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Léa Seydoux


Léa Seydoux, born Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne, is a French actress who first appeared in films such as "The Last Mistress" (2007) and "On War" (2008). She first came to attention after 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.

Since then, 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 the film "Farewell, My Queen" (2012).

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In 2013, Ms. Seydoux came to widespread attention when she was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role 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 played Madeleine Swann in the 24th James Bond film "Spectre," which was released in 2015.

Ms. Seydoux is set to appear in Xavier Dolan's "It's Only the End of the World," based on Jean-Luc Lagarce's play "Juste la fin du monde," and also in 2017's superhero film "Gambit" as Bella Donna Boudreaux.

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Ms. Seydoux has modeled for numerous magazines and brands, but sees herself "always as an actress", not as a model. She participated in the Levi's television advert "Dangerous Liaison", and has been seen in several photo editorials, including for Vogue Paris, American Vogue, Numéro, L'Officiel, CRASH, Another Magazine and W magazine. She fronted the 2013 campaign for French jewellery line Didier Dubot and appeared in rag & bone's Fall 2013 campaign with Michael Pitt.

She also appeared in a nude pictorial for French men's magazine Lui. In addition, Ms. Seydoux and her Blue Is the Warmest Colour co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos were featured in Miu Miu's 2014 resort ad campaign. She advertised for Prada's 2012 Resort line; and is the face of its 2013 campaign for the fragrances Prada Candy (shot by Jean-Paul Goude) and Prada Candy L'Eau (directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola), and the 2014 campaign for Prada Candy Florale perfume.

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