Françoise Bettencourt Meyers
10 July 1953
|Occupation||Author, and board member of L'Oréal|
|Relatives||Eugène Schueller (maternal grandfather)|
Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swaːz bɛtɑ̃kuːʁ mɛjɛʁ]) is a French heiress and author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. The only daughter and thus under French law the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, her family owns the company Loreal. She married the Jewish grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz. After marriage, Meyers decided to raise her children as Jewish. Her marriage caused controversy as a result of her grandfather, Eugène Schueller's, trial for collaboration with the Nazi regime.
In 2008, she sued François-Marie Banier for taking money from her 'unstable' mother, and started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent. The revelations in the secret recordings she used in evidence, were at the origin of the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal. In December 2010, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers announced that she had settled out of court with both her mother and François-Marie Banier.
- The Greek gods. Genealogy (Les Dieux grecs. Généalogies), Paris, éd. Christian, 1994, 511 p.
- A look at the Bible (Regard sur la Bible), 5 vol., Introduction by Alain Decaux, Published, November 2008, awarded the prix des Lauriers Verts (section « Spirituality ») in 2009:
- Words and expressions originating in the Bible
- From one Testament to the other, Judaism and Catholicism
- Family Tree of Adam Eve, and the Tribes of Israel
- Animals, Plants, Measures, money, and numbers in the Bible
- Genealogic section