Léa Seydoux Biography
Léa Seydoux (Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne) is a French actress born on 1st July 1985 in Paris, France. She came to attention when she received her first César Award nomination for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008) and won the Trophée Chopard, an award given to promising actors at the Cannes Film Festival.
She has appeared in major Hollywood films including Inglourious Basterds (2009), Robin Hood (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).
In French cinema, she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for a second time for her role in Belle Épine (2010) and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012).
In 2013, Seydoux came to widespread attention when she was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a lesbian art student in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour.
That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She gained international attention for her appearance as Bond girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre (2015).
Lea Seydoux Age
Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne was born on 1 July 1985 (33 years as of 2018)
Lea Seydoux Family
Seydoux’s parents are both partly of Alsatian descent. Her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger, while her mother is a granddaughter of Marcel’s brother, Maurice Schlumberger.
Seydoux’s parents divorced when she was three years old and they were often away, her mother in Africa and her father on business, which, combined with her large family, meant that she “felt lost in the crowd… I was very lonely as a kid. Really I always had the feeling I was an orphan.”
Through her family involvement in media and entertainment, Seydoux grew up acquainted with prominent artists such as photographer Nan Goldin, musicians Lou Reed and Mick Jagger and footwear designer Christian Louboutin.
For six years, Seydoux went to summer camp in the United States, at the behest of her father, who wanted her to learn to speak English.
The Seydoux family is widely known in France. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is the chairman of Pathé; her granduncle, Nicolas Seydoux, is the chairman of Gaumont Film Company; her other granduncle, Michel Seydoux, also a cinema producer, is the chairman of the Lille-based football club Lille OSC; and her father is CEO of the French wireless company Parrot.
Despite Seydoux’s connections, her family initially took no interest in her film career and did not help her. As a child, she had no desire to act. She instead wanted to be an opera singer, studying music at the Conservatoire de Paris.
Her mother Valérie Schlumberger is a former actress-turned-philanthropist and the founder of the boutique CSAO (Compagnie d’Afrique du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’ouest), which promotes the work of African artists. Seydoux once worked as a model for their jewellery line Jokko.
Schlumberger, who lived in Senegal as a teenager, is also the founder of the charitable organisations ASAO (Association pour le Sénégal et l’Afrique de l’Ouest) and Empire des enfants, a centre for homeless children in Dakar, of which Seydoux is the “godmother.”
Seydoux describes her youthful self as short-haired, slightly disheveled, and widely viewed as a bit strange: “People liked me, but I always felt like a misfit.” Still concerned for her shyness in adulthood, Seydoux has admitted to having had an anxiety crisis during the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Lea Seydoux Sister
Ondine Saglio splits her time between Africa where she was born, and Paris, where she works as a photographer and design consultant for CSAO ((la Compagnie du Sénégal et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest), a company that imports African furniture, accessories and textiles.
Camille Seydoux is the older sister of Seydoux
Lea Seydoux Boyfriend
Yet Léa Seydoux has shown her off-screen love life is just as passionate as in the movies, as she packed on the PDA with her boyfriend Andre Meyer during a stroll in Paris, France on Thursday.
The 30-year-old French actress looked fresh-faced as she went make-up free while sporting extremely casual garb for the romantic jaunt around the streets of her native city.
Léa, who plays sexy doctor Madeleine Swann in the new 007 flick, looked as though she’d dashed out in her pyjamas as she headed out in patterned trousers which she tucked into a pair of comfy, black Ugg boots.
The stunning star wrapped up against the autumn chill as she wore a grey fur jacket with a white collar, which she was spied in at a Miu Miu fashion show last month.
Despite her low-key look, Léa was sporting a pair of delicate hooped earrings, which gave the look a slightly more glamorous feel.
Lea Seydoux Films (Career) – Lea Seydoux Filmography
Seydoux says that as a child she wanted to become an opera singer, studying music at the Conservatoire de Paris, but eventually her shyness compelled her to drop the idea. It was until the age of eighteen that she decided to become an actress.
One of her friends was an actor, and Seydoux has said: “I found his life wonderful, I thought, ‘Oh my god, you can travel, you’re free, you can do what you want, you’re the boss.’”
