They pushed Sherawat to the ground, then started hitting Auxenfans and tried to grab her bag.
“He was hurt a little bit. We both fought them off. I’m not going to let this change my life at all,” she told CNN, describing herself as “a strong woman.”
“I fought them off. They are strong men but I didn’t just cower down,” she said.
The attackers, who wore scarves over their faces, fled empty-handed from the building in rue de la Faisanderie, an upscale neighborhood in the 16th arrondissement.
Sherawat, 40, did not wish to go into further detail about the attempted robbery, but told CNN: “It was extremely traumatic. No one should be made to suffer the insecurity of having their home broken into or the physical and mental abuse of such an attack.”
The actress said the teargas temporarily blinded her and she has been left with “a few bruises and marks” and “the feeling of having to look over your shoulder.”
Auxenfans, a businessman, also suffered minor injuries.