Child prodigy of the star system, Ludivine Sagnier has begun to modeling at nine years and in 1989 she appeared for the first time on the big screen in I want to go home! by Alain Resnais and in Les Maris, les femmes, les Amants by Pascal Thomas. In 1990 she had a part in epic Cyrano de Bergerac and later starred mainly in television movies.
Ludivine Sagnier has starred in two films presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2003, that La petite Lili and Swimming Pool, realized in the same year.
Like many other young actresses and beautiful, Ludivine Sagnier has appeared nude in many films, including the two mentioned above and Bon plan. On this subject she said: “I am much more confident in front of a camera, hidden from my character, aided by makeup, so as to go further than what can be done in reality. The sex scenes are painful because even though as an actress I’m pretending, I have next to a person who does not want. After realizing these scenes, I run into the shower to get rid of everything. ” With this open-mindedness, which merges with an undoubted talent, a remarkable beauty and close alliance with the young but already famous French director François Ozon (she starred in many of his films: Gouttes d’eau sur pierres brûlantes, 8 Femmes and Swimming Pool), Ludivine Sagnier is today among the most popular emerging French actresses and known to the public.
In 2003 she starred in the Peter Pan of P.J. Hogan the character of Tinkerbell, a character entirely mimic thanks to which Ludivine showed off all her skill and her comic genius.
In The Young Pope she plays the role of Esther. The Young Pope is a TV series in 10 episodes by Paolo Sorrentino that tells the beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history.