Esther Garrel

Garrel in 2017, photo by Denis Makarenko/

Place of Birth: Paris, France

Date of Birth: 18 February, 1991

*75% French
*25% Jewish

Esther Garrel is a French actress. She is the daughter of director Philippe Garrel and actress Brigitte Sy, and the sister of actor Louis Garrel. Her uncle is producer Thierry Garrel. Her grandfather was actor Maurice Garrel.

Esther’s mother was born in Paris, and was raised by her own mother. Esther’s brother Louis has said that their maternal grandfather was Jewish. Their Jewish ancestry has been described as Sephardi.

Esther’s paternal grandfather was Maurice Pierre Garrel (the son of Louis Jean Baptiste Garrel and Marie Thérèse Marcelle Foillard). Maurice was born in Saint-Servais, Isère, France. Louis was the son of Louis François Garrel and Joséphine Marie Adélaïde Bressieu. Esther’s great-grandmother Marie Thérèse Marcelle was the daughter of Pierre Georges Foillard and Germaine Nely Marie Mouret.


Genealogies of Esther Garrel (focusing on her father’s side) –

Death record of Esther’s father –

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