Jean-Louis Trintignant

Trintignant in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Jean-Louis Xavier Trintignant

Date of Birth: 11 December, 1930

Place of Birth: Piolenc, Vaucluse, France

Date of Death: 17 June, 2022

Place of Death: Uzès, Gard, France

Ethnicity: French

Jean-Louis Trintignant was a French actor, filmmaker, and racecar driver. He starred in over one hundred movies, mostly French, and some Italian, productions. His films included And God Created Woman, Il Sorpasso, Mata Hari, Agent H21, A Man and a Woman, and its sequels, Diamond Safari, The Man Who Lies, The Libertine, Z, My Night at Maud’s, The Train, Three Colours: Red, The City of Lost Children, Amour, and Happy End.

Jean-Louis was the son of Claire Françoise (Tourtin) and Louis Thimothée François Raoul Trintignant, an industrialist. His uncles were motor racing drivers Louis Trintignant and Maurice Trintignant.

Jean-Louis was married to Marianne Hoepfner, until his death. He had three children with his former wife, actress, screenwriter, and director Nadine Trintignant (née Marquand), including actress Marie Trintignant. His grandson is actor Roman Kolinka.

Jean-Louis’s paternal grandfather was Louis Henri Joseph Fernand Trintignant (the son of Louis Jean Joseph Trintignant and Marie Louise Feytel). Fernand was born in Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Louis was the son of Claude Alexis Trintignant and Anne Félicie Charousset. Marie Louise was the daughter of Joseph Feytel and Marie Ducoin.

Jean-Louis’s paternal grandmother was Marie-Louise Celestine/Aimée Delaigue (the daughter of Aimé Constantin Delaygue/Delaigue and Françoise Thérèse Blaise). Marie-Louise was born in Pont-Saint-Esprit, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon. Aimé was the son of Joseph Delaygue/Delaigue and Amélie Bricée Fabregon. Françoise was the daughter of François Blaise and Thérèse André.

Jean-Louis’s maternal grandfather was Louis Léon Tourtin (the son of Joseph Tourtin and Clarisse Julian). Louis was born in Pernes-les-Fontaines, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Jean-Louis’s maternal grandmother was Thérèse Constance Cheyssen (the daughter of François Xavier Cheyssen and Catherine Rouviere). Therese was born in Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. François was the son of François Xavier Cheyssen and Marie Marseille. Catherine was the daughter of Joseph Rouviere and Thérèse Viaud.

Sources: Genealogies of Jean-Louis Trintignant –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    I see that you cited his movies, omitting a big one:

  2. andrew says:

    his grandson is Roman Kolinka

    Jean-Louis Trintignant and Jackie Kennedy are 6th cousins

    Jackie’s paternal 5th great-grandparents, Jean Trintignant and Thérèse Paulin, are also Jean-Louis paternal 5th great-grandparents

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