ValÃ©rie Benguigui was a French actress and theater director. Born in Paris, she took acting courses at the Cours Florent and the National Chaillot Theatre School. Her first film role was in Francis Huster's On a volÃ© Charlie Spencer.
Her most successful television role was in the series Avocats et associÃ©s, in which she appeared from 2000 to 2005. She also produced and directed several plays at this time. In 2012, she portrayed Ã‰lisabeth in the film What's in a Name?, which earned her a CÃ©sar Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as a MoliÃ¨re Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.