Countdown: Top 10 Most Loved French Celebrities
While the Brits love Beckham, the Yanks adore Beyoncé and the Canadians are besotted with Bieber have you ever wondered which celebrity the French hold closest to their hearts? Well fret no more. Here's a countdown of the top ten most loved French personalities taken from an official poll in France's Le Journal du Dimanche that has been running for 25 years. This summer's list contains a few shocks, not the least the winner. With previous victors including Jacques Cousteau and Zinedine Zidane, can you guess who is top of the list in 2013?
10. YANNICK NOAH. France’s highest-ranked tennis player ever gained immortality when he won the French Open in 1983, the first home-grown champion since 1946, and the most recent.
Noah has stayed in the public eye, however, with his successful music career and involvement in several charities, most notably ‘Enfants de la Terre.’
Noah has dropped from third since December, but he has been France’s best-loved celebrity on 11 separate occasions between July 2005 and July 2012.
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