Rachida Brakni

Rachida Brakni (born 15 February 1977) is a French actress. She is married to actor and former professional footballer Éric Cantona[1].

Rachida Brakni
Rachida Brakni at 2015 César Awards
Born (1977-02-15) 15 February 1977
Paris, France
Years active2001-present
Eric Cantona (m. 2007)


In 2001, she joined the Comédie Française, as a member of which she won a Molière Award for her performance in Ruy Blas. In 2002, she was awarded the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her performance in Chaos.

In 2010, she directed her husband in Face au paradis (In Front of Paradise), a contemporary play, written by a young French playwright, Nathalie Saugeon. The production opened at Théâtre Marigny on the Champs-Élysées on 26 January 2010.[2]

In 2012, she joined her husband Eric as the face of the fashion brand The Kooples in an advertising campaign.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. Archived 2007-06-20 at the Wayback Machine, Nouvel Observateur, 17 June 2007
  2. In The Observer 10 January 2010
  3. Daily Telegraph, 21 February 2012 Archived 10 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
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