She fell in love with an actor and decided to become an actress to impress him. She took acting classes at French drama school Les Enfants Terribles, and in 2007 she took further training at New York’s Actors Studio with Corinne Blue.
In 2005, Seydoux appeared in the music video for Raphaël’s single “Ne partons pas fâchés”. The following year, Seydoux played her first major screen role as one of the main characters in Sylvie Ayme’s Girlfriends (Mes copines).
She starred in Nicolas Klotz’s short film La Consolation, which was exhibited at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In these years, she also did her first work as a model for American Apparel, posing for their Pantytime campaign, and had a role in the films 13 French Street and The Last Mistress.
Seydoux came to widespread attention in 2008, when she appeared in Christophe Honoré’s The Beautiful Person, a role that earned her the 2009 Chopard Award at the Cannes Film Festival for “Best Upcoming Actress” and a César Award nomination for Most Promising Actress.
In 2009 she had a major part in Jessica Hausner’s Lourdes, and a small role in her first Hollywood film, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. In 2010 she starred alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, playing Isabella of Angoulême; other 2010 work includes Louis Garrel’s Petit Tailleur, and Rebecca Zlotowski’s Belle Épine, which earned her a second César nomination of Most Promising Actress.
Seydoux auditioned to play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but the part ultimately went to actress Rooney Mara. Seydoux recalled in an interview: “I got upset, but I don’t think I’d be able to do anything to get that part. It was totally against my nature. I worked hard, but Lisbeth was almost anorexic. I wasn’t like that”.
Seydoux was chosen, however, to play Gabrielle in Midnight in Paris, by Woody Allen, whom she calls one of her favorite directors of all time. There was no casting – Allen was shown pictures of three French actresses and from all he chose Seydoux.
In 2011 she participated in another Hollywood production, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, in which she played the assassin Sabine Moreau alongside stars Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner.
After Mission: Impossible, Seydoux returned to French cinema, starring in My Wife’s Romance (Le Roman de ma femme) and Roses à crédit in 2011, and the critically acclaimed Farewell, My Queen and Sister in 2012.
Also in that year, Seydoux played roles in Blue Is the Warmest Colour by Abdellatif Kechiche, and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski, both exhibited at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
In 2013, Seydoux was nominated for Best Actress at the 38th César Awards for her role as Sidonie Laborde in Benoît Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen.
Later that year at Cannes, Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d’Or and the jury, headed by Steven Spielberg, took the unusual move of awarding the prize not just to the director Abdellatif Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars, Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
In 2014, Seydoux won the Best Actress award at the 19th Lumières Awards for her role in Blue Is the Warmest Colour and Grand Central. She was also nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and the César Award for Best Actress in the same year. Her role in Blue Is the Warmest Colour earned her raves reviews, numerous accolades, and international attention.
Seydoux co-starred with Vincent Cassel in Beauty and the Beast, a Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Christophe Gans. Her other 2014 films were The Grand Budapest Hotel, a Wes Anderson film in which she cameoed as a maid; and Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, in which she played the role of the titular designer’s muse Loulou de la Falaise.
In 2015, Seydoux starred with Vincent Lindon in Diary of a Chambermaid, a period piece based on Octave Mirbeau’s novel Le Journal d’une femme de chambre.
The film, which the script was written specifically for Seydoux, marked her second collaboration with Benoît Jacquot, following the 2012 film Farewell, My Queen.
Although the film was screened in competition at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival to mixed reviews, critics were generally receptive to Seydoux’s performance.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said that it was “a fine central performance from Seydoux”, while critic Jordan Mintzer wrote that her performance is “robust and engaging throughout”.
Seydoux appears alongside Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in Yorgos Lanthimos’s English-language debut The Lobster (2015), in which she played the ruthless leader of a group of rebels, the loners, who live in the woods.
The film had its premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. She also appears as Madeleine Swann, the Bond girl in the 2015 Spectre, the 24th James Bond film.
In 2016, Seydoux appeared in Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World, based on Jean-Luc Lagarce’s play Juste la fin du monde. In August 2016, it was announced that she is set to star in a sci-fi romance film by Drake Doremus, which co-stars Ewan McGregor.
