The wife of Jacques Chirac, who was the President of France from 1995 to 2007. While her husband was in office she worked to improve the lives of children in her country.
She was born the oldest of three children in a old noble family.
She was President of the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, which sought to make hospitalized children more comfortable.
She married French President Jacques Chirac in 1956.
As president, her husband worked with other world leaders, like China's Hu Jintao.