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    Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot ( /ˈbrɪdʒɨt bɑrˈdoʊ/; French: [bʁiʒit baʁdo]; born 28 September 1934) is a former French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. She was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1960s. Starting in 1969, Bardot's features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France. Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer in early life. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 films, became world-famous due to her role in her then-husband Roger Vadim's controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 cult film Contempt. Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria!. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, Bardot starred in
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    Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve (French pronunciation: [katʁin dəˈnœv], born 22 October 1943) is a French actress. She gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion (1965) and Belle de jour (1967). Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her performance in Indochine; she also won César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980). One of France's most renowned actresses, she has also appeared in seven English-language films, most notably the 1983 cult classic The Hunger. In 2008, she appeared in her 100th film, Un conte de Noël. Deneuve was born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in occupied Paris to French stage and screen actor Maurice Dorléac and actress Renée Deneuve (born 1912). Deneuve is the second of their three daughters. Her older sister was Françoise Dorléac (1942-1967) and her younger sister is Sylvie Dorléac (born 1946). They have a maternal half-sister, Danielle (born 1937). Deneuve attended Catholic schools. As Catherine Dorléac, she made her film debut at age eleven in Les Collégiennes (1957), filmed in 1955 but not released until two years later. Deneuve subsequently began using her mother's surname
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    Corinne Cléry

    Corinne Cléry, also known as Corinne Piccolo (born 23 March 1950) is a French actress. Born near Paris, and raised in Saint Germain-en-Laye, Cléry started her acting career in the late 1960s under the name 'Corinne Piccoli'. Her first important film was Joël Le Moigne's Les Ponettes with Johnny Halliday and DJ Hubert Wayaffe, whom she married at the end of the filming, aged 17. Cléry first came to prominence in the controversial movie Story of O (1975) (Histoire d'O). She also modelled for the cover of French magazine Lui in which she is holding a huge copy of the book Story of O. Cléry is also noted for being the Bond girl Corinne Dufour in the James Bond movie Moonraker (1979). She also starred with the other James Bond actors Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel in the little-known movie The Humanoid. Clery also starred in the movies Covert Action and Hitch Hike (1975) with the actor David Hess. She appeared in Sergio Corbucci's Bluff – storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976) with Adriano Celentano and Anthony Quinn. Most of her movies, following Moonraker, were made in Italy in Italian.
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    Nicole Fugere

    Nicole Marie Fugere (pronounced "foo-zhair") (born September 25, 1986) is an American actress and model. Fugere started modeling at 9 months old, following in her sisters' footsteps. She discovered an interest in acting at age seven, and started taking classes at the Northwest Children's Theater in Portland. Fugere graduated from college in Washington. She is a native of Milwaukie, Oregon. Her first lead role was in the production of Ramona of Klickitat Street, and has since appeared in many commercials, industrials, and infomercials. Her first film role was in the Spanish-language Cosas que nunca te dije ("Things I Never Told You") in 1997. Fugere was selected to play the role of Wednesday Addams for the 1998 straight-to-video movie Addams Family Reunion after spending the summer of 1997 auditioning in Los Angeles. She was later cast again as Wednesday for The New Addams Family, an updated version of the 1960s series that aired on Fox Family Channel from 1998 to 1999, and she appeared in nearly all of the program's 65 episodes.
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    Mélanie Laurent

    Mélanie Laurent

    Mélanie Laurent (born 21 February 1983) is a French actress, director, singer and writer. She is best known to international audiences for her role as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglourious Basterds, for which she won Best Actress from the Online Film Critics Society and the Austin Film Critics Association. Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris, the daughter of Annick, a ballerina, and Pierre Laurent, a voiceover actor (who dubs the character Ned Flanders in the French version of The Simpsons). Laurent is Jewish, and has both Ashkenazi and Tunisian Sephardic ancestry. A grandfather survived deportation by the Nazis. Her maternal grandparents were film poster editors. She grew up in the 9th arrondissement of Paris and was immersed from birth in the arts. Her career began when Gérard Depardieu, seeing her while she watched her best friend's father working on the set of Asterix and Obelix, asked her if she wanted to be in movies. Laurent replied 'Why not?' and next week his assistant called her. Depardieu gave Laurent a part when she was 16 in The Bridge, a drama he starred in and co-directed with Fréderic Auburtin. Laurent has appeared in 20 films between 1999 and
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    Sabine Crossen

    Sabine Crossen is a French/American actress and model who grew up in New Zealand. She lived her early years in New Zealand, and also started acting on stage quite young, working on productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Robin the Hood, and Around the World in 80 Days. After attending a dramatic arts college in Paris, she began working in film. For her first major role, she played the lead in Shadow Girl, winner of best photo at Thessalo (Greece) and the platinum award at the Houston film festival (USA). Afterwards, she went back to New Zealand to play the role of a Rivendell elf in Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings, followed by numerous parts in French films and television series, such as Les Acteurs, La Bûche, People, Je Prefere Qu’on Reste Amis, Le Juge est une Femme, upon her return to France. In 2002, she co-presented the primetime Canal + TV show L’Hypershow with Fréderic Beigbeder. In 2005, after the lead female role in the mid-length film Surface Sensible, Sabine played in several promotional sketches for the film Hitch starring Will Smith. She has continued to work mostly in French, also appearing in the French hit movies Brice de Nice and L’Antidote. In 2006, Crossen
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    6 votes
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    Audrey Tautou

    Audrey Tautou

    Audrey Justine Tautou (French: [o.dʁɛ to.tu] ; born 9 August 1976 or 1978) is a French film actress, best known for her roles in Amélie (2001), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Priceless (2006) and Coco Before Chanel (2009). She won the César Award for Most Promising Actress in Venus Beauty Institute (1999). Tautou was born in Beaumont, in the Puy-de-Dôme département of Auvergne, and was raised in Montluçon in nearby Allier. Her father, Bernard, is an oral surgeon, and her mother, Evelyne, is a teacher. Tautou showed an interest in acting at an early age and started her acting lessons at the Cours Florent. In 1998, Tautou participated in a Star Search-like competition sponsored by Canal+ called "Jeunes Premiers" (The Young Debut) and won Best Young Actress at the 9th Béziers Festival of Young Actors. Tonie Marshall gave her a role in the César-winning Venus Beauty Institute (1999, aka Vénus beauté (institut)). In 2000, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as her country's most promising young film actress. In 2001, Tautou rose to international fame for her performance as the eccentric lead in the romantic comedy Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amélie). In June 2004, she was invited to
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    5 votes
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    Jake Sumner

    Jake Sumner (born 24 May 1985 in Paris) is a British model and the son of British singer Sting and Trudie Styler. His birth was documented on the Bring on the Night documentary. He modeled in 2003 for Tommy Hilfiger's denim campaign.
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    5 votes
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    Louise Bourgoin

    Louise Bourgoin

    Louise Bourgoin, (born 28 November 1981 as Ariane Bourgoin), is a French actress, model and television presenter. She was born on November 28, 1981 in Vannes. As her parents, both secondary level teachers, were encouraging her to pursue a stable career, Bourgoin studied for five years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. She became a plastic arts teacher while simultaneously beginning to work as a model; some of her most notable early work as a model was for the photographer [Ian Sanderson] ]]. After she graduated in 2004, Bourgoin became a presenter for the television program "Kawaï !" on the Filles TV channel. Two years later, she made a brief appearance on "Direct 8". At the same time, she worked with TV presenter Marc Lacombe on a pilot program for PlayStation TV. This television channel never started broadcasting, and the pilot was never distributed. In 2006, she worked as the weathergirl for "Le Grand Journal" with Michel Denisot, broadcast nightly on Canal +. In order to avoid audiences confusing her for fellow "Grand Journal" presenter, Ariane Massenet, Bourgoin selected the pseudonym of "Salomé". As this was rejected by Canal +, she chose the name "Louise Bourgoin" as a
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    7 votes
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    Roxane Mesquida

    Roxane Mesquida

    Roxane Mesquida (born 1 October 1981 in Marseille, France) is a French actress and model based in Los Angeles. Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in South of France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German. She was discovered at the age of 11, while walking on a road with her mom, by French director Manuel Pradal who was in the middle of the casting process for his movie Mary from the Bay of Angels (Marie Baie des Anges) at the time. She took part in the shooting during the summer after their encounter. In 1998, she also played opposite Isabelle Huppert in The School of Flesh (L'École de la Chair) by Benoît Jacquot. A few years later, she crossed paths with the renowned director who would make her well-known and, according to Roxane, who made her learn her craft: Catherine Breillat. First they collaborated in Fat Girl (À ma sœur !), then in Sex Is Comedy, and they worked together again in 2006 on The Last Mistress, with Asia Argento. In 2006, Mesquida played alongside Vincent Cassel in
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    6 votes
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    Capucine

    Capucine

    Capucine (6 January 1928 – 17 March 1990) was a French actress and fashion model best known for her comedic roles in The Pink Panther (1963) and What's New Pussycat? (1965). She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions between 1948 and 1990. Her death was a result of suicide. Capucine was born Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France on 6 January 1928. (She often confused the issue by saying she was born in 1931 or 1933, and most sources report these years, but there is documentary evidence for a 1928 year of birth.) She attended school in France and received a B.A. in foreign languages. At 17, while riding in a carriage in Paris, she was noticed by a commercial photographer. She became a fashion model, working for fashion houses Givenchy and Christian Dior. She adopted the name, "Capucine" (French for nasturtium). Capucine met Audrey Hepburn modeling in Paris. The two would remain friends for the rest of Capucine's life. In 1949, Capucine made her film debut in the French film Rendez-vous de Juillet. On the set of Rendez-vous, she met Pierre Trabaud; they married the next year. The marriage lasted only six months, and Capucine never married again. In
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    4 votes
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    Dany Verissimo

    Dany Verissimo (born June 27, 1982 in France) is an actress and model. The child of a Malagasy mother and a French father, a financial director at Air France, Verissimo spent her childhood in France, the United States, and Nigeria. She began performing in pornography at 18 and a half years old, performing in films by John B. Root, the adult film director who she worked with exclusively through her entire 16-month adult film career. During this time, she called herself "Ally Mac Tyana", which was a play on the name Ally McBeal. She appeared in such adult videos as Ally, French Beauty and Xperiment, and on Root's website Explicite.com. In 2002, she had her first non-erotic film roles, as an extra in So Long Mister Monroe and an appearance on an episode of the French police drama Brigade des mineurs. In 2004, she was cast as Lola in the film Banlieue 13, a role specially created for her by producer Luc Besson. In May 2006, in the ELLE magazine for the Special Cannes Edition she was recognized as one of the new upcoming actresses. She was cast as Belkis in C'est Gradiva qui vous appelle, a film directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The film was shown out of competition at the Venice Film
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Carla Bruni

    Carla Bruni

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (born Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi, Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarla dʒilˈbɛrta ˈbruːni teˈdeski]; 23 December 1967) is an Italian-French singer, songwriter and former model. She has been married to Nicolas Sarkozy, the former President of the French Republic, since February 2008. Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy, and is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tyre manufacturing company CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her grandfather Virginio Bruni Tedeschi. The company was sold in the 1970s to Pirelli (the brand lives on via its former subsidiary in India, founded in 1958). The family moved to France in 1975, reportedly to escape the threat of kidnapping by the Red Brigades, a Marxist-Leninist Revolutionary group active in Italy in the 1970s. Bruni grew up in France from age seven and attended boarding school in Switzerland. She went to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model. She is legally the daughter of Italian concert pianist Marisa Borini and industrialist and classical composer Alberto Bruni Tedeschi. However, in 2008 Bruni told Vanity Fair that her biological father is Italian-born, Brazilian
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    6 votes
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    François Sagat

    François Sagat

    François Sagat (born June 5, 1979) is a French male pornographic actor, model and director who has appeared in gay pornographic movies and mainstream media. He is best known for his rugged looks and scalp tattoo. He has also appeared at times as a fashion model and starting 2009, he also landed on cinematic roles in films for the general public including Saw VI and lead roles in L.A. Zombie and Homme au bain. In 2011, he started directing and producing with the François Sagat's Incubus adult film series. François Sagat was born in Cognac, in the south-west of France to French parents of Arabic origins. Sagat moved to Paris at the age of eighteen, hoping to work in the fashion industry. Since childhood, Sagat had been fascinated by fashion and passionate about drawing. After studying fashion for two years in Paris and working briefly as an assistant in various fashion houses, Sagat left the profession. He felt that he had not been given the opportunities he deserved, and has claimed that it actually cost him money to work in the fashion industry, since he was often not paid for his work. He did photographic work for several French companies, but felt he was poorly treated and put
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    4 votes
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    Olga Kurylenko

    Olha Kostyantynivna Kurylenko (Ukrainian: Ольга Костянтинівна Куриленко; 14 November 1979), better known as Olga Kurylenko, is a French actress and model. She rose to prominence for her roles as Nika Boronina in the movie adaptation of the video game Hitman (2007), and the Bond girl, Camille Montes, in the 22nd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace (2008). She became a French citizen in 2001. Olga Kurylenko was born in Berdyansk, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union). Her father, Konstantin, is Ukrainian, and her mother, Marina Alyabusheva, is an art teacher of Russian and Belarusian descent, who was born in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. When Kurylenko was three years old, her parents divorced, leaving her to be raised by her mother. Kurylenko rarely had contact with her father, meeting him for the first time when she was eight years old, and later again when she was 13. Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on vacation in Moscow at the age of 13. When she was 17, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modeling agency. By the age of 18, she had appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother in
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    4 votes
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    Cathy Rosier

    Cathy Rosier (January 2, 1945 – May 17, 2004) was a model and actress, who was born in Martinique, French West Indies, and died in Marrakech, Morocco, from a ruptured aorta. She is perhaps best known for her role as the pianist Valerie in Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï (1967). She also released her own musical album, entitled Cathy Banana.
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    4 votes
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    Trishelle Cannatella

    Trishelle Cannatella (born November 4, 1979) is an American reality TV contestant, Playboy model, and actress. Cannatella was born on November 4, 1979, and raised in Cut Off, Louisiana. She is of French and Italian ancestry. She was raised as a Southern Baptist, and has described herself as a "momma's girl." Her mother, a devout Christian, took her family to church three or four times a week. When she was 14, her mother died from a brain tumor. Cannatella was on several athletic teams throughout her high school career at South Lafourche High School. After visiting her sister Buffy at The University of Southern Mississippi, Cannatella decided on that college, which she began attending at age 17, though she never finshed. Sullen about the impending need to pay back her student loans as her graduation neared in 2002, Cannatella heard a radio ad for a show called Lost in the U.S., which offered a $50,000 prize. After auditioning for that project, she was invited to audition for The Real World: Las Vegas, the twelfth season of the long-running reality show, which would later air in 2002-2003. She accepted, but perceived the questions she was asked during the audition process to be part
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    4 votes
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    Zouzou

    Zouzou (born Danièle Ciarlet on November 29, 1943 in Blida, French Algeria) is a model, actress, singer and icon of the 1960s and early 1970s mostly known for her beauty and for her lead role in Éric Rohmer's Love in the Afternoon. Her career, however, was constantly hampered by her addiction to heroin and other drugs. The nickname "Zouzou" is due to her zézaiement (lisp) of the consonants 's','j' and 'z'. Her boyfriends during her years of fame included Brian Jones (of the Rolling Stones), Michel Taittinger, Dave Davies (of the Kinks), Jean-Paul Goude and Jack Nicholson . Ciarlet obtained her Baccalauréat at 14, then enrolled at the Artististic Training Centre of the Académie Charpentier. She was an inspiration of the 1960s passing through Régine, Castel, the Drugstore at the top of the Champs-Élysées and Gabriel Pommerand. The news magazine Paris Match baptised her "la twisteuse". She represented the liberated young woman, who was active during the protests of May 1968, as indeed Ciarlet was. She left then for Swinging London with Brian Jones, but left him and returned to Paris. However, her success after this eroded. In 1978 she left Paris for the Antilles where she remained
    8.00
    4 votes
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    Sophie Marceau

    Sophie Marceau

    Sophie Marceau (French pronunciation: [sɔfi maʁso]; born 17 November 1966) is a French actress, director, screenwriter, and author. She has appeared in 38 films. As a teenager, Marceau achieved popularity with her debut films La boum (1980) and La boum 2 (1982), receiving a César Award for Most Promising Actress. She became a film star in Europe with a string of successful films, including L'étudiante (1988), Pacific Palisades (1990), and Fanfan (1993). In the 1990s, Marceau became an international film star with her performances in Braveheart (1995), Firelight (1997), and the James Bond thriller The World Is Not Enough (1999). Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu was born 17 November 1966 in Paris, France, the second child of Simone (née Morisset), a shop assistant, and Benoît Maupu, a truck driver. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. In February 1980, Marceau and her mother came across a model agency looking for teenagers. Marceau had photos taken at the agency, but did not think anything would come of it. At the same time, Françoise Menidrey, the casting director for Claude Pinoteau's La boum (1980), asked modeling agencies to recommend a new teenager for the project. After
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    5 votes
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    Anh Duong

    Anh Duong

    Anh Duong (born October 25, 1960) is a French-born actress and model born to a Spanish mother and a Vietnamese father. She worked for Vogue, Christian Lacroix, and John Galliano, among others. In 1988, she moved to New York and began a career as an artist. As an actress, her credits include My Best Friend's Wedding, High Art, Love Me and Scent of a Woman. In the spring of 1999, the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont presented Duong's first solo exhibition, dedicated to her self-portraits (with more than 65 works). In 2006 she married architect and co-owner of Prague Kolektiv, Barton Quillen in a ceremony in the Hamptons. She wore a dress designed for her by Christian Lacroix.
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    4 votes
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    Linda Moon

    Linda Moon (born September 24, 1948 in Michigan) was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its October 1966 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by William Graham, Stan Malinowski, and Gene Trindl.
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    3 votes
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    Natalia Pavlovna Paley

    Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley (Наталья Павловна Палей), Countess de Hohenfelsen (December 5, 1905 – December 27, 1981) was a member of the Romanov family. A daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia, she was a first cousin of the last Russian emperor, Nicholas II. After the Russian revolution she emigrated first to France and later to the United States. She became a fashion model, socialite, vendeuse, and briefly pursued a career as a film actress. Princess Natalia Paley was born, as Countess Natalia Pavlovna von Hohenfelsen, at her parents' estate, 2 avenue Victor Hugo (now 4 avenue Robert Schuman), in Boulogne-sur-Seine, close to Paris, France, on December 5, 1905. She was the youngest child of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia and his morganatic marriage second wife, Olga Valeriovna Karnovich, who was of Hungarian descent. Her parents had met in St. Petersburg in 1895, when Olga Karnovich was married to an officer, by whom she had three children. Grand Duke Paul already was the father of two; his first wife, Princess Alexandra of Greece, had died in childbirth. The couple's relationship did not remain secret for long. On January 9, 1897, Olga gave birth to a
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Morgane Dubled

    Morgane Dubled (born July 1, 1984 in Nice, Côte d'Azur, France), is a French model. Dubled was first scouted at the age of 16 by a model scout for Elite Model Management in her hometown of Nice, France, in 2001. After getting her Baccalauréat (scientific section), she attended the medical school Faculté de Médecine de Nice, but after one year changed direction and moved to Paris for a year in Hypokhâgne, preparing the École Normale Supérieure. She started modeling as a part time job to pay for her studies, but soon her interest in the modeling world rose and she decided to do it full time. Since her first catwalk season in 2004, she has become a popular runway model, walking for the likes of Armani, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Gucci, Hermès, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Lacoste, Lanvin, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, and Viktor & Rolf. She has done editorial work with notable photographers like Terry Richardson, Craig McDean, Mark Abrahams, John Akehurst, Eric Maillet, David Sims. She also graced the cover of Russian
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    4 votes
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    Ludivine Sagnier

    Ludivine Sagnier

    Ludivine Sagnier (born 3 July 1979) is a French actress and model, who has appeared in 33 films since 1989. She was nominated for two César Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Swimming Pool (2003) and Un secret (2007). Sagnier was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, in the département of Yvelines, France; her mother is a retired secretary and her father is a professor of English at the Paris University. She started taking acting classes at a young age and made her film debut at age 10 in I Want to Go Home and Les maris, les femmes, les amants (both released in 1989). A supporter of the Socialist Party in France. In 2001, Sagnier was named one of the Shooting Stars by European Film Promotion. She was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress in 8 Women (2002). She performed in two films in competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, La Petite Lili and Swimming Pool, both released in the same year. Also in 2003, she won the Prix Romy Schneider. Sagnier has appeared completely nude in extended scenes in several films, including Water Drops on Burning Rocks, Bon plan (both released in 2000), and La Petite Lili. In the Francois Ozon's film Swimming Pool, Sagnier appears
    8.67
    3 votes
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    Eva Ionesco

    Eva Ionesco (born on 18 July 1965) is a French actress and film director, born in Paris. She is the daughter of Romanian-French photographer Irina Ionesco. At the age of 5, Eva became her mother's favorite photo model. Irina Ionesco's erotic photographs of her young daughter Eva have been a source of controversy since they first appeared in the 1970s. Eva also modeled for other photographers such as Jacques Bourboulon. She is the youngest model ever to appear in a Playboy nude pictorial, since she was featured at age 11 in the October 1976 issue of the Italian edition of the magazine in a set by Bourboulon. Another of her nude pictorials, in the November 1978 issue of the Spanish edition of Penthouse, was a selection of her mother's photographs. She made also the cover page of Der Spiegel. Eva Ionesco made her movie début at the age of eleven in 1976, playing a child in Roman Polanski's movie The Tenant. A short time later she was cast in movies of the mid-1970s like Maladolescenza (also known as Puppy Love). In 1977 her mother lost custody of her children and Eva Ionesco was brought up by the parents of footwear designer Christian Louboutin. She tried three times to sue her mother
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    3 votes
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    Isabelle Pasco

    Isabelle Pasco

    Isabelle Pasco (born on April 25, 1966 in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) is a French actress and model. She was married to the actor Tchéky Karyo on 21 December 1995 but they were later divorced.
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    3 votes
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    Lili Damita

    Lili Damita

    Lili Damita (July 10, 1904 – March 21, 1994) was a French actress who appeared in 33 movies between 1922 and 1937. Born Liliane Marie-Madeleine Carré in Blaye, France, she was educated in convents and ballet schools in several European countries, including France, Spain and Portugal. At 14, she was enrolled as a dancer at the Opera de Paris. By the age of 16, she was performing in popular music halls, eventually appearing in the Revue at the Casino de Paris. She also worked as a photographic model. Offered a role in film as a prize for winning a magazine beauty competition in 1921, she appeared in several silent films before being offered her first leading role in Das Spielzeug von Paris (1925) by Hungarian-born director Michael Curtiz, whom she married in 1925 (they divorced a year later). She was an instant success, and Curtiz directed her in two more films: Fiaker Nr 13 (1926) and Der Goldene Schmetterling (1926). Damita continued appearing in German productions directed by Robert Wiene (Die Grosse Abenteuerin; 1927), G.W. Pabst (Man Spielt nicht mit der Liebe; 1926), and British director Graham Cutts (The Queen Was in the Parlour; 1927). In 1928, at the invitation of Samuel
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    3 votes
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    Niki de Saint Phalle

    Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle (29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. Niki de Saint Phalle was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris, to Count André-Marie Fal de Saint Phalle (1906–1987), a French banker, and his American wife, the former Jeanne Jacqueline Harper (1908–1980). She had four siblings, and a double first cousin was French novelist Thérèse de Saint Phalle (Baroness Jehan de Drouas). After being wiped out financially during the Great Depression, the family moved from France to the United States in 1933, where her father worked as manager of the American branch of the Saint Phalle family's bank. Saint Phalle enrolled at the prestigious Brearley School in New York City, but she was dismissed for painting fig leaves red on the school's statuary. She went on to attend Oldfields School in Glencoe, Maryland where she graduated in 1947. During her teenaged years, Saint Phalle was a fashion model; at the age of sixteen, she appeared on the cover of Life magazine (September 26, 1949), and, three years later, on the November 1952 cover of French Vogue. At eighteen, Saint Phalle eloped
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    3 votes
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    Inès de La Fressange

    Inès de La Fressange

    Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de La Fressange (born 11 August 1957), is a French model, aristocrat and designer of fashion and perfumes. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1998. La Fressange was born in Gassin, Var, France, the daughter of André de Seignard, Marquis de La Fressange (b. 1932), a French stockbroker, and his wife, the former Cecilia Sánchez Cirez, an Argentine model. She grew up in an 18th-century mill outside Paris with two brothers, Emmanuel and Yvan. Her paternal grandmother was Suzanne Lazard (Marquise de La Fressange, Madame Louis Jacquinot, Madame Maurice Petsche), an heiress to the Lazard banking fortune. Tall at 180 cm (5'11") and with a weight of 50 kg (110 lb), in the 1980s, she became the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house, Chanel, by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, whose muse she became. However, in 1989, Lagerfeld and De la Fressange had an argument and parted company. Likely this argument was, at least in part, regarding her decision to lend her likeness to a bust of Marianne, the ubiquitous symbol of the French Republic. Lagerfeld reputedly
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    Vanessa Demouy

    Vanessa Demouy (born 5 April 1973 in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France) is an actress and model. She began modeling at age seventeen and later crossed over into film and television. She is primarily known for her role as Linda in a French sitcom Models in Paradise (Coeurs caraïbes). She was also the third model for Lara Croft coming after Rhona Mitra and before Nell McAndrew.
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    Amira Casar

    Amira Casar

    Amira Casar is a French actress who grew up in Ireland and who has appeared in 40 films between 1989 and 2009. Born in England and raised in England, Ireland and France, Amira Casar was discovered by photographer Helmut Newton, moved to France at the age of sixteen. She worked as a model for Chanel and Jean-Paul Gaultier, studying drama at Conservatoire national d'art dramatique in Paris. She is fluent in both English and French, has worked in German, Italian and Spanish. In 1997, she was nominated for a César in the category of "Most Promising Actress" for her role as "Sandra" in film La Vérité si je mens!. Her theatre debut occurred in 1999 in Aunt Dan and Lemon with Miranda Richardson and she subsequently played the title character of Hedda Gabler. In 2000, she played Morgiana in the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Arabian Nights. She has starred in more than thirty films, including Sylvia, in which she played Assia Wevill, and To Paint or Make Love. She also starred in the music video by Bryan Adams entitled "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?". In 2008, Casar collaborated with the German new wave Director Werner Schroeter on his last film Nuit de Chien. For her portrayal in TV
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    Léa Seydoux

    Léa Seydoux

    Léa Seydoux (born July 1, 1985) is a French actress and model. She is the granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux, Chairman of Pathé, and grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux, Chairman and CEO of Gaumont. In 2009, she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her role in the film La Belle Personne. She has been cast in a number of notable American films such as Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Brad Bird's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Seydoux has been photographed by top fashion photographers including Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Ellen von Unwerth, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino for magazines including Vogue Paris, Numero, W, L'Officiel, and Another Magazine. She is currently the face of Prada's Candy fragrance and Prada's 2012 Resort line.
    6.75
    4 votes
    34

    Amanda Lear

    Amanda Lear (born 18 November 1939 or 1946, in British Hong Kong, or 1950 in Saigon) is a French singer, lyricist, composer, painter, TV presenter, actress and novelist. Lear began her career as a fashion model in the mid-1960s and was also a muse of the Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. She first came into the public eye as the cover model for Roxy Music's album For Your Pleasure in 1973. From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, she was a million-album-selling Disco queen, mainly in Continental Europe and Scandinavia. Her hits included "Queen of Chinatown", "Blood and Honey", "Follow Me", "Enigma (Give a Bit of Mmh to Me)" and "Fashion Pack". In the mid-1980s Lear positioned herself as one of the leading media personalities in mainland Europe, especially in Italy and in France where she hosted many long-running TV shows. Since the 1990s her time has been divided between music, television, writing and movies, as well as pursuing her career as a painter. Currently she lives in Saint-Étienne-du-Grès near Avignon in the south of France. Lear's origins are unclear. Contested facts include her birthdate, her birth sex, the names and nationalities of her parents and the location of
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    2 votes
    35
    Arielle Dombasle

    Arielle Dombasle

    Arielle Dombasle (born April 27, 1958) is a French-American singer, actress, director and model. Her breakthrough roles were in Éric Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach (1983) and Alain Robbe-Grillet's The Blue Villa (1995). She is best known to American audiences for her appearances on Miami Vice and the 1984 miniseries Lace. She has released eight singles between 1978 and 2011 and seven albums. She was born Arielle Laure Maxime Sonnery de Fromental in Norwich, Connecticut, the daughter of Jean-Louis Melchior Sonnery de Fromental, a silk manufacturer, and Francion Garreau-Dombasle. She is part of a significant French-American immigrants in Mexico under her grand father diplomatic tenure. Dombasle family's surname was created in 1912, when Dombasle's grandfather René Sonnery (1887–1925), an industrialist from Lyon, married Anne-Marie Berthon du Fromental. In memory of her mother who died at the age of 36, Arielle Sonnery, she took the pseudonym of "Arielle Dombasle". She and her brother Gilbert were raised in Mexico by their maternal grandparents after their mother's death in 1964. She was also raised at Château de Chaintré, the Sonnery family estate near Saumur, Maine et Loire. Her
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    2 votes
    37

    Stephanie Colosse

    Stephanie Florence Colosse (born 1987) is a French citizen and beauty queen from Martinique. Colosse won the title of Miss Martinique World in June 2005, also winning Best Smile and the Most Photogenic Award. She is the second contestant to represent Martinique at Miss World. She is 171 cm tall. She is currently studying towards her diploma in biological sciences so that she can become a member of her country's scientific police force and is aiming to become a nurse. Colosse is participating in Miss World 2006 and was a finalist in the sports Fast Track event.
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    Simone Micheline Bodin

    Simone Micheline Bodin (1925—), known professionally as Bettina or Bettina Graziani, was a French fashion model of the 1940s and 1950s and an early muse to the fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy. She also has been a designer of knitwear and, later, a poet and composer. Born in France in 1925, Simone Micheline Bodin was described as "a freckle-faced rail worker's daughter from Brittany" before becoming a model. She was renamed and recreated by Jacques Fath, who told her, "We already have a Simone; you look to me like a Bettina." Bodin was invited by Christian Dior to join his fashion house which she refused, choosing instead to work for Fath. Bodin became one of the century's first supermodels, rivalled in the Forties only by the "English beauty" Barbara Goalen. She was associated with Pierre Balmain, Lucien Lelong, Jacques Fath, and Christian Dior, but most importantly with Givenchy, for whom she worked as a model and press agent. Hubert de Givenchy named his first collection, which debuted in 1952, after her; one of its designs, the Byronesque "Bettina" blouse, became a fashion icon in the early 1950s and inspired the bottle for the best-selling Givenchy parfum "Amarige." After a
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    4 votes
    40

    Julie du Page

    Julie Pichard du Page (born 6 October 1973) is a French actress and model. Du Page was born in Paris into a family of French nobility but spent the most of her life in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, later moving back to Paris to pursue her acting career.
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    42

    Marine Delterme

    Marine Delterme (born 12 March 1970) is a French actress, painter, sculptor and former model. Marine Delterme was born in Toulouse, France. She grew up in Paris. Her parents worked in the art restoration business. From an early age she was interested in and displayed an aptitude for art. Delterme is married to Florian Zeller, a French novelist and playwright. They live in Paris. She has two sons: Roman (born 2008) with Zeller, and Gabriel (born 1998) from a previous relationship with the actor Jean-Philippe Écoffey. She is best friends with Carla Bruni and was one of the witnesses for Bruni at her wedding to French President Nicolas Sarkozy on 2 February 2008, which took place at the Élysée Palace, Paris. She began her modeling career when she was 17 years old. For a time she lived in New York City with Carla Bruni, but returned to France to start an acting career. Most of roles are in French language films. She has also appeared in a number of roles for television, and is the star of the popular French TV show, "Le Juge est Une Femme". In addition, she is an artist and has exhibited her sculptures in Paris and New York. The following is an incomplete list of her movie roles:
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    3 votes
    43
    Marion Cotillard

    Marion Cotillard

    Marion Cotillard (French pronunciation: [ma.ʁjɔ̃ kɔ.ti.jaʁ] ; born 30 September 1975) is a French actress and singer. She garnered critical acclaim for her roles in films such as La Vie en Rose, My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument, Taxi, Furia and Jeux d'enfants. She has also appeared in such films as Big Fish, A Good Year, Public Enemies, Nine, Inception, Midnight in Paris, and Contagion. In 2007, Cotillard starred as the French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, for which she won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the César Award and the Golden Globe Award for best actress. She made film history by becoming the first person to win an Academy Award for a French language performance. In 2010, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the musical Nine. Cotillard was born in Paris and grew up around Orléans, Loiret in an artistically inclined, "bustling, creative household". Her father, Jean-Claude Cotillard, is an actor, teacher, former mime, and 2006 Molière Award-winning director. Cotillard's mother, Monique (now known as Niseema) Theillaud, is also an actress and drama teacher. She has two younger twin brothers, Quentin and Guillaume. Guillaume is
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    3 votes
    44
    Clémence Poésy

    Clémence Poésy

    Clémence Poésy (French pronunciation: [kleˈmɑ̃s pɔeˈzi]; born 30 October 1982) is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy had dramatic education, and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, and Rana in 127 Hours. She is also known for her small role as Eva Coupeau on Gossip Girl. Born as Clémence Guichard in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, a southern suburb of Paris, she is the daughter of actor/writer Étienne Guichard and a French teacher. Poésy took her mother's maiden name as her stage name. She was sent to an alternative school in Meudon. She was not popular at school, and described herself as maladjusted. In an interview she said she can seem "a bit strange". Her father gave Poésy her first acting job when she was a child; then she had two lines at age 14. She has a younger sister, Maëlle Poésy-Guichard, who is also an actress. Since leaving La Source — the bilingual alternative school she attended at the age of 16 — Poésy has studied drama at Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique
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    2 votes
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    Uffie

    Uffie

    Anna-Catherine Hartley (born December 9, 1987), better known by her stage name Uffie (/ˈʌfiː/), is a Paris-based underground electronic musician, rapper, fashion designer and socialite signed to French electronic music record label Ed Banger Records. She has been described as a muse for French DJs, and is known for working with her labelmates and friends, Feadz, Mr. Oizo and SebastiAn, as well as producer Mirwais. She was briefly married to French graffiti artist André Saraiva during 2008–09. She is perhaps best known for her single "Pop the Glock", as well as "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy", her 2007 collaboration with labelmates Justice. Her recent live performances have been described as Warholian. In 2010, Uffie released her debut album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, which was included on Drowned in Sound's 50 best albums of the year and was nominated in the French Victoires de la Musique for Best Electronic Album. Also in 2010, Uffie celebrated the release of her 12-piece capsule collection with clothing brand, Diesel. Uffie was born Anna-Catherine Hartley in Miami, Florida, but moved to Hong Kong with her family at the age of four. She lived in Hong Kong for most of her childhood, and was
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    2 votes
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    Odette Henriette Jacqmin

    Odette Henriette Jacqmin

    Odette Henriette Jacqmin (โอเด็ต) is a famous Thai-French (Luk khrueng) supermodel, actress and singer born in Lyon, France, on October 13, 1982. Raised in France, she moved to Thailand at the age of 18 (2000). She is 178 cm and 53 kg. She started modeling straight away and became an instant sensation. She has done over 50 covers throughout her career. Whilst the majority were for Thai magazines, she has also done covers for Malaysian and Korean Magazines. She has modeled in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Paris and New York. During her modeling career she has done endorsements for Honda Thailand, Coke Zero, California Fitness and Singha Beer. She was signed to Grammy Records, who released her first Album, After Daylight, on November 22, 2004. She won an award for Best Music Video from MTV Thailand for the song Kau Riek Wah Ruk (Lets call it Love). Whilst the majority of the songs on the Album were in Thai, one of the tracks was also performed in French. Her 2nd album, Odette was released in 2007. She is currently working on her 3rd album. She has also acted in several Thai movies as either the lead or supporting lead actress such as 'Goal Club', 'The Monkey
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    3 votes
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    Lou Doillon

    Lou Doillon

    Lou Doillon (born 4 September 1982 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French model and actress. Her father is director Jacques Doillon and her mother is British actress and singer Jane Birkin. On her mother's side she is the half-sister of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kate Barry, and of Lola Doillon and Lily on her father's side. At the age of nine, her appearance was distinctive, with Indian leggings under short dresses, worn with Grateful Dead T-shirts and rollerblades, and long dreadlocks. By the time she was 11½, she had tattoos and a stud in her tongue. She gave birth to her first child, a son Marlowe Jack Tiger Mitchell, in 2002. She parted company with his father, musician Thomas-John Mitchell, less than a year later and went to New York. She started her acting career as her mother's daughter in Kung-Fu Master (1987). Then her father offered her her first great role in the movie Trop (Peu) d'Amour (1998), and she also played in Mauvaises Fréquentations (Bad Company) (1999). She became a model because of her atypical beauty and is now a known face in European cinema. She also starred in "House of Voices, aka Saint Ange" (1998). She played the leading character in "Gigola" (2010)
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    4 votes
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    Aurore Clément

    Aurore Clément

    Aurore Clément (born October 12, 1945) is a French actress. She has performed in a number of motion pictures in both the French language and the English language as well as in television films and miniseries. She was born Marie-Thérèse Aurore Louise Clément in Soissons, Aisne. Following the death of her father, as a young girl she had to go to work to support her family. For a time she did modeling in Paris until being offered a role in film. Since her appearance in the Louis Malle film Lacombe Lucien (1974), she has usually been cast in secondary roles but has worked steadily, respected for her talent and dedication to her craft. Clément has appeared in more than 80 films and is most often remembered as the character "Anne" in the Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984. Her first appearance in a U.S. movie would have been in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now 1979, but her scenes — a long sequence where Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) meets French former colonists — were eventually cut from the film and only restored in 2001 in the Redux version. She has also been cast in numerous films made for television. In France, Clément
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    1 votes
    49
    Betsy Drake

    Betsy Drake

    Betsy Drake (born September 11, 1923) is an American actress, psychotherapist and writer. She was the third wife of actor Cary Grant. Drake, the eldest child of two American expatriates, was born in Paris, France. Although her grandfather, Tracy Drake, had built the Drake Hotel in Chicago Illinois, the Drakes lost their money in the 1929 stock-market crash when Drake was five years old. As a result, she was forced to return to the U.S. on the ship the SS Île de France with her parents, brothers and a nanny. She grew up in Chicago; Westport, Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Virginia, North Carolina; and New York City, New York. She went to twelve different schools, both private and public, before concentrating on theatre and acting at a junior college in Rock Creek Park, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. She began looking for work as an actress in New York City, supporting herself by working as a Conover model. She met the playwright Horton Foote, who offered her a job as an understudy in his play Only the Heart, which enabled her to join the Actors' Equity Association and thus become a professional actress. After coming to the attention of the producer Hal Wallis, Drake was pressured
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    1 votes
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    Catalina Denis

    Catalina Denis

    Catalina Zarate Denis is a Colombian actress and model currently residing and working in France. Denis made her film debut in 2007 with a brief appearance in the French comedy Taxi 4. Most recently she played a striptease dancer in the 2010 film Le Mac.
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    51

    Angelique Boyer

    Angelique Boyer (born July 4, 1988) is a French-born Mexican actress, model, and singer. She started her career playing secondary roles in the telenovelas Rebelde, Muchachitas como tú, and Corazón Salvaje. In 2010, she was given her first protagonist role in Teresa, a remake of the 1959 telenovela. In Teresa, Boyer portrays "Teresa Chávez Aguirre", a young woman who will use her beauty and ambition to escape from her impoverished life in a poor Mexico City neighborhood. Her acting and portrayal received widespread critical acclaim from critics and audiences alike, and in 2011 she won the Premios TVyNovelas "Award for Best Actress" for her work in Teresa. Boyer was included in Los 50 más bellos list of People en Español, a list of Latino celebrities chosen for their beauty. In 2012, she was given her second protagonist role in Abismo de pasión a remake of the 1996 telenovela, Cañaveral de Pasiones, starring Daniela Castro. Boyer's full name is Angélique Monique-Paulette Boyer Rousseau and she was born in Saint-Claude, Jura, France. She has said personally that her mother, whose maiden name is "Rousseau", was born in Mexico to French parents. In 1990, Boyer's family moved to Mexico.
    6.67
    3 votes
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    Ella Koon

    Ella Koon

    Ella Koon Yun-na is Hong Kong-based Cantopop singer, actress and model. She is French by citizenship. Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, of Cantonese descent. She was raised in Hong Kong and attended high school in Birmingham, England. Koon is multi-lingual and speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and French. Koon also plays the Gu-zheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with 21 strings, as well as the Guitar and Piano. After completing her studies in England, Koon returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where she began her modeling career for various magazines, advertisements and commercials. Modelling became her full time profession from then on, and in 2001, she landed her first movie role in “I Do”. After the movie, she continued modelling; then in 2004 she was invited to attend a singing audition. The audition landed her a contract with Boombeat Music and launched her singing career. Her first few albums – “Original”, “Ellacadabra” (2005), “Lose Sanity” (2006) and the EP “Stages” (2008) were not particularly acclaimed. But as a singer on The Voice (超級巨聲) singing Endless Love she impressed audiences and further propelled her singing career. Koon also
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    3 votes
    53
    Eva Green

    Eva Green

    Eva Gaëlle Green (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈgʁeːn]; born 5 July 1980) is a French actress and model. Green performed in theatre before making her film debut in The Dreamers (2003). She achieved greater fame for her parts in Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), for which she won the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Eva Green was born in Paris, two minutes earlier than her sororal twin sister, Joy (Johanne). Green is the daughter of French actress Marlène Jobert and French-Swedish dentist Walter Green. Through her father, Green is the great-granddaughter of French composer Paul Le Flem. Her mother, a pied-noir, was born in Algeria. Green's mother is Jewish. Green was raised without religion; she has said "I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don't have borders." She grew up in the 17th arrondissement of Paris where she attended the American School of Paris. Green has described her family as "bourgeois", and has said that her sister is very different from her. Green is a natural dark blonde; she has dyed her hair black since she was 15 years old. French-Swedish actress Marika Green is her aunt. The 1980s pop-star Elsa Lunghini is her first
    6.67
    3 votes
    54

    Charlotte Di Calypso

    Charlotte Di Calypso (born December 9, 1990, as Charlotte Belliard) is a French fashion model, best known for winning the Elite Model Look in 2005 and representing Chanel Chance since then. Charlotte Di Calypso was born Charlotte Belliard on April 17, 1990, in Quimper, Brittany, north-west France. In 2005, at the age of fifteen, she entered the French Elite Model Look. Di Calypso was chosen to move on the international final in Shanghai. She won the competition, earning herself a contract with the prestigious Elite Model Management in Paris. After her win, Di Calypso debuted in fashion in September 2005, modeling for the Prada Spring 2006 collection. She then booked her first campaign, with Topshop. Her career was forged with her runway work, walking for top designers and fashion houses, like Chanel, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Diane von Furstenberg, and Emanuel Ungaro. For the Spring 2009 haute couture season, she opened for Christian Dior, and also walked for Christian Lacroix, Chanel, Valentino, and Giorgio Armani She recently became the new face of Ralph Lauren, replacing longtime face Valentina Zelyaeva, alongside Japanese model Tao Okamoto. She has
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    2 votes
    55

    Fab Morvan

    Fabrice "Fab" Morvan (born 14 May 1966) is a French singer-songwriter, dancer and model. He was half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus, selling multi-platinum albums around the world. However, he was later involved in one of the largest scandals in pop music history when it was revealed that neither he nor Pilatus had sung on any of Milli Vanilli's recordings. After the scandal, the group reformed as Rob & Fab in the 1990s with limited success. Morvan had a solo comeback in the 2000s releasing his first solo album, Love Revolution. Morvan was born in 1966 in Guadeloupe. He lived in Miami as a child, but moved with his mother to Paris. At 18, he moved again to Germany, where he was a break dancer and model, and was influenced by funk, soul, rap and pop music sounds. He met Rob Pilatus in a nightclub in Munich. They decided to form a rock/soul group. Morvan and Pilatus were noticed by music producer Frank Farian, who signed them as part of a musical act. Shortly after a trip to Turkey, where they reputedly got the band's name from a local advertising slogan, Milli Vanilli was born. Morvan and Pilatus served as the public faces for singers Charles Shaw, John Davis, and
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    2 votes
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    Isabelle Corey

    Isabelle Corey, born Isabelle Brigitte Cornet (2 May 1939 – 6 February 2011) was a French film actress appearing in French and Italian films in the 1950s and early 1960s. She was born in Metz, France and died in Crozon. She was discovered by Jean-Pierre Melville, walking the streets of Montmartre.
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    Mélanie Thierry

    Mélanie Thierry

    Mélanie Thierry (born 17 July 1981 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines) is a French actress best known to international audiences for her role as Aurora in the 2008 film Babylon A.D. Mélanie Thierry began her ascent to fame as a sought-after child and teen model in France, then moved into acting. She began with a series of roles in French productions, choosing her parts carefully as most of them were critically acclaimed. Not long thereafter, the actress scored an international crossover hit at age 18 as the love interest of ship-bound Danny Boodman T.D. Lemon 1900 in The Legend of 1900. She also appeared opposite Rufus Sewell in two episodes of the popular BBC costume drama Charles II: The Power and The Passion, playing the king's French mistress Louise de Kérouaille. Thierry made her Hollywood debut in the 2008 film Babylon A.D., as Aurora. Thierry has a son named Roman, born 24 May 2008 with long-term partner Raphaël Haroche.
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    Jean-Marie Pallardy

    Jean-Marie Pallardy is a French movie director. He first worked as a male model in the 1960s, before opting for a career change and directing softcore erotic pictures. He also tried his hand at crime fiction and adventure films, with mixed results. His most ambitious project to date is White Fire (1985), starring Robert Ginty and Fred Williamson, a movie which has proved to be quite popular among camp aficionados. Pallardy's career dwindled in the 1980s, with the decline of France's exploitation cinema, and his movies became few and far between. His last movie to date, The Donor, guest-starring David Carradine, was released straight to DVD in 2004.
    6.33
    3 votes
    61

    Tom Nicon

    Tom Nicon (22 March 1988 – 18 June 2010) was a French male fashion model who modeled for a number of clients including Louis Vuitton, GQ and Vogue. He took part in shows for numerous high fashion brands and was most famous for being the "face" for top UK fashion house Burberry. Nicon was born in Toulouse, France. He was best known for his role as the face for Burberry. Considered one of Europe's most promising models at the time, he walked for numerous high-name brands such as Yves Saint-Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Hugo Boss, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, and Kenzo. Nicon's body was found in the courtyard of a building in central Milan on 23 June 2010 after falling four floors from a window of an apartment he was residing in and just hours before a scheduled show he was to appear in at Milan Fashion Week event. He had attended a Versace fitting on the same morning. Police concluded he committed suicide. No suicide note was found. Milan Police's theory was that Nicon was depressed after recently breaking up with his girlfriend, while Italian fashion tycoon Giorgio Armani was quoted as saying "This world is too closely linked to youth and makes it seem like life ends at 22, ... We
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    3 votes
    62

    Lydie Denier

    Lydie Denier (born April 15, 1964 in France) is a model and actress. She has appeared in numerous TV series and films. Born in Saint-Nazaire, France, Denier was raised in Martinique, attending school at the Lycee Shoelcher in Fort-de-France. When she was 14 she became a model, appearing in magazines such as Vogue and ELLE among others. She began traveling the world when she was 16 years old, spending time in Africa, the Caribbean, and Germany, where she got her first record deal with Polygram, as a ballad singer. She visited Los Angeles on vacation and decided to stay and pursue an acting career. She began appearing in videos and commercials while she refined her English skills and studied acting. In 1988 she had her first feature film appearance in the U.S. in Bulletproof, with Gary Busey. She went on to a moderately successful run with recurring appearances in several TV series, most notably General Hospital, The Flash, The Ellen Burstyn Show, Starman, among others. In 1991, she had another big break when she was cast as Jane Porter for the Tarzán series. She came to the attention of Zalman King, who cast her for a leading role in Wild Orchid II, as well as an appearance in the
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    Noémie Lenoir

    Noémie Lenoir

    Noémie Lenoir (born 19 September 1979 in Les Ulis) is a French model and actress of African and European descent. She is best known for appearing in top magazines such as Elle and Sports Illustrated, and modeling in advertisements for high fashion brands. She is known for her work with Gucci, L'Oreal, Next, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, and Marks and Spencer. She has been featured in a line-up of the world's most successful black models by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Lenoir was born in Les Ulis, Essonne, France. Her mother comes from the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean and has Malagasy ancestry. Her father is a retired French electrician who later divorced her mother. Her family moved first to Gif-sur-Yvette and then to Versailles where she was discovered and started her career in modelling. Growing up in a banlieue district near Paris, which she describes as a "ghetto", Lenoir was first spotted at the age of 17 in 1997 when she was approached by a Ford booker in a post office. She signed with L'Oréal in 1997, and has since appeared in their advertisements alongside Laetitia Casta and long-term model and actress Andie MacDowell. She has also worked
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    Dorothy McGowan

    Dorothy McGowan (sometimes credited as Dorothy MacGowan, born circa 1939) is a Brooklyn, New York-born former model and actress. She was discovered as a talent agent picked her out of a crowd of Beatles fans at Kennedy Airport. Her sole screen credit is for the 1966 French film Who Are You, Polly Magoo?, in which she had the starring role of a supermodel. As a model McGowan appeared on countless covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, and other publications in the 1960s. She was photographed by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Melvin Sokolsky, Francesco Scavullo, and others. A daughter of Irish immigrants Sarah and Michael McGowan and born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, she had one sister, Mary, and two brothers, Peter (1930–2007), a policeman who became a Roman Catholic priest, and James, a policeman whose role as lead negotiator in a hostage crisis was dramatized in the film Dog Day Afternoon. McGowan was one of photographer William Klein's favorite models. After the release of his film Who Are You, Polly Magoo?, she disappeared from public view and apparently neither acted nor modeled again, according to Klein. She was married to and divorced from photographer Didier
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    Linda Hardy

    Linda Hardy (born 11 October 1973, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique) is a French actress and model. Hardy won the title of Miss France in 1992 and represented her country at Miss Universe and Miss World. She then launched an acting career in French cinema, beginning with the 1999 film, Recto/Verso, which was followed by her role as Charlotte in the TV series H in 2000. Internationally, her best-known role to date has been the blue-haired, blue-teared, mutant-woman-turning-human, Jill, in the 2004 science fiction film, Immortel (ad vitam) (released in North America as Immortal). In the film, Hardy is dubbed by an English-speaking actress, except for one piece of dialogue delivered in her French. Her most recent role was in a 2006 film titled A House Divided, also known as Mount of Olives. She has also had roles in the film Le Souffleur and the short film Dernière chance. In addition, she has made a number of appearances on television. Expecting a first child beginning early 2010.
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    Isabelle Caro

    Isabelle Caro (12 September 1982 – 17 November 2010) was a French model and actress from Marseille, France, who became well known after appearing in a controversial advertising campaign "No Anorexia" which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani. Caro suffered from severe anorexia nervosa from the age of 13. Her anorexia was caused by what she called a "troubled childhood". I had a very complicated childhood, very difficult, very painful. My mother's big phobia was that I would grow. She spent her time measuring my height. She wouldn't let me go outside because she'd heard that fresh air makes children grow, and that's why I was kept at home. It was completely traumatic. When she appeared on CBS's The Insider, it was revealed that at the worst of her eating disorder, she weighed only 25 kilograms (55 lb; 3 st 13 lb) at a height of 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in); her most recent weight was 33 kilograms (73 lb; 5 st 3 lb). She appeared on Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny which aired on 11 March 2008, in which she spoke to journalist Anna Richardson about her anorexia. Caro was hospitalized for the first time when
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    Marie de Villepin

    Marie Galouzeau de Villepin (born 8 May 1986) is a French model, actress and singer. She is the daughter of former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. She has a brother, Arthur, and a younger sister, Victoire. She graduated with the "licence" degree in law from the French universittry "Panthéon Assas Paris II" in 2006 and became a model in New York. She later focused on acting, after taking acting lessons in Paris at the Cours Florent and in New York. She was the bride for the French fashion designer Franck Sorbier in his Fall 2004 Couture collection. Her first major breakthrough was a fashion story shot by Gilles Bensimon in the American edition of ELLE in October 2005. She was the face and the spokesperson of the perfume Ange ou Démon by Givenchy from 2006 to 2008. In 2007, she was also ch21osen by Krizia for their Spring and Fall 2007 advertising campaigns. She currently models in New York under the alias of Marie Steiss. Marie Steiss was on the runway for Krizia in Milan, Spring and Winter 2007 collections; for Givenchy in Paris, Spring 2007 RTW collection. She was on the runway in New York for Diane von Fürstenberg, Spring 2006, Winter 2006, Winter 2007 and Spring 2008
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    Anna Mouglalis

    Anna Mouglalis

    Anna Mouglalis (born April 26, 1978) is a French actress. Anna Mouglalis was born in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, to her Greek father and French mother. She spent her youth in the Var département, before moving back to Nantes with her family. Her father is a doctor and her mother is a masseuse. Until 2001 she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique de Paris (CNSAD) under the direction of Daniel Mesguich. In addition to her native French, she speaks fluent English, Italian, Spanish, and understands Greek to a limited extent. In 1997, she had begun an acting career in La Nuit du Titanic, played in Paris. In the same year she was chosen by Francis Girod for the film Terminal. In 2000 she co-starred with Isabelle Huppert in Claude Chabrol's Merci pour le chocolat. After appearing in Novo (2002) by Jean Pierre Limosin, she was called up by Roberto Andò for the thriller Sotto falso nome. In 2003, she played in La Maladie de la mort which previewed at the Venice Film Festival, a film in black and white by first-time director Asa Mader. In this very same year, she also co-starred at a Greek film, called "Real Life "("Alithini Zoi"), directed by Panos Koutras. In 2005
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    Gilles Marini

    Gilles Marini

    Gilles Marini (born January 26, 1976) is a French actor. He is known for having appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie and in the American TV show Brothers & Sisters as Luc Laurent. Marini was born in Grasse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France to a Greek mother and Italian father. After working as a baker in his father's bakery since he was eight years old and graduating from high school, Gilles joined the French army and was stationed in Paris, where he acted as a fireman for the famous Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris. It was in Paris where Marini met Fred Goudon, a photographer who introduced him to the world of modeling. After fulfilling his military duties, he went to the United States to learn English while working as a model. He began his career as a model in his early twenties. One of his first jobs was a television commercial for Bud Light beer. He made his acting debut at the age of 29, in the 2005 horror flick Screech of the Decapitated. He played Dante in Sex and the City: The Movie in which he did a full frontal nude scene. He has been seen on Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Dirty Sexy Money, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, The Bold and the Beautiful and Passions. His
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    Lesly Masson

    Lesly Masson-Dupond is a French fashion model. She has modeled for Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Missoni, Monique Lhuillier, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others.
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    Nicolas Cazalé

    Nicolas Cazalé

    Nicolas Cazalé (born 24 April 1977 in Pau, France) is a French model and actor who is most noted for his role in the 2004 French film, Le Grand Voyage for which he won a Jury Award for Best Actor at the 2005 Newport International Film Festival. He was also named one of European cinema's up-and-coming talents and won the Shooting Stars Award in 2008. Cazalé first decided to become an actor at age 18 after he attended a play. He then briefly enrolled in Cours Florent drama school, but later dropped out to travel around the world. He was then cast in a small role in the French television show, Louis Page and worked in television and in small film roles for several years. He was cast as Reda, a French-Moroccan teenager, in the 2004 film Le grand voyage. The role garnered him a Jury Award for Best Actor at the Newport International Film Festival. He also appeared in the French film The Grocer's Son for which he received a nomination for the 2008 César Award for Most Promising Actor. His other noted performances include his role as the love interest of actress Manuela Vellés in Julio Medem's Chaotic Ana and a supporting role in director Régis Wargnier's 2007 film Have Mercy on Us All.
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    Sigrid Agren

    Sigrid Agren (born April 24, 1992) is a French fashion model from Martinique, and rose to prominence during the Elite Model Look in 2006, at age 14. Sigrid was born on April 24, 1992, in Martinique, the Caribbean overseas department of France. Her mother is from Normandy and her father is Swedish. When she was 13, she entered the Elite Model Look France, and she went to the semifinals in Paris. She and two other contestants were chosen to move onto the finals in Shanghai. Sigrid Agren lost to one of the other French finalists, Charlotte Beillard (now known as Charlotte Di Calypso). After the Elite Model Look ended, Sigrid signed with Elite Model Management in Paris. She was doing small jobs until her decision to put off modeling to finish her school in 2007 (she passed her scientific degree with honnor). She came back to the modeling world in 2008, signing with New York Model Management, and re-signed with Elite Models in all the major fashion capitals. She debuted on the runway by closing the Prada Resort show. She then walked for her first New York Fashion Week, walking for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, and Rodarte. She also opened for Shiatzy Chen, Yves Saint Laurent,
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    Gaspard Ulliel

    Gaspard Ulliel

    Gaspard Ulliel (French pronunciation: [ɡaspaʁ yljɛl]; born 25 November 1984) is a French film actor and model. He began appearing in made-for-television films during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and then began to be known as a film actor in France, as well as starring in the title role in the thriller Hannibal Rising. Ulliel was born in Boulogne-Billancourt (a suburb of Paris) to a runway show producer mother and a stylist father. He has a scar on his left cheek as a result of an attack from a doberman when he attempted to ride the dog like a horse at the age of six. He says it increases his emotional acting abilities because it looks like a dimple. Ulliel attended the University of Saint-Denis, where he studied cinema. He began acting while he was still at school, appearing in Une Femme En Blanc, a film for French television. He also performed at the Cours Florent, where he was discovered by Les égarés director André Téchiné. In 2007, he appeared on the cover of the January issue of French Vogue with Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes. Ulliel is the current face of Longchamp, a French leather and luxury goods company, along with Kate Moss. Ulliel was chosen as the face of Chanel
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    Mireille Darc

    Mireille Darc

    Mireille Darc (French pronunciation: [miʁɛj daʁk]; born May 15, 1938) is a French model and actress. She was Alain Delon's longtime co-star and companion. She appeared as a lead character in Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film Week End. Darc is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur and Commandeur of the Ordre national du Mérite Born Mireille Aigroz in Toulon, France, she attended the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (Conservatoire d'art dramatique de Toulon) in Toulon, and went to Paris in 1959. Her debut came in 1960 in Claude Barma's La Grande Brétèche. Her first leading role came in 1961 with Jean Prat's "Hauteclaire." She starred as Christine in Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire and Le Retour du Grand Blond and alongside Alain Delon in several films: L'Homme pressé, Pouic-Pouic, Les Bons Vivants, Mort d'un pourri, Madly, Jeff, Les Seins de glace, Il était une fois un flic, Borsalino and 2003's television series Frank Riva. In the 1980s her career was interrupted by open-heart surgery following a car accident, in which she was seriously injured, and her separation from Alain Delon after fifteen years together. She quit her film career, but returned to television in the 1990s. In 2006,
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    Frédérique Bel

    Frédérique Bel

    Frédérique Bel (born 24 March 1975) is a French actress. Frédérique Bel was born in Annecy in the department of Haute-Savoie. She studied modern literature at Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg. She then started a modeling career before taking classes of comedy. She is mostly known for her performance of Dorothy Doll, a blonde stereotype in a sequence titled La Minute Blonde from Le Grand Journal on Canal+. She played at the same time several roles in many films, especially her role of dippy Miss France in the comedy Un Ticket pour l'Espace (2006). She also appears with Kad Merad in the film Safari (2009). She also had many supporting roles in television series, including the role of Caesar's servant in Kaamelott.
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    Magali Amadei

    Magali Amadei (born November 30, 1974) is a French fashion model living in New York City. She was featured regularly during the '90s on the covers of Vogue, ELLE, and Marie Claire, as well as several other top magazines with global distribution. In addition, Amadei has appeared in several nationally run TV commercials as well as interviews for documentaries and exposés on the modeling industry. Amadei was discovered at age 16 while studying ballet at The Opera House in Nice. She has often been compared to a young Sophia Loren for her stunning resemblance and her natural beauty. Amadei appeared briefly in an independent film in 1997 called Blood Trail produced by actor Barry Tubb, though the film was never picked up for distribution. She has since been cast in supporting roles in several television and film productions. Amadei suffered from the eating disorder bulimia for seven years, and sought help after passing out at a photo shoot. She now travels to schools to share her experience. The Teen Files: Surviving High School
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    Anna Karina

    Anna Karina

    Anna Karina (born Hanne Karin Blarke Bayer on 22 September 1940) is a Danish, now French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. Karina is known as a muse of the director, Jean-Luc Godard, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave. Her notable collaborations with Godard include The Little Soldier (1960), A Woman Is a Woman (1961), Vivre sa vie (1962), and Alphaville (1965). With A Woman Is a Woman, Karina won the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival. Karina's mother was a dress shop owner and her father was a ship's captain who left the family a year after she was born. She lived with her maternal grandparents for three years, until she was four. She spent the next four years in foster care when she returned to live with her mother. She has described her childhood as "terribly wanting to be loved", and as a child made numerous attempts to run away from home. She began her career in Denmark, where she sang in cabarets and worked as a model playing in commercials. At age 14, she appeared in a Danish short film by Ib Schedes, which won a prize at Cannes. She studied dance and painting in Denmark and for a while
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    Béatrice Dalle

    Béatrice Dalle

    Béatrice Dalle (born 19 December 1964) is a French actress. Dalle was born in Brest, Finistère, France, as Béatrice Cabarrou. In 1985 she married the painter Jean-François Dalle but they divorced in 1988. She was working as a model when she met filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix. Beineix cast her in the lead role in the 1986 film 37°2 le matin (later released in the United Kingdom and United States under the title Betty Blue). She went on to appear in a series of major roles in French films, including the 1989 film Chimère, which was entered into the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. She is seen in a feature role in the 1991 music video "Move To Memphis" by Norwegian band a-ha. She made her debut to American audiences in Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth in 1991. In 1997, she was cast in The Blackout, her first film made in the United States. In 2001, Dalle appeared in the controversial film, Trouble Every Day, in which she played a cannibal. More recently, she starred in À l'intérieur, in which she played a cruel psychopath stalking a pregnant woman. Dalle was arrested in 1991 for stealing jewelry in Paris; she received a fine for assaulting a traffic warden in 1998; she was also arrested in
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    Christelle Lefranc

    Christelle Lefranc (born March 15, 1980) is a French fashion model from Paris, France. She is represented by The Fashion Model Management Next Model Management of Paris, London, England, New York City, and Miami, Florida, and Traffic of Madrid, Spain and Barcelona, Spain. Lefranc is 5'10" (178 cm.), with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her hobbies include ballet. She has modelled in advertising for Cartier, Fope, Guy Laroche, Harvey Nichols, Max Studio, Mimi, and Ralph Lauren. Her image has been captured on the covers of periodicals like Madame magazine Germany, D magazine Italy, Vogue Portugal, and The Face United Kingdom.
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    Virginie Gervais

    Virginie Gervais is a French model and porn star. She was born in Versailles, France to a German mother. In 2005, she was the winner of FHM France's "High Street Honeys" competition. It was later discovered that she made an adult film before being famous, which appeared soon on the Internet and quickly propelled her to fame. In 2002, a German porn producer contacted Virginie. He proposed that she appear in his next film... X, Anmacherinnen 15: Enge Spalten. Recently, she started her own website, www.virginiecaprice.com, and appeared with the new model name Virginie Caprice, as her success continues and increases her appearances in TV commercials, music videos, films and magazines. Moreover, in 2007 she participated in another X-rated film, the recent Story of Virginie (2007), produced by Marc Dorcel. In February 2008, she played the role of a stripper in Episode 10 of the French TV series, Paris enquêtes criminelles. The episode, Un cri dans la nuit (A scream in the night) was broadcast on TF1 in February 2008. Virginie Caprice appears as an icon model for a series in fashion magazine Beauty Flow.
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    Eva LaRue

    Eva LaRue

    Eva Maria LaRue (born Eva Maria LaRuy on December 27, 1966) is an American model and actress. She is best known as Doctor Maria Santos on All My Children, and was a cast regular on CSI: Miami, portraying Detective Natalia Boa Vista of the Miami-Dade Police Department. LaRue was born in Long Beach, California to Marcie and Luis LaRuy. She has three siblings, sisters Nika and Lara and a brother, Luis Jr. She is of French, Puerto Rican, Dutch, and Scottish ancestries. She is a member of the Bahá'í Faith. LaRue began acting at the age of six and was later a teenage beauty queen. She won Danfranc Productions Miss California Empire 1984 title at the state pageant held in Irvine, California. In 1985, she graduated from Norco High School and soon after, she started modeling. She was signed by the Judith Fontaine Agency as a model eventually becoming a Frederick's of Hollywood model. From 1993 to 1997 and again from 2002 to 2005, LaRue portrayed Dr. Maria Santos Grey on All My Children. There, she was half of All My Children supercouple Edmund and Maria. She received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" for All My Children.
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    Macha Méril

    Macha Méril

    Macha Méril, born Princess Maria-Magdalena Vladimirovna Gagarina on 3 September 1940, Rabat, Morocco, is a French actress and writer, descended by her father from the Russian princely house Gagarin and by her mother from a Ukrainian noble family. She appeared in 119 films between 1959 and 2007, including roles in films directed by Jean-Luc Godard (Une femme mariée, 1964), Luis Buñuel (Belle de jour, 1967) and Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Chinese Roulette, 1976). She also played in the Quebec series Lance et Compte.
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    Hellé Nice

    Hellé Nice (born Mariette Hélène Delangle 15 December 1900 in Aunay-sous-Auneau, Eure-et-Loir, France; died 1 October 1984 in Nice, France) was a model, dancer, and a Grand Prix motor racing driver. Nice was the daughter of Alexandrine Bouillie and Léon Delangle, the postman in their small village, 47 miles to the south west of Paris. Delangle went to Paris at age 16, where she found work in some of the city's music halls. She became a very successful dancer under the stage name Hélène Nice which eventually became Hellé Nice. She built a solid reputation as a solo act but in 1926 decided to partner with Robert Lisset and performed at cabarets around Europe. Her income from dancing as well as modeling became such that she could afford to purchase a home and her own yacht. In addition to the fast cars of her racing career, Nice lived a fast life. Her growing fame meant there was no shortage of suitors. Some of her affairs were brief while others were of longer duration that, beyond the wealthy and powerful Philippe de Rothschild, included members of the European nobility and other personalities such as Henri de Courcelles, Jean Bugatti and Count Bruno d'Harcourt. At the time, the
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    Quentin Elias

    Quentin Elias (born 10 May 1980) is a singer, actor, and model. Originally from France, of Algerian origin, he was the former lead singer for French boy band Alliage from 1996 to 1999. After his departure from the group, he relocated to New York City where he currently resides. Elias was born in the small commune of Mende, Lozère, France (although some sources dispute this and cite Marseilles as his place of birth) of Algerian immigrants. He lived with his mother Malika in a single-parent family. After attending some of his sister's dance classes, Elias became interested in performing and was enrolled in classes where he studied tap, ballet and modern jazz. He also participated and competed in kick-boxing. Elias ran away from home after his father died in a car accident. and at age 15, Elias relocated to Paris, where he worked odd jobs while auditioning for singing or dancing gigs. In 1996, he auditioned and was selected as a member of Alliage and becoming its lead singer. Alliage recorded two albums, Alliage, l'album in 1997 and Musics in 1998. The group had many singles including six singles that charted in the French Top 5; Alliage also toured internationally, having additional
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    Marisol Aguirre

    Marisol Aguirre-Morales Prouvé (born April 1, 1971) is an actress, TV host and model french-peruvian. Currently resides in Peru. She is best known for starring in the telenovela "Gorrión" and host the TV show "Locademia de TV". Marisol television debut in 1992, when he drove with actor Sergio Galliani, TV program on channel Locademia the state, which was a big TV hit that reached scores raiting and according to own statements, plan the return of successful project the 1990s. In 1994 he starred in the telenovela "Gorrión", which met the actor Christian Meier, whom he married the following year. After several years of absence would return briefly to the soap in 1997 with "La noche" and then in 2002 with "Que buena raza", then it would continue until the date by telenovelas. Parallel has made plays, mainly for children and is dedicated to modeling, with the face ofical some cosmetic brands in Peru. He reappeared on television in 2008 in the TV series "Esta sociedad 2" youth. In 2009, he returned to host "El otro show", is the same as the things that happens backstage and during rehearsals "El Show de los sueños (Peru)". In 2011 appears in the telenovela "Yo No Me Llamo Natacha" and
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    Fabrice Wattez

    Fabrice Wattez is a French model. He won the Manhunt International beauty contest in 2002 and 2003, representing France. The pageant was held in the Chinese city of Shanghai. Wattez holds dual degrees in Economics and Physical Education. Currently, Fabrice works as a model in Paris and models for famous names like Azzaro, Hugo Boss, Lanvin, Kenzo, Burton and many more. He own a restaurant in Shanghai.
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    Angie Be

    Angie Be (born 1977) pseudonym of Élodie Bouche, is a French singer and former candidate of Secret Story 2009 (France). Her single "Soundwaves" reached number 17 on the French charts in 2009 and remained on the chart for almost one year. In December 2009, a French version of Soundwaves was available digitally. This version was in the musical programming of Fun Radio during October 2009 – March 2010. She created and directed a manicure company at home from 2007 to 2009 in Southern France. She was especially known for her television appearances as model for the muscle stimulator Sport-Elec brand and her performances as Jenny on the automoto.fr site after her participation in the TV reality show. She is the mother of a little girl, Manon, and is now separated from the father of this one. She dated another candidate of the TV show, Romain Chavent, and was to marry him, but announced two months later that the marriage was annulled. In 2009, she won the Eurodanceweb Award with her single "Soundwaves". Her next single will be "Forever".
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    Jade Jagger

    Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger (born 21 October 1971) is an English jewelry designer, socialite and former model. Jagger was born in Paris, France. She is the only child of Bianca (née Macias), a Nicaraguan-born actress and philanthropist, and Mick Jagger, an English musician and actor. In her early years, Jagger and her family lived on London's fashionable Cheyne Walk in Chelsea. Jagger's parents divorced in 1978; subsequently, she spent most of her time living in Manhattan with her jet-set mother and was often dropped off at the Factory to be babysat by her mother's friend, pop artist Andy Warhol. In Manhattan, Jagger attended the Spence School. At the age of 14, she enrolled in the all-girls boarding school in St Mary’s, Calne, England. In 1996, Jade set up Jade Inc. with Tamsin De Roemer designing jewellery, and in 2001 she began working as the Creative Director for Garrard, the English company dealing in high-end jewelry. She worked there until 2006 and now promotes a lifestyle concept called "Jezebel" (her middle name), which fuses music, clothing, and lifestyle through original recordings, remixes, unplugged sessions, and fashion. She also owns a building with luxury condo units
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    Lillian Greuze

    Lillian Greuze was a stage and motion picture actress from Paris, France. She was also a model whose image was coveted by artists. She was a protégé of Sarah Bernhardt and performed at the French Theater on West 44th Street in Manhattan (New York). Her first New York appearance came during the 1915 theatrical season. Greuze was one of many French notables who were recruited by Lucien Laurent Bonheur, director of the French Theater. She acted a humorous sketch entitled English School in her first American stage performance. She was paired with George Ranavant. An observer remarked about her skill in speaking, So perfect was her enunciation and the modulation of her voice that every syllable could be heard distinctly in the rear of the auditorium. In December 1915 she played with Paul Gavault at the French Theatre in Mademoiselle Josette Ma Femme. As Josette, Greuze portrayed the character which made Billie Burke famous. A reviewer commented favorably about her playful acting quality, citing her diverting gaminerie. Greuze appeared as Marian Somerset in The Recoil (1917), with William Courtenay. The melodrama is a quickly paced story about trying to save an innocent man from being
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    Sofia Boutella

    Sofia Boutella, (born April 3, 1982 in Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria) is an Algerian-French dancer, mainly hip-hop and street dance, known as the Nile Girl from Nike Women advertising. The daughter of Algerian singer, songwriter and jazz musician Safy Boutella, she was born in the Bab El Oued district of Algiers. She started classical dance education at the age of 5 and at the age of 10 in 1992 she left Algeria with her family, and moved to France where she started rhythmic gymnastics, and joined the French national team for the Olympics at the age of 18. Meanwhile, she had taken up Hip hop and street dance, and was part of a group called the Vagabond Crew, which won the World Championship HipHop battle in 2006. She also participated in a group called "Chienne de Vie and Aphrodites", created by Momo from the Vagabond Crew. Sofia is graduate of Berklee College of Music. At the same time, she had been rehearsing since the age of 17 with choreographer Blanca Li. She has danced in several film and TV appearances, as well as commercials. She has also danced with singer Madonna in the Confessions Tour. Her real breakthrough arrived in 2006, when she was picked for the Jamie King
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    Nicolas Duvauchelle

    Nicolas Duvauchelle

    Nicolas Duvauchelle (born March 27, 1980) is a French actor. Duvauchelle starred in numerous movies including Lightweight, À tout de suite and Le Grand Meaulnes. He has worked with Béatrice Dalle on films such as Trouble Every Day, and Inside. In production for Duvauchelle is his first English-speaking feature length presentation, tentatively titled You Better Be Good To Me starring Irish actress Roisin Browne, detailing the life and obsession of a woman in love. Set in Belfast, and with featured credit from an unknown artist labelled within the industry as 'Tin-tin', Duvauchelle commented to Empire magazine that he was 'excited about his first English picture and pleased at the chance to work alongside an actress as versatile as Browne.' Filming is set to start on June 2008. He is the father of Bonnie Sagnier and ex-partner of actress, Ludivine Sagnier.
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    Filippa Hamilton

    Filippa Palmstierna Hamilton, also known as Filippa Hamilton-Palmstierna, (born 3 December 1985), is a Swedish-French model. Hamilton was born in Paris and raised in Biarritz, France. She was discovered age 15 on the streets of Paris by French photographer Marc Hispard. She secured her first major advertising campaign at age 16 with Ralph Lauren. On NBC's "Today show" with Meredith Vieira, Hamilton stated she had worked for Lauren since she was 17. She was the new face of Romance, Ralph Lauren’s fragrance, photographed by Bruce Weber. Hamilton has been photographed by Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Arthur Elgort, Inez van Lamsweerde, Terry Richardson and Gilles Bensimon. In her free time, Hamilton enjoys painting and spending time with friends. She travels to fashion shows and photo shoots with her mother. Hamilton is a French and Swedish national. Her father is Michaël Palmstierna Hamilton, an extramarital son of baroness Margaretha Palmstierna, and, according to a rule by the Supreme Court of Sweden in 1999, count Ulph Hamilton. Her mother, Beatrice Hamilton, is a clothing and jewelry designer. In 2009 Hamilton appeared in a Ralph Lauren advertisement which had been used only in
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    Olivier Gruner

    Olivier Gruner (born 2 August 1960 in Paris, France) is a former Commando Marine and World Kickboxing Champion. He became an actor specializing in the field of physical fitness. Gruner was born into a family where both his father and brother became noted surgeons and his younger brother became an engineer. After seeing a Bruce Lee movie at age 11, Gruner became captivated with martial arts and began studying Shotokan Karate, and then boxing and kickboxing. At age 18, rather than pursuing the academic life many expected of him, he joined the Marine Nationale, volunteering for their Commando Marine unit. As a part of his military training he learned to scuba dive, sky dive and climb. In 1981 Gruner left the French military to train full time to compete professionally as a kickboxer. He traveled to the French Alps and began training to fight professionally. In order to pay for his training expenses, he had to hold down four jobs, as a bouncer, a ski patrol member, a trainer and a ski lift operator. In 1984, he began fighting professionally as a kickboxer in France. After 10 professional fights, he became the French middleweight champion. By 1985, his successes in the ring allowed him
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    Vanessa Paradis

    Vanessa Paradis

    Vanessa Chantal Paradis (French pronunciation: [vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]) (born December 22, 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. She became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single "Joe le taxi". Since then, she has accomplished a career in music, movies and modelling. Vanessa Paradis was born on December 22, 1972, at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, near Paris. She spent her childhood in Villiers-sur-Marne with her parents, André and Corinne Paradis. She was attracted to cinema early on. Her admiration for Marilyn Monroe led her to take dance and piano lessons. Paradis spent a lot of time with her uncle, Didier Pain, and his musician friends. Her first TV appearance was on the show L'École des fans in 1981. She recorded her first single, "La Magie des surprises-parties", in 1983 and performed it in an Italian festival in 1985 but failed to win the first prize. Although "La Magie des surprises-parties" was not a hit, it paved the way for the song with which she became internationally famous, "Joe le taxi", in 1987, while she was still only 14 years old. It was #1 in France for 11 weeks and, unusually for a song sung in French, was released in the United Kingdom year
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    Alizee Guinochet

    Alizee Guinochet is a French supermodel. She is the girlfriend of American magician and endurance artist, David Blaine.
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    Charlotte Martin

    Charlotte Martin

    Charlotte Martin (born 19 September 1948 in Paris, France) is a former 1960s French model. She was the girlfriend of Eric Clapton from 1966 till 1968. Martin had a long term relationship with Jimmy Page from 1970 to 1986; they have a daughter Scarlet Page who was born in 1971. Martin was working in London as a model when she first met Clapton at The Speakeasy club. It was during evening discussions for the formation of the band eventually known as Cream. Clapton later recalled in Clapton: The Autobiography: On 8 November 1966, Clapton recited passages of "La Marseillaise" as a tribute to Martin, during a performance of Cream's "I'm So Glad" on BBC Radio 1's Saturday Club. In April 1967, while Martin was with members of Cream at a table in The Speakeasy, Clapton was introduced to Australian visual designer Martin Sharp by Martin, after a chance encounter there. Sharp began writing lyrics on a paper serviette and gave them to Clapton with his studio address at Chelsea, known as The Pheasantry. The lyrics became the song "The Tales of Brave Ulysses", and subsequently Sharp was hired to design the cover of Cream's second album Disraeli Gears. Clapton moved into the creative space of
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    Corynne Charby

    Corynne Charby (born 12 July 1960) is a French actress, pop singer and model. Born Corinne Charbit in Paris, Charby grew up in France, and left school after the troisième (form 3). In the late 70s, she began a successful career as a model. She appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Elle and Lui and participated in several runway shows for large fashion houses. In the early 80s, she began a brief career in cinema. Her first and probably best known role was in the 1981 film, La Chèvre, where she played the part of a young woman sought by Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. In 1982, she appeared in Plus beau que moi tu meurs with Aldo Maccione, and then in Rebelote the following year. Finally, in 1984, she played a prostitute in Un Été d'enfer with Thierry Lhermitte. Her career as an actress effectively ended after this film, and she struggled to find again important roles. In 1984, she began singing under the name of Corynne Charby. Her first 7 inch, "À cause de toi", was written by Didier Barbelivien. It was followed the same year by the track "Ma Génération", and a mini album of the same name composed of six songs. In 1985, Charby released her third single, "J't'oublie
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    Dominique Sanda

    Dominique Sanda, born 11 March 1951 (birth year sometimes quoted as 1948) is a French actress and former fashion model. Sanda was born as Dominique Marie-Françoise Renée Varaigne in Paris to Lucienne (née Pichon) and Gérard Varaigne. She appeared in such noted European films of the 1970s as Vittorio de Sica's Il Giardino dei Finzi-Contini, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist and Novecento, and Liliana Cavani's Beyond Good and Evil. She also appeared in The Mackintosh Man (with Paul Newman) and Steppenwolf (with Max von Sydow). At the theatre: In the 1970s, she lived with late actor/director Christian Marquand, with whom she had a son, Yann Marquand. In 2000, she married Nicolae Cutzarida, a philosopher and University professor of Romanian origin. She won the award for Best Actress at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film The Inheritance.
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    Estelle Lefébure

    Estelle Lefébure

    Estelle Lefébure ([ɛstɛl ləfebyʁ]) (born 11 May 1966 in Rouen, France) is a French actress and model. She was one of the top fashion models in the 1980s and 1990s. Estelle Lefebure as she was known in the early 80 was discovered by George Gallier and managed by him exclusively since she started modeling at Prestige Models in Paris France, George Gallier then moved to New York City to start American Model Management, and managed her carrier until 1991. Her national recognition was immediate after the first Guess campaign shot by Wayne Mazer in the early1980, she then shot several covers of American Vogue with photographer Richard Avedon , several covers of American Elle with Marc Hispard, Gilles Ben Simon and Bill King. French Elle magazine model editor Odile Saron was also instrumental in making Estelle famous. She then switched agency in 1991, and moved from American Model Management to Elite, moved to California and married David Hallyday. During her marriage with singer David Hallyday, she was known professionally as Estelle Hallyday. She began modeling at age 19. Over the years, she has appeared in advertisements for Guess?, Cartier, Christian Dior, Revlon, Lord & Taylor, and
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