Sylvie Vartan (born 15 August 1944) is a French pop singer. She was one of the first rock girls in France. Vartan was the most productive and active artist of the yé-yé girls, being considered as the toughest-sounding of her genre. Her performance often featured elaborate show-dance choreography. She made appearances on French and Italian TV, including the songs "Cette lettre-là" and "Irresistiblement".
Charles Marie Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy (16 December 1847–21 May 1923) was a commissioned officer in the French armed forces during the second half of the 19 century who has gained notoriety as a spy for the German Empire and the alleged actual perpetrator of the act of treason, for which Captain Alfred Dreyfus was wrongfully accused and convicted in 1894.
Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967) is a French director, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for his Cannes-winning drama La Haine. Kassovitz is also the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company.
Nicolas Sarkozy, born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955, is the 23rd and current President of the French Republic and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra. He assumed the office on 16 May 2007 after defeating Socialist Party candidate Ségolène Royal 10 days earlier. Before his presidency, he was leader of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).
Guillaume Georges Didier Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa, simply known as Guillaume Sarkozy, is a French textile entrepreneur and vice-president of the MEDEF, the French union of employers. Guillaume Sarkozy is the older brother of French president Nicolas Sarkozy. He was enrolled in the private Catholic middle and high school Cours Saint-Louis de Monceau, and then in the public Lycée (High School) Janson-de-Sailly, both located in Paris.
István Nyers, also known as Stefano Nyers (25 May 1924 - 9 March 2005) was a Hungarian football (soccer) player. Although he played in only two international matches for Hungary, he is considered one of the greatest football legends of his country, reaching the peak of his career in the 1940s and 1950s.
André François (November 9, 1915 – April 11, 2005), born André Farkas, was a Hungarian-born French cartoonist. He was born to a Hungarian Jewish family in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary, He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1932-33). He moved to Paris in 1934 and entered to the atelier of the famous poster artist Adolphe Cassandre (1935-36). He became a French citizen in 1939.
Béatrice Schönberg (née Béatrice Szabo, 9 May 1953) is a French TV journalist on France 2 for the 8 pm weekend news. Her newscasts can be seen on TV5 in Canada on weekends at 6:30 pm North American Eastern Time. She was formerly married to the musician and composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. On 21 July 2005 she married the French politician Jean-Louis Borloo at Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine. The journalists' union SDJ (Société des journalistes) then called for her resignation.
Hajnalka Kiraly Picot (born March 2, 1971 in Veszprém) is a Hungarian-born French épée fencer, who won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics alongside Laura Flessel-Colovic, Maureen Nisima and Sarah Daninthe. She also won the silver medal in the épée team event at the 2006 World Fencing Championships after losing to China in the final. She accomplished this with her team mates Marysa Baradji-Duchêne, Maureen Nisima and Laura Flessel-Colovic.
Peter Kassovitz (born November 17, 1938) is a French film director and scriptwriter. He was born in Budapest, Hungary. He left the country at the time of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He is the father of film director Mathieu Kassovitz. He directed the film Jacob the Liar, starring Robin Williams in 1999.
Pierre Bellanger is founder and CEO of Skyrock. The Skyrock Network is Europe’s premier blog platform and social networking service for 15-24 year olds. Skyrock is also the world’s top French-language social network. Bellanger created Skyrock in 1985 as a national FM station in France. Today, it ranks as the country's most popular radio station among 13-24 year olds, pulling in four million listeners each day.
András "André" Simonyi (31 March 1913 – 17 July 2002) was a Hungarian-born French football player who played for Lille OSC, FC Sochaux, Red Star 93, Rennes, Angers SCO, Stade Français and CO Roubaix-Tourcoing, as well as with the French national side. After retiring as a player, Simonyi enjoyed a management career with Angers SCO, Red Star 93 and AS Cherbourg.
Ferenc Fejtő, French: François Fejtő (August 31, 1909, Nagykanizsa – June 2, 2008, Paris), was a Hungarian-born French journalist and political scientist, specializing in Eastern Europe. He was born in Nagykanizsa to a well-off Jewish Hungarian family of booksellers and publishers. Following the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, several members of his family became Yugoslavian, Italian, Czechoslovak and Romanian citizens.
Désiré Koranyi (28 January 1914 – 1981), aka Dezsõ Korányi or Dezsõ Kronenberger, was a Hungarian-French football player. He played club football most notably with FC Sète where he won the Division 1 in 1938-39. He was capped five times for France, scoring five goals. He then enjoyed a coaching career with FC Sète and FC Metz. He had two brothers who were also footballers: Lajos Korányi and Mátyás Korányi.
Raoul Charles Magrin-Vernerey (7 February 1892 - 3 June 1964), also known as Ralph Monclar, was a French Army and French Foreign Legion general who fought in World War I, World War II and commanded the French Battalion in the Korean War.