Christian Marquand (March 15 1927 - November 22 2000) was a French director, actor and screenwriter working in French cinema. A native of Marseille, he was the brother of film director Nadine Trintignant. A heartthrob in French movies of the 1950s, he co-starred in And God Created Woman. He directed a few pictures, the most famous of which was Candy.
Marquand was a friend of Marlon Brando, whom he had met in 1949 and was said to have had an affair with him at some point. Brando's son Christian was named after him. He was married to Tina Aumont in the 1960s. He died of Alzheimer's disease.