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Fantine is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables. She is a young orphaned grisette in Paris who becomes pregnant by a rich student. After he abandons her, she is forced to look after their child, Cosette, on her own. Originally a pretty and naïve girl, Fantine is eventually forced by circumstances to become a prostitute, selling her hair and front teeth, losing her beauty and health. The money she earns is sent to support her daughter.

Fantine
Les Misérables character
Margaret Bernardine Hall - Fantine - Google Art Project.jpg
Created by Victor Hugo
Information
Gender Female
Occupation

Factory worker

Prostitute
Significant other(s) Félix Tholomyès
Children Cosette
Nationality French

Fantine is a fictional character in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables. She is a young orphaned grisette in Paris who becomes pregnant by a rich student. After he abandons her, she is forced to look after their child, Cosette, on her own. Originally a pretty and naïve girl, Fantine is eventually forced by circumstances to become a prostitute, selling her hair and front teeth, losing her beauty and health. The money she earns is sent to support her daughter.

Fantine became an archetype of self-abnegation and devoted motherhood. Possibly due to her status as an orphan, Hugo never labels her with a surname. She has been portrayed by many actresses in stage and screen versions of the story and has been depicted in works of art.

Fantine is abandoned with baby Cosette | Les Misérables - BBC

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Les Misérables (2012) 720p mkv I Dreamed a Dream Fantine†§(with subtitles)

Fantine's Arrest Les Mis 2012

At The End Of The Day - Les Misérables (2012)

Performed by Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Ruthie Henshall - Fantine's Arrest (Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert - Royal Albert Hall)

Ruthie Henshall played Fantine here in the 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall London giving an amazingly moving performance. One not to be ...

Ruthie Henshall - I Dreamed A Dream (Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert - Royal Albert Hall)

The famous song from Broadway and West End hit musical Les Miserables 'I dreamed a dream' sung by the character Fantine. Ruthie Henshall played Fantine ...