Lea Seydoux - French actress and model, who became one of the most highly paid and sought after. She does not consider herself beautiful and very shy, but it is called a sex symbol, a new brightest star of French cinema, contemporary Simone Signoret, Jeanne Moreau and Catherine Deneuve.

Seydoux noted that open any roles, but there were numerous proposals recently tries to select only those characters, the nature of which it is close, touches the soul, where there are observation, the subtlety of mind or sensitive nature.

CHILDHOOD of Léa Seydoux
The actress was born on 1 July 1985 in Paris' Passy in the family of a successful businessman and philanthropist Henri Seydoux Valerie Schlumberger. Childhood girl was held in a picturesque and affluent district of Paris Saint-Germain-des-Prés. At Lea had 5 younger siblings and older sister, Camilla, who later became her stylist. When Leah was only 3 years old, the parents separated.

Their family is well known in France. Movie star's father, created in 1994, Parrot, - the great-grandson of Marcel Schlumberger, one of the founders of the largest oilfield services company Schlumberger, and the grandson of actor and director of the film company Pathe, his mother - a former actress, granddaughter of Maurice Schlumberger, the brother of her husband's great-grandfather. Among the relatives of Leah - producer Michel Seydoux, director of the film studio Gaumont Film Company Nikolai Seydoux. She grew up the girl in the bohemian atmosphere was familiar from childhood with such famous people as the American photo artist Nan Goldin, rock musicians Mick Jagger, Lou Reed, designer Christian Louboutin.

Seydoux received a strict Protestant upbringing, but, as adults, do not become too religious, although she was very shy. To daughter was fluent in English, several years her parents were sent to a summer camp in the United States. However, Lea in childhood often felt lonely, as her parents were rarely home. Dad was constantly on business trips, my mother was engaged in charity work in Africa. Valerie was the founder of a number of charities, including ASAO (Association of Senegal and West Africa), centers for street children in Dakar, victims of violence. To support African artists, the mother of the actress founded boutique CSAO, and Leah worked at it as a model for the jewelry line Jokko.

In the early years Seydoux not wanted to be an actress and a singer (under the influence of her grandmother Helen, who was a fan of the opera). But at the age of about 17 years, he fell in love crazy actor, she was fascinated by the art of acting, beginning courses at Les Enfants Terribles.

In 2005, Leo made the music video Raphael «Ne partons pas faches», the first time a year later starred in the film "Girls top: French kiss", then play at Klotz in the "comfort". In the same period the artist continued teaching profession in one of the Actors Studio in New York, began to work a model for the brand American Apparel. Then begins the actress appeared in the film "secret lover", shot by director Catherine Breillat on the controversial novel "The old mistress" Barbey d'Aurevilly writer (who was accused of his amorality) and shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Arts Forum.

One of the first jobs was as an actress in the film by Bertrand Bonello "On War", where her co-star was Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Depardieu, Laurent Lucas, Asia Argento.

The new star of French cinema was first attracted attention after 2008 was nominated for the award "Cesar" for his role in "The Beautiful Person" and won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival Trophee Chopard by renowned Swiss jewelry and watch company. This legendary brand, the author of the design, "Palme d'Or" awards a prize to young promising artists to make them believe in themselves and their talents.

Chopard - is an unspoken title of "good luck charm" for movie stars. To confirm or deny the action of the prizes is difficult, but since it came to success in Hollywood, and the actress began to appear in large-scale projects of the American "dream factory", including "Inglourious Basterds," "Midnight in Paris", "Robin Hood." Despite the fact that Lea posed for numerous magazines and brands she always saw herself as an actress. However, as the model it could be seen in the pages of Vogue Paris, Esguire, L'Officiel, Numero, posed for the famous photographer, Steven Meisel including Mario Sorrenti.

In 2011, the French superstar was "face» Prada Candy, in 2012, demonstrated the product Prada Resort.

PERSONAL LIFE of Léa Seydoux
The actress does not like to be questioned about the private lives and loved ones who belong to the highest circles of Parisian bohemia.

According to unofficial information she had an affair with a model Andre Meyer, kissing with which it was caught by paparazzi. She did not hide the fact that very dreams of children. In an interview, Lea confessed that he believed in fairy tales. She believes that the destiny of man, much depends on luck, but if you really want, you can change the course of events, and then the magic happens.

She loves Eve Greene and Marion Cotillard, likes to relax on the island of Mustique, where the family of the actress has a house next door to Bill Gates and Tom Ford.

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Widespread recognition of the world community and critics came to Lea in 2013, when she was awarded the Cannes International Festival for the role of Emma in the erotic melodrama "Life Adele". At the same time it was awarded the prize "Lumiere", an analogue of the American "Golden Globe" for Best Actor in "Grand Central".

In 2014, the actress was nominated for a BAFTA Award and starred in the film "Beauty and the Beast" (based on the fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprens De Beaumont, the great-grandmother of Prosper Merimee), "Hotel" Grand Budapest "(award Grand Prix of the jury of the Berlin Festival) and the biographical drama "Saint Laurent". In the autumn of the same year, it was announced that it will be another girl special agent of British intelligence on par with Monica Bellucci in Sam Mendes' 007: Spectrum ", Bond played by Daniel Craig. At the premiere, which was held in the Royal Albert Hall October 26, 2015, are expected to attend the Prince Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

In 2015, the actress was busy in the film "Lobster", which received the Jury Prize at Cannes, "The Diary of a maid" by Octave Mirbeau product. Seydoux has received an offer to play in partnership with Channing Tatum in the film "Gambit" spin-off series of films "X-Men". On wide screens picture should appear at the end of 2016.

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