This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Texarkana Gazette, Inc. 2011, with a brief interruption in 2017. She is the youngest daughter of party french election 2017 Jean-Marie Le Pen and the aunt of former FN MP Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. Le Pen was ranked among the most influential people in 2011 and 2015, by the Time 100.
She has two sisters: Yann and Marie Caroline. In 1976, when Marine was eight, a bomb meant for her father exploded in the stairwell outside the family’s apartment as they slept. The blast ripped a hole in the outside wall of the building, but Marine, her two older sisters and their parents were unharmed. She was a student at the Lycée Florent Schmitt in Saint-Cloud. Her mother left the family in 1984, when Marine was 16. Le Pen wrote in her autobiography that the effect was “the most awful, cruel, crushing of pains of the heart: my mother did not love me. Le Pen was raised Roman Catholic.
In 1995, she married Franck Chauffroy, a business executive who worked for the National Front. Since 2009, she has been in a relationship with Louis Aliot, who is of ethnic French Pied-Noir and Algerian Jewish heritage. Marine Le Pen joined the FN in 1986, at the age of 18. She acquired her first political mandate in 1988 when she was elected a Regional Councillor for Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In the same year, she joined the FN’s juridical branch, which she led until 2003. In 2000, she became president of Generations Le Pen, a loose association close to the party which aimed at “de-demonizing the Front National”. 2000, and vice-president of the FN in 2003.