The Chef: Babette Hersant (Stéphane Audran)
Why We Love Her: After escaping the chaos of revolutionary France, Babette takes a job as a housekeeper and cook for two sisters on the Danish coast. Despite her hardships, she finds solace and pleasure in the passion of cooking. Watching her cook the last meal in the film for a huge congregation is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
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