Léa Seydoux Movies
- 2018 Zoe
- 2011 Time Doesn’t Stand Still
- 2019 The Story of My Wife
- 2015 The Lobster
- 2007 The Last Mistress
- 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 2008 The Beautiful Person
- 2015 Spectre
- 2012 Sister
- 2010 Sans laisser de traces
- 2014 Saint Laurent
- 2010 Robin Hood
- 2013 Prada: Candy
- 2010 Petit tailleur
- 2008 On War
- 2010 Mysteries of Lisbon
- 2011 My Wife’s Romance
- 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- 2011 Midnight in Paris
- 2009 Lourdes
- 2008 Les Vacances de Clémence
- 2007 La Consolation
- 2018 Kursk
- 2016 It’s Only the End of the World
- 2018 Isle of Dogs
- 2009 Inglourious Basterds
- 2019 Horseboy
- 2013 Grand Central
- 2009 Going South
- 2006 Girlfriends
- 2012 Farewell, My Queen
- 2015 Diary of a Chambermaid
- 2008 Des poupées et des anges
- 2009 Des illusions
- 2013 Blue Is the Warmest Colour
- 2010 Belle Épine
- 2014 Beauty and the Beast
- 2007 13 French Street
Lea Seydoux New Movie
Zoe – 2018
Initial release: 21 April 2018
Director: Drake Doremus
Screenplay: Richard Greenberg
Producer: Drake Doremus
Editor: Douglas CriseProduction companies: Scott Free Productions, IM Global
Zoe is an 2018 American romantic science fiction film directed by Drake Doremus. It stars Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones, Miranda Otto, and Matthew Gray Gubler.
Kursk – 2018
Kursk is an upcoming English-language French-Belgian drama film directed by Thomas Vinterberg based on Robert Moore’s book A Time to Die, about the true story of the 2000 Kursk submarine disaster.
Initial release: 2018
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Production company: EuropaCorp
Editor: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Adapted from: A Time to Die
Lea Seydoux Adele
Lea Seydoux Beautiful Person
In the wake of her mother’s tragic death, French teenager Junie (Léa Seydoux) transfers to a different high school. Though Junie lives mostly inside her own head, her beauty and stoicism win her the attention of the entire male student population.
Junie begins dating the gentle Otto Cleves (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet), but finds herself intensely drawn to her youthful Italian language teacher, Nemours (Louis Garrel). When Nemours begins to reciprocate, serious complications ensue.
Initial release: 12 September 2008 (Germany)
Director: Christophe Honoré
Music composed by: Alex Beaupain
Story by: Madame de La Fayette
Nominations: César Award for Most Promising Actress
Lea Seydoux Blue Is The Warmest Color
A French teen (Adèle Exarchopoulos) forms a deep emotional and sexual connection with an older art student (Léa Seydoux) she met in a lesbian bar.
Initial release: 9 October 2013 (Quebec City)
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Featured song: I Follow Rivers
Awards: Palme d’Or, César Award for Most Promising Actress
Languages: French, English
Lea Seydoux Mission Impossible
Blamed for a terrorist attack on the Kremlin, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the entire IMF agency are disavowed by the U.S. government, while the president initiates the Ghost Protocol. Forced to go “off the grid” — left without resources or backup — Hunt must somehow clear the agency’s name and prevent another attack. Complicating matters even more, Ethan must undertake the impossible mission with a group of fellow IMF fugitives whose actual motives are suspect.
Initial release: 13 December 2011 (London)
Director: Brad Bird
Box office: 694.7 million USD
Featured song: Light the Fuse
Budget: 140 million USD
Lea Seydoux Inglourious Basterds
It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps.
He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family.
Initial release: 28 July 2009 (Germany)
Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth
Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson
Featured song: Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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Lea Seydoux Robin Hood
After the death of Richard the Lion-Hearted, a skilled archer named Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, where villagers suffer under a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation. He meets and falls in love with a spirited widow, Marion (Cate Blanchett), although she is skeptical of his motives. Hoping to win her heart and save the village, Robin gathers a band of warriors to fight
corruption in Nottingham, little knowing they will soon be fighting to save England itself.
Initial release: 12 May 2010 (Belgium)
Director: Ridley Scott
Box office: 321.7 million USD
Music composed by: Marc Streitenfeld
Budget: 135 million USD
Lea Seydoux Spectre
A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her.
As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.
