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Léa Seydoux

Born: 1985

Biography

Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne (born July 1, 1985) is a French actor. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress (2007) and On War (2008). Seydoux first came to attention after she won the Trophée Chopard and received her first César Award nomination, for her performance in The Beautiful Person (2008). In the years that followed, Seydoux began appearing in minor roles in high-profile Hollywood films, including Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009), Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (2010), Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011) and the action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). In French cinema during this period, she was nominated for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for a second time for her role in Belle Épine (2010) and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress for her role as a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette in the film Farewell, My Queen (2012). Seydoux came to widespread attention in 2013 when she was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a lesbian art student in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour, along with its film director Abdellatif Kechiche and her co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos. That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She gained further international attention for her appearance as Bond girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre (2015), a role which she reprised in No Time to Die (2021). Since then, she has continued to appear in major English-speaking roles in The Lobster (2015), in Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch (2021), and in the Hideo Kojima video game Death Stranding (2019).
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Passy, Paris, France

Resources

Movies

The Last Mistress

Olivia in The Last Mistress

Robin Hood

Isabella of Angoulême in Robin Hood

On War

Marie in On War

Lourdes

Maria in Lourdes

My Friends

Aurore in My Friends

Traceless

Fleur in Traceless

Belle épine

Prudence Friedmann in Belle épine

The Beautiful Person

Junie in The Beautiful Person

Inglourious Basterds

Charlotte LaPadite in Inglourious Basterds

Plein sud

Léa in Plein sud

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Sabine Moreau in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mysteries of Lisbon

Blanche de Montfort in Mysteries of Lisbon

My Wife's Romance

Ève in My Wife's Romance

Dolls and Angels

Gisèle in Dolls and Angels

Midnight in Paris

Gabrielle in Midnight in Paris

Sister

Louise in Sister

Farewell, My Queen

Agathe-Sidonie Laborde in Farewell, My Queen

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clotilde in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Emma in Blue Is the Warmest Color

Little Tailor

Marie-Julie in Little Tailor

13 French Street

Jenny in 13 French Street

The Illusions

La fille du métro in The Illusions

Grand Central

Karole in Grand Central

Beauty and the Beast

Belle in Beauty and the Beast

Saint Laurent

Loulou de la Falaise in Saint Laurent

Roses on Credit

Marjoline in Roses on Credit

Spectre

Dr. Madeleine Swann in Spectre

Diary of a Chambermaid

Célestine in Diary of a Chambermaid

It's Only the End of the World

Suzanne Knipper, the youngest in It's Only the End of the World

The Lobster

Loner Leader in The Lobster

Zoe

Zoe in Zoe

Time Doesn't Stand Still

Elle in Time Doesn't Stand Still

Kursk

Tanya Averina in Kursk

Les vacances de Clémence

Jackie in Les vacances de Clémence

The French Dispatch

Simone in The French Dispatch

No Time to Die

Dr. Madeleine Swann in No Time to Die

The Story of My Wife

Lizzy in The Story of My Wife

Oh Mercy

Claude in Oh Mercy

France

France de Meurs in France

One Fine Morning

Sandra Kienzler in One Fine Morning

Deception

The English Lover in Deception

Crimes of the Future

Caprice in Crimes of the Future

Being James Bond

Self (archive footage) in Being James Bond

The Beast

Gabrielle in The Beast

Dune: Part Two

Lady Margot Fenring in Dune: Part Two

Rose, c'est Paris

self in Rose, c'est Paris

Designing Bond

Self in Designing Bond

QT8: The First Eight

Self (archive footage) in QT8: The First Eight

Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

Self in Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

Cannes Uncut

Self in Cannes Uncut

The Unknown

in The Unknown

The Second Act

Florence in The Second Act

The Revelations 2011

in The Revelations 2011

The Revelations 2009

in The Revelations 2009

The Thing That Hurts

in The Thing That Hurts

Silent Friend

in Silent Friend

Separate Rooms

in Separate Rooms

Untitled Leos Carax Project

in Untitled Leos Carax Project

Dune: Part Three

Lady Margot Fenring in Dune: Part Three

TV Shows