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Francesca Alicia "Frenchy" Facciano (LeFevre in the novelization), is one of the main protagonists in Grease, and a charter member of the Pink Ladies. She is Doody’s girlfriend. She was played by actress Didi Conn in the 1978 movie adaptation, Marya Small in the original 1972 Broadway musical and Kimberley Goon in the Options Theatre Company’s 2017 version performance (alongside her co-star/boyfriend and singer, Ben Peel whom played Goon’s love interest).


Frenchy is a very pretty young woman of average height, a slight peach skin tone, brown eyes and curly red hair. Frenchy's style is bright and colorful. Her most memorable scene said by people who have seen the film is probably the "Beauty School Dropout" segment when she imagines Frankie Avalon is singing to her as her guardian angel after dropping out of "The La Coiffure Beauty School" (which she pronounces "laca-fury"). At the National Dance-Off, her hair is blond and she's wearing a yellow dress and matching yellow high heels (and matching yellow panties). She is often seen in her Pink Ladies Jacket with the other girls.


Frenchy is fun-loving, bubbly, flighty, and a bit of an airhead, but a very friendly member of the Pink Ladies. She dropped out of high school to enter beauty school to become a beautician, but she dropped out after her hair turned pink in tinting class.

In the beginning of the movie, she is already friends with Sandy Olsson. In Grease 2, she also welcomed Sandy's cousin, Michael Carrington.

Frenchy was written out of Grease 2 halfway into the script, right after she and Michael were in the chemistry lab, and he chickened out of revealing himself to Stephanie Zinone as the Lone Rider post- Who's That Guy?

It could be assumed that she attended summer school to make up for the midterms she missed and finally passing shampoo in order to graduate with the rest of her senior class, and became a post-graduate after finishing and passing chemistry. It's unclear if Frenchy and Doody are still together.