Initial release: 26 October 2015 (Ireland)
Director: Sam Mendes
Featured song: Writing’s On The Wall
Sequel: Bond 25
Lea Seydoux Interview
Blue is the Warmest Colour actresses on their lesbian sex scenes: ‘We felt like prostitutes’
When it awarded the Palme d’Or to Blue Is the Warmest Colour, the Cannes Film Festival jury took the unusual step of sharing the prize between its director Abdellatif Kechiche, and its two principal actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. They happily posed for the cameras together when picking up the prize, but behind the scenes the three were at loggerheads.
The actresses were apparently unhappy with the director’s methods. And now Kechiche has said that his prize winner should not even be released. “The film is too sullied”, he told the French magazine Télérama. “The Palme d’Or win only gave me a brief moment of happiness. Since then I’ve felt humiliated, dishonoured, living with a curse…”
Lea Seydoux (left) and Adele Exarchopoulos at a photocall for the film “Blue is the Warmest Colour” Getty Images
One thing is certain, ever since the Cannes premiere of Kechiche’s loose adaptation of Julie Maroh’s graphic novel about two young lovers, the actresses have been the most talked about couple in film. Not least because of a six-minute-sex scene, which left many critics wondering if the action was simulated or not.
Off-screen, the actresses have clearly become firm friends. While waiting to interview Seydoux, 28 and Exarchopoulos, 19, I can see them locked arm-in-arm, sharing gossip and sniggering.
They tell me that the acclaim for the film has calmed their nerves somewhat following a difficult and turbulent six-month shoot. Like David Fincher and Stanley Kubrick, Kechiche is a director who shoots hundreds of takes.
“In the scene where we meet for the first time, it lasts 20 seconds on screen,” says Seydoux. “We spent 10 hours working on this scene, I’m not joking. We did 100 takes, just of the moment that we crossed paths.
In the end, I was just becoming crazy and just started looking at Adèle, bemused. And then he became crazy. He took the monitor, and was like, ‘Oh my God! F*** it!’ We just laughed.”
By now everyone who works with Kechiche – whose previous films include the excellent The Secret of the Grain – knows what to expect. “Sometimes [I hated him],” adds Seydoux, who was cast over a coffee with the director.
“It was difficult and that is the way he is. When I decided to make the film, I knew that it was going to be hard. I think I wanted that. I wanted to see how it was to go this far.”
Those who have only seen Seydoux’s turns in the American films Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Midnight in Paris are in for a great surprise, as she shows acting chops that were only briefly on display previously in Ursula Meier’s Sister.
In person, she is very shy, but there is no sign of that on screen, where she plays a powerful, blue-haired lesbian who becomes the object of affection for an innocent young student.
In real life, it’s Exarchopoulos who is the more boisterous and outspoken. Having come out of nowhere, she is now being touted as an outside bet for an Oscar nomination. She had a minor role in Jane Birkin’s Boxes, before gaining wider recognition in France in 2008 for Les Enfants de Timpelbach.
None of the films where she has a prominent role have been widely released in the UK. She auditioned many times for this role, as the director tested out every budding actress in France.
Having won it, she inspired the French title of the film, La Vie d’Adèle: Chapitres 1 and 2. In the comic book, her character is called Clementine. “People were calling me by my real name when we were doing improvisations.
So one day Abdellatif asked me if it would bother me to keep my own name for my character. In Arabic, Adèle means justice and there was a strong link with the character I play. So we just kept it.”
The actresses didn’t know each other before filming began. “The first time we filmed a sex scene, I was just laughing,” says Exarchopoulos.
“I was supposed to touch myself and it was supposed to be my fantasy and then when I opened my eyes and saw her we laughed so much. We were embarrassed. And he shoots for such a long time, I was thinking, ‘Man, you can stop there!’”
Was there anything that she refused to do? “Yes, cunnilingus!” Seydoux laughs. “We had fake pussies on. You have something to protect and tape it under. I don’t make love on screen. We can fake these things, you can’t fake feelings, but you can fake body language.”
Did they ever worry they were merely playing out a male fantasy? “Yes. Of course it was kind of humiliating sometimes, I was feeling like a prostitute.
Of course, he uses that sometimes. He was using three cameras, and when you have to fake your orgasm for six hours… I can’t say that it was nothing. But for me it is more difficult to show my feelings than my body.”
