Elegance and beauty are often in the eye of the beholder, meaning there’s no use in arguing whether something is truly that way because we all see things differently. However, there’s one thing that’s certain: French actresses are here to teach us a few valuable lessons about beauty. Therefore, if you’re planning to transform your style, here are a few French beauties that can help you get inspired and motivated.
1. Charlotte Gainsbourg
This multitalented woman, daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin is known for her effortless beauty. Her characteristic look revolves around wearing a long bob with bangs, and that’s a great hairstyle for everyone who wishes to add a touch of French elegance into their look. Charlotte is known for working with various directors, from Lars Von Trier to Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, and once you see her acting, you’ll understand why she’s such a popular actress.
2. Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte came to the movie scene in the 1960s, armed by luscious blonde locks, pouty lips, and effortless style. She even popularized wearing jeans with their legs cut out, which is why we have to be thankful for her existence. Also, she brought a new life to an ordinary white and black t-shirt, because due to her, this type of garment got a whole new meaning. Her movie career spans over decades, and recently she’s become more known for her incessant passion when it comes to fighting for animal rights.
3. Laetitia Casta
She first started as a model, doing ads for Victoria Secret and L’Oréal. Aside from that, she walked numerous catwalks and became a muse to Jean Paul Gaultier. This is not a small achievement, however, her popularity rose once she decided to start acting. Her breakout role was in “Asterix and Obelix take on Caesar”, a late 90s French comedy that topped box offices once it was released. Laetitia is the epitome of French woman beauty and grace, which is why she deserves to be on this list.
4. Juliette Binoche
This amazing actress has managed to break The States, winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “The English Patient” in 1996. This prestigious award helped her cement her status as an acting powerhouse. Graced by the beauty and ethereal elegance, Juliette Binoche is by far one of the most talented living actresses. Her winning numerous acting awards across Europe definitely proves that claim.
5. Audrey Tatou
Audrey rose to fame thanks to her eponymous role in Amelie (2006). This role showed the world not only her acting versatility but also her beauty and elegance. Her breakthrough helped her get other starring roles in Hollywood blockbusters, namely “The da Vinci Code” alongside Tom Hanks. She also played legendary Coco Chanel in the biopic “Coco Before Chanel”, which brought her a BAFTA and Cesar nominations. Her beauty reflects in her chocolate hazel eyes and ever-changing hairstyles.
6. Marion Cotillard
Marion is one of these actresses that are famous all over the world. In 2009, she won many accolades, including an Oscar, a BAFTA, and a Cesar, thanks to her starring role in the biopic “La Vie en Rose”, where she played Edith Piaf. This gave her a chance to star in many other movies, and she definitely took her chance, because since then, she has acted in many movies both in France and Hollywood.
These French ladies are not only extremely gorgeous and stylish but also talented and smart. Aside from acting chops, they also possess a desire to help the world which is why they’re active patrons of many causes and charities. So, if you’re planning to tweak your personal style a bit, they’ll definitely a great way to get inspired and enrich both your wardrobe and your movie watch list.