Lucie Madeleine Renaud was a French actress best remembered for her work in the theatre. She did though appear in several films directed by Jean Grémillon including Remorques and Lumière d'été
Renaud had a son, Jean-Pierre Granval, by her first marriage. In 1940, Renaud married her second husband, actor-director Jean-Louis Barrault. They remained married until his death in 1994. She died the same year. The couple acted together and co-founded a number of theater companies, touring extensively throughout North and South America.