It is this kind of statement that has left Kechiche fuming. He argues that it stops audiences going into the film with open hearts and that it paints a picture of him as a tyrant.
“If Seydoux lived such a bad experience, why did she come to Cannes, try on robes and jewellery all day?” he said. “Is she an actress or an artist of the red carpet?”
Kechiche demanded a level of realism in every scene, clothed on or not. “I didn’t use any tricks to make myself cry,” says Exarchopoulos. “Abdel would kill me, he hates fabrication. He wants us to really be smoking a joint and drinking beer. Sometimes too much. He wants to be close to the truth every time. We are drinking real wine.
The man who plays the Emma’s stepfather is one of the producers and he was so drunk in one scene. You just listened to his voice and you knew it wasn’t useable – he was so drunk and saying things that weren’t the subject of the film.”
And yet this is a film where it seems that the ends justified the means. “It’s not because you do 300 takes you’re a genius – that is just his method,” says Seydoux. “I, for example, don’t like to do too many takes. If I do too many takes, I’m too self-conscious. I think I’m better in first scenes. With Abdellatif, I knew that he was going to film 100 takes.
Sometimes I would come in and say, ‘I don’t give a shit’ because I knew that he would get what he wanted. I think the result is what is important. I think it’s a beautiful result and beautiful film, I want to do beautiful films and it’s not about me.”
Despite this conciliatory statement from Seydoux, the war of words playing out in the media has demonstrated a breakdown in the relationship between actresses and director. In France, the film is subtitled “Chapters 1 and 2”.
Seydoux claims not to know why and says that there will never be a second chapter. Still, her friendship with her co-star remains. “We have a very strong connection,” she says. “She has things that I really love.
She’s not looking at herself, she has a boyish side that I like and she is courageous and she is real. She is nature and beauty. I only have admiration for her.” For her part, Exarchopoulos signs off by saying, “At the end of the film, I was very tired.”
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Lea Seydoux Makeup
Intelligent, well read and with an understated sense of style, Lea Seydoux has that certain je ne sais quoi that has propelled her from French arthouse cinema to Hollywood blockbusters – with a high-profile fragrance campaign along the way.
As the face of Prada Candy she’s all sweet smiles and flirty glances, but she’ll soon be unleashing her inner femme fatale when she stars with Daniel Craig in her new Bond Film Spectre. We sat down with Lea to talk about being hot property…
Congratulations on being cast as the new Bond girl – you must be thrilled. What can you tell us about the role?
“Yes, I feel very honoured. The only thing I can say is that the Bond girl I play, Madeleine Swann, is very different from the previous ones. That’s why I’ve been chosen.”
Everyone has a favourite Bond girl. Who’s yours?
“Eva Green [who played Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale].”
You’re the face of Prada Candy; what do you think of the perfume range and the new limited-edition travel-sized collection?
“I deeply love all Candy fragrances – there’s something very joyful about them and they have a strong personality, as I do. In general, I look for deep perfumes with a strong personality and a lot of originality as well.”
The adverts for Candy Kiss are quite cinematic. What was the idea behind them?
“Each Candy campaign tells a different but evolutive story. The first, Prada Candy, is based on a dramatic dance sequence in which Candy wants to control her own life. In the Prada Candy L’Eau campaign, Candy is the object of desire for two male characters and she doesn’t want to choose between them because they’re so complementary – neither Gene nor Julius would be enough to make her happy. And the Prada Candy Florale TV spot is about a moment of lightness and bliss that exudes a real sense of femininity.”
Do you remember your first ever fragrance?
“Sleeping Beauty. I will always remember that scent.”
Do your favourite scents bring back special memories?
“Ever since I was young, I’ve always had lots of memories linked to perfumes. My mother has always worn Trésor by Lancôme. A lot of women wear it, but for me it is strongly linked to my mother.”
You’re becoming a regular on the best-dressed lists. Are you comfortable on the red carpet?
“Yes. I like it because it allows me to change style every time. What I prefer on the red carpet is glamour.”
Who is your favourite designer for big events?
“Prada, of course, for its modern, inventive and fanciful nature.”
If you had to choose between a red lip and a smoky eye, which would it be?
