List of Famous people born in Grand Est, France
Xavier René Louis Bertrand is a French politician who has been serving as president of the regional council of Hauts-de-France since the 2015 regional elections.
Karine Le Marchand
Karine Le Marchand, is a French television host.
Guy Georges is a French serial killer, dubbed The Beast of the Bastille, who was convicted of murdering seven women between 1991 and 1997.
Charlotte Gonin, known by her stage name Vitaa, is a French singer.
Alain Schmitt is a French judoka.
Isabelle Nanty is a French actress, film and theatre director and screenwriter.
Arsène Charles Ernest Wenger is a French former football manager and player. He is currently FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development. He was the manager of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club's history. His contribution to English football through changes to scouting, players' training, and diet regimens revitalised Arsenal and aided the globalisation of the sport in the 21st century.
Manfred Thierry Mugler is a French fashion designer.
Delphine Wespiser is a French model, television presenter and politician. She is a beauty pageant titleholder who was elected Miss Haut-Rhin 2011, Miss Alsace 2011 and Miss France 2012.
David De Gruttola, known by his pseudonym David Cage, is a French video game designer, writer and musician. He is the founder of the game development studio Quantic Dream. Cage both wrote and directed the video games Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls for the PlayStation 3, and Detroit: Become Human for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor is a French TV journalist and writer. He is a household name in France, and nicknamed "PPDA". With over 30 years and in excess of 4,500 editions of television news to his credit, he was one of the longest serving newsreaders in the world until he was fired in 2008. He presented his last newscast on TF1 on 10 July 2008.
Houcine Camara or just Houcine, is a French singer.
Matthieu Tota, commonly known as M. Pokora or Matt Pokora, is a French singer and songwriter. In 2016, he became a coach for The Voice Kids France and The Voice: la plus belle voix.
Michel Paul Fourniret, also known as the Ogre of the Ardennes, is a French serial killer who confessed to killing twelve people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2003. After he was arrested in June 2003 for the attempted kidnapping of a girl in Ciney, Fourniret confessed to killing nine people—eight females and one male—in 2004, having been informed on by his then-wife, Monique Pierrette Olivier. Fourniret was convicted of seven of these murders on 28 May 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment without possibility of parole, while Olivier was given life with a minimum term of 28 years for complicity.
Aurélie Filippetti is a French politician and novelist of Italian descent. She served as French Minister of Culture and Communications from 2012 until 2014, first in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault and then in the government of Manuel Valls.
Valérie Donzelli is a French actress, filmmaker and screenwriter. She has directed five feature films and two short films since 2008, including the film Declaration of War (2011).
Michel François Platini is a French former football player, manager and administrator. As the president of UEFA in 2015 he was banned from football, over ethics violations. Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Platini won the Ballon d'Or three times, in 1983, 1984 and 1985, and came seventh in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. In recognition of his achievements, he was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur in 1985 and became an Officier in 1998.
Sébastien Loeb is a French professional rally, racing, and rallycross driver. He competed for the Citroën World Rally Team in the World Rally Championship (WRC) and is the most successful driver in WRC history, having won the world championship a record 9 times in a row. He holds several other WRC records, including most event wins, most podium finishes and most stage wins. Loeb announced his retirement from World Rallying at the end of the 2012 season. Participating in selected events in the 2013 WRC season, he raced a full season in the FIA GT Series driving a McLaren MP4-12C before moving on with Citroën to the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2014. In the 2018 season he is one of the official drivers of the Team Peugeot Total.
Pio Marmaï is a French actor. He has appeared in more than twenty films since 2008.
Virginie Despentes is a French writer, novelist and filmmaker.