In France, Léa Seydoux is a household name and, with a major role in the new James Bond film, Spectre, she’s about to become well-known worldwide. Armed with sex appeal and mysterious allure, the actress embodies the new age Bond girl, holding her own against 007.
Seydoux grew up in the entertainment industry. Her mother, Valérie Schlumberger, was an actress and her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is the co-chairman of Pathé, France’s largest production and distribution company. While, family friend Christian Louboutin was present in the hospital when she was born, and designed her very first pair of shoes.
Best known for her art house performances in Blue Is The Warmest Colour, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Farewell, My Queen, the hourglass beauty plays psychologist Madeline Swan, a complex heroine, in the 24th Bond Movie.
“I think she is distinct from all the others. She’s not really a Bond girl – she’s a real character. I made her mine,” the actress told Net-A-Porter’s The Edit, “When you’re acting, it’s always personal. It’s about yourself, in a way.”
However, Seydoux certainly looks the part. With pillowy lips, glossy hair, feminine physique and stylish gowns she is a formidable femme fatale, reminiscent of old-Hollywood screen sirens.
What’s next for this rising star? She’s been announced as the female lead, Bella Donna Boudreaux, opposite Channing Tatum in the X-Men spin-off Gambit.