“Definitely a red lip, as it’s much more glamorous and feminine. I avoid eye shadow as I think it makes my eyes look small.”
When it comes to your beauty routine, are you high or low maintenance?
“During the day, I try not to put make-up on, to let my skin breathe. When acting in a role, I have to wear a lot of make-up, so when I’m not working, I need to let my face breathe and be very comfortable. But when I go out, I love to use a BB cream and a lip pencil by Nars.”
Do you have any other beauty essentials?
“I can’t spend a day without Eight Hour Cream by Elizabeth Arden, By Terry Baume De Rose lip balm and Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask.”
Who is your beauty icon?
“Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. I really like 1990s beauty inspiration.”
Do you follow any beauty rules?
“I always remove my make-up before bed. And I take a cold shower after a bath – it’s really stimulating and it seems cold showers may even make you live longer.”
What’s the best bit of beauty advice you’ve ever been given, and by whom?
“‘Pretend to be who you are,’ by my father.”
Is staying in shape hard work for you?
“I like sports. My role in Spectre is quite physical, which means I have to be in shape. I have a coach with whom I exercise for 45 minutes three times a week.”
You change your hair colour a lot and even went red for the film Saint Laurent. How do you keep it in such great condition?
“I love Opalis hair conditioners. And Christophe Robin looks after my hair in Paris – he’s amazing.”
Have you ever secretly wanted to try a radical new cut?
“I’ve wanted to try very short hair – maybe even shaved.”
What’s next for you after Spectre finishing filming?
“I have some exciting movie projects coming up, but I’m focusing on James Bond for the moment.”
Who would you love to work with and why?
“Definitely Meryl Streep. She’s an iconic actor.”
What’s your favourite book?
“L’Etranger by Albert Camus.”
Do you use social media to connect with your fans?
“I’m not sufficiently comfortable with social media tools yet, I’m a beginner, but I really would like to learn more, so I can interact more with my fans.”
How do you relax at the end of a busy day?
“Going to the cinema and walking the streets of Paris.”
La Roche-Posay Nutritic Intense Riche, £16.50, from Boots
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, £95.50, from Liberty
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Golshan, £19, from Space NK
By Terry Baume De Rose, £39, from Space NK
Prada Candy Kisses, £26.50 each – a triptych of scents for summer, featuring the original Candy, Candy l’Eau and Candy Florale in limited edition 20ml travel size bottles, available from 20 April
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £26, from Boots
Lea Seydoux Spectre Dress
The character of Bond Girl Madeleine Swann (played by Léa Sedoux) wears a Ghost Salma (Dye To Order) dress in Dusty Green DZ64CA-J29 in the SPECTRE posters, trailer and movie.
In some posters the Ghost Salma dress looks blue, but in the movie the dress is definitely Dusty Green (available at Ghost or John Lewis for £225).
The color of the dress in the film posters looks like Sky Light Blue, but the colour in the poster could have been photoshopped.
The Salma floor length gown is made from satin and it is lined. The dress features an cowl back, capped sleeves and boat neck.
Ghost is a London fashion label founded in 1984.
Lea Seydoux Miu Miu
Miu Miu / Cruise 2014 Campaign With Lea Seydoux & Adele Exarchopoulos / Photo Inez & Vinoodh / New York
Diary Of A Chambermaid
A chambermaid (Léa Seydoux) from Paris relocates to a remote household in Provence in the late 19th century, engages in trysts and finds herself enraptured with a coach driver (Vincent Lindon).
Initial release: 1 April 2015 (France)
Director: Benoît Jacquot
Story by: Octave Mirbeau
César Award for Best Costume Design
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Lea Seydoux Perfume – Lea Seydoux Prada
Off-screen, she often uses fragrance as a means to an end, switching her scent with each role to set a mood. Here, we sat down with Seydoux to talk about her many fragrance personalities, what’s in her beauty arsenal, and how it feels to go from blonde to blue to auburn hair color in under two years.
How did the Prada Candy thing start?
You know, I met Jean-Paul Goude [who shot the first ad] at a dinner during Fashion Week maybe three or four years ago. And he said, “Oh, I love you.” And I said to him, “Do you know what? Me, too!” I received a call a few days later, and they said, “You’ve been chosen by Jean-Paul Goude to represent Prada’s new perfume.” And that’s how it happened.