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Top ten: France’s most notorious celebrities

In light of the recent arrest of France's self-dubbed Kim Kardashian, Nabilla Benattia, The Local has put together a list of France's most notorious celebrities.

Top ten: France's most notorious celebrities
Nabilla Benattia, Dieudonné and Gérard Depardieu: AFP

Their crimes range from petty theft to sexual assault and even murder.

While there may be a few you don't recognize, don't be surprised to come across some A-listers too…

Can you think of anymore? Tell us in the comments section below.

IN PICTURES: France's most notorious celebrities

by Simone Flückiger

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Suspect arrested over 2012 murder of British family in French Alps

French police on Wednesday detained a man over the 2012 killing of a British family in a remote part of the French Alps, prosecutors said, a rare development in one of France's most notorious unsolved cold cases.

French Alpine village of Lathuile
The murders took place near the small village of Lathuile in the Savoie area of France. Photo: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP

The arrest will allow investigators to carry out searches and check the individual’s movements around the time of the killing of three members of the Al-Hilli family and a passing French cyclist on September 5th, 2012, prosecutors in Annecy said.

The individual, whose age and gender were not specified, was detained by police from the Alpine town of Chambery.

Saad al-Hilli, a 50-year-old Iraqi-born British tourist in France, was gunned down along with his 47-year-old wife Iqbal and her 74-year-old mother  in a woodland car park close to the village of Chevaline in the hills above Lake Annecy.

Each was shot several times in their British-registered BMW estate car and more than two dozen used bullet casings were found near the vehicle.

The couple’s two daughters, aged seven and four at the time, survived the gruesome attack, but the older girl was shot and badly beaten.

A 45-year-old French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, was also killed after apparently stumbling upon the scene.

Almost a decade after the killings, French and British police have so far failed to make any real progress in the case despite a massive effort involving officers on both sides of the Channel.

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