They don’t tell you guys anything.It’s like a code of silence,if it ain’t white,don’t talk about it.

andrew June 4, 2013 at 5:20 am

pls stop your propaganda, she’s just French. Damn Americans..

fuzzybear44 June 4, 2013 at 6:15 am


(she’s just French)

show me the part of my comment,where I said she wasn’t french?I’m just stating a fact about France.France is a country,that has had quite a bit of African visitation.I’m not making it up,all you have to do is check the history of the country.Black soldiers alone were messing with so many white women,all through the 20’s,30’s,40’s ,you name the date,black people were there.Creoles from Louisiana went to France(the mixed ones).No propaganda,just Facts.She’s stating herself,she doesn’t know what’s in here background.except she’s French(just like I’m a Damn American.

andrew June 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm’s ok..but do you seriously think Tatou is mixed with that??? she’s an average brunette European woman with Mediterranean features

andrew June 4, 2013 at 5:48 pm

LOL..I was looking for Sherman Hemsley pics and I posted one of them. Btw It doesnt know my point

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 2:33 am


Ok andrew I’m going to be straight with you.Base on the pic you gave,that person has some black heritage.I mean it might be from a great great great granddad,but it’s definitely a hint of it there.Maybe if you look around the eyes real good,you could see it.

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 3:11 am


Ok seriously,I don’t know what Tatou has in her background.I was just recognizing the possibility,I even forgot about the Asian soldiers that were there.They wrote plenty of letters home about the french women they got to mess with.Now I understand from the picture you put up,maybe you go strictly by what you see.That someone who looks white,has to be 100% white.That it maybe mixed-bloods could look completely white,IDK .I looked at TAtou,and I couldn’t tell if she does or doesn’t.Let me give a few examples
Danzy Senna:×300.jpg

Jamila Widman:

How black blood you look like they have?

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 3:17 am
fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 3:36 am

(That it maybe mixed-bloods could look completely white,IDK)

correction here:

That maybe a mixed blood that looks completely white, is surprising to you,idk

(How black blood you look like they have?)

How much black blood do you see in them?

fuzzybear44 June 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

I tried to correct my comment,but it went into you know what

andrew June 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Danzy Senna: I read about her, she looks white but she’s not..and she is married to a black man. I cant open Widman pic
There are french ppl with Vietnamese blood because of colonialism but it’s not Tautou case ( what I wanted to post

andrew June 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

or Finland..

andrew June 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

good one!

COOLGUY2012 September 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm


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