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Francine Racette

Francine Racette

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Full Name:Francine Racette
Birth Date:September 23, 1947
Age:73 years
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
HusbandDonald Sutherland
DivorceLois Hardwick (m.1959-1996), Shirley Douglas (m.1966-1970)
Net Worth$500 thousand
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceJoliette
EducationNational Theatre School
KidsRossif Sutherland, Roeg Sutherland, Angus Sutherland
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Canadian actress who is widely recognized for her performances in Au revoir les enfantsLumière, and The Disappearance.

Early Life

Francine Racette entered this earth on September 23, 1947, in Joliette, Canada. As of 2019, her age is 72 years old while her birth sign is Capricorn. Francine is the only child of her parents, born to Canadian parents. Similar;y, she is the daughter-in-law of Dorothy Isobel McNichol and Frederick McLea Sutherland who was a businessman.

Francine holds Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnical background. Concerning about her education, she attended the National Theatre School of Canada to studied acting. Also, she completed her graduation with a diploma in 1966.

She stands at a height of is 5 feet 5 inches tall. Also, Racette has black hair with her eyes color brown.


After completing her graduation from National Theatre School of Canada, she auditioned for several films and television shows. However, Francine acting debut with a minor role in the 1976 mystery drama film, Mr. Klein, opposite Alain Delon and Jeanne Moreau.

Francine Racette, Actress
Caption: Francine Racette, Actress (Photo: listal)

The actress also played the role of  Julienne on the drama romance film, Lumiere, alongside MoreauKeith Carradine, and Bruno Ganz in 1976.  She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Award at César Awards for her role in Lumiere in 1977.

However, Racette came into limelight after her role in the war drama film, Au Revoir les Enfants, alongside Gaspard Manesse and Raphaël Fejtö in 1987. In the year 2017, she appeared in a Canadian television miniseries. Similarly, the cast members of the miniseries included Camille SullivanAden YoungPeter CoyoteJoanne Kelly, and Kevin Parent.

The Disappearance

The Disappearance series directed by Stuart Cooper in 1977. It is a British-Canadian thriller film starring Donald Sutherland, Francine Racette, and David Hemmings. The story of the film based on the novel Echoes of Celandine by Derek Marlowe.

The lead character of the story is a contract killer living in Montreal works for an unknown international criminal organization. Similarly,  he returns home one cold winter day to find that his wife has gone without a trace. He began to search for his wife.

Au revoir les enfants

Au revoir les enfants meaning “Goodbye, Children” autobiographical film written, produced and directed by Louis Malle in 1987. Similarly, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The story of the film Julien Quentin, a student at a Carmelite boarding school in occupied France after returning to school from vacation.

Francine Racette, Actress
Caption: Francine Racette, Actress (Photo: listal)

He is actually a pampered boy who misses his mother deeply but he acts tough to the students at the school. After returning to the tedium of boarding school, and seem uneventful until Père Jean, the headmaster, introduces three new pupils.

Julien at first despises Bonnet, a socially awkward boy with a talent for arithmetic and playing the piano like other students. Similarly, the film collected a box office success having 3.5 million admissions in France and grossing $4,542,825 in North America. The film also received mixed reviews from critics.

What is Francine Racette Net Worth?

Francine Racette has an estimated net worth around $500 thousand earned throughout her acting career. According to, the Canadian actor or actress makes around $14 per hour and $27,300 per year on average.

Other the other hand, Racette’s husband, Donald Sutherland, has a whopping net worth of $60 million.

Who is Francine Racette Husband?

Francine Racette had married thrice in her life. Currently, she is a happily married woman. Her husband name is Donald Sutherland who is a Canadian actor. The couple exchanged wedding vows in an intimate ceremony in 1972. Since the husband-wife duo is living happily together.

Francine Racette with her husband
Caption: Francine Racette with her husband (Photo: Zimbo)

From their relationship, the couple welcomed three sons. They are Rossif SutherlandRoeg Sutherland, and Angus Sutherland and all of them are actors.

Previously, she married to Lois Hardwick. The former couple shared wedding vows in 1959. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1996. After that, she married Shirley Douglas in 1966 and got a divorce in 1970. Similarly, she is the stepmother of Rachel Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland.