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Top 10 Facts - Léa Seydoux
11.20.2015
Fact #1

Lea Seydoux (born 1 July 1985) is a French actress. Seydoux was born in 1985, the daughter of businessman Henri Seydoux and philanthropist Valerie Schlumberger. She was born in Passy, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, but grew up in Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 6th arrondissement.

Fact #2

She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in ?lms such as The Last Mistress (2007) and On War (2008).

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She ?rst came to attention after she received her ?rst Cesar Award nomination for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008) and won the Trophee Chopard, an award given to up-and-coming actors at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Since then, she has appeared in major Hollywood ?lms including lnglourious Basterds (2009), Robin Hood (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011) and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Z011).

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In French cinema, she was nominated for the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress for a second time for her role in Belle Epine (2010) and was nominated for the Cesar Award for Best Actress for the ?lm Farewell, My Queen (2012).

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In 2013, Seydoux came to widespread attention when she was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the critically acclaimed ?lm Blue Is the Warmest Colour.

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That same year, she also received the Lumieres Award for Best Actress for the ?lm Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the ?lms Beauty and the Beast, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She played Madeleine Swann in the 24th James Bond ?lm Spectre, which was released in 2015.

Fact #8

Seydoux has modelled for numerous magazines and brands, but sees herself "always as an actress", not as a model. She participated in the Levi's television advert "Dangerous Liaison", and has been seen in several photo editorials, including for Vogue Paris, American Vogue, Numero, l.'0f?ciel, CRASH, Another Magazine and W magazine.

Fact #9

Seydoux advertised for Prada's Z012 Resort line; and is the face of its 2013 campaign (directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola) for the fragrances Prada Candy and Prada Candy I.'Eau, and the campaign for Prada Candy Florale perfume in 2014.

Fact #10

Seydoux has said that the ?lming of Blue Is the Warmest Colour made her question her sexuality: "Of course I did [question it]. Me as a person, as a human being... It's not nothing, making those scenes. Of course I question myself. But, I did not have any revelations." Of her boyfriend, she said he is "not an actor, he's not famous at all."

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