American Actress, Film Director, and Producer Jodie Foster has won two Academy Awards, three BAFTAs for two films, two Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a People's Choice Award. Foster attended a French-language prep school, frequently stayed and worked in France as a teenager, and now speaks French fluently. In fact because of this, Jodie has dubbed herself in French-language versions of most of her films, and also understands German, Spanish and Italian.
Dame Ellen MacArthur is best known for breaking the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in February 2005. In 1997, when she was 21, Ellen finished 17th in the Mini Transat solo transatlantic race after fitting out her 21 ft yacht Le Poisson herself while living in a French boatyard, where she became fluent in French. After her incredible achievement, she was presented with the insignia of the Légion d’Honneur by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic, and she has since written two books about her experiences.