Sophie Renoir

Sophie Renoir (born 1964) is a French actress. She is the great-granddaughter of the French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919),[1] and daughter of the cinematographer Claude Renoir[2] (1913–1993), granddaughter of actors Pierre Renoir and Véra Sergine, and grand-niece of film director Jean Renoir.

In 1988, she was nominated for César Award for Most Promising Actress for her part in Boyfriends and Girlfriends by Eric Rohmer.[3]



  1. ^ Kyle, Robert. "Not a Pretty Picture; Maryland Auction of Renoir Mementos Leaves French Aghast," Washington Post, 3 September 2005
  2. ^ Ginette Vincendeau "Renoir, Jean" in Vincendeau (ed) Encyclopedia of European Cinema, p.357-38, 358. Her grandfather was the actor Pierre Renoir (1885-1952). Another son of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, also named Claude Renoir (died 1969), her uncle, is sometimes confused with her father.
  3. ^ Academie des Cesar web site,, search "Sophie Renoir" conducted 21 Jun 2010