Léa Seydoux is a French actress who rose to prominence from her performance in The Beautiful Person, James Bond: Spectre and Blue is the Warmest Color. Her accomplishments as an actress are what brought her limelight.
This article discusses the talented Léa. Keep reading this article and find out more about her life!
|Name||Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne|
|Birth Date||1 July 1985|
|Birth Place||Paris, France|
|Parents||Valérie Schlumberger/Henri Jerome Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne|
|Net Worth||$ 5 million|
|Height||5′ 6″ (1.68 m)|
Léa Seydoux, born as Léa Hélène Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne, was born on 1 July 1985, in Paris, France. Also, her parents are Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropic mother, and Henri Jerome Seydoux-Fornier de Clausonne, who works as a businessman. She is a French national.
However, Lea has French and Alsatian German and distant Venezuelan with Spanish and Basque heritage from her father’s side. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Besides, Lea also has one elder sister, Camille Seydoux, who is a stylist and five younger siblings. She grew up in a Protestant background but claimed that she is not religious.
Moreover, her parents separated when she was three and lived on different continents; Lea felt disconnected and lonely and became an introverted girl. However, Lea spent her childhood surrounded by iconic people with the likes of Mick Jagger and Christian Louboutin, and these acquaintances made her more confident in the crowd.
Although Lea’s extended family had involvement in the film industry, her parents had no interest in making Lea an actor. Further, she wanted to be an opera singer, but her parents didn’t entertain the idea. But Lea destined to be an actor, and when she turned 18 years old, she took an acting lesson at Les Enfants Terribles and later departed to New York to learn at Actors Studio.
At present, she is 34 years old. Also, Lea has a medium height of 5’6″(1.68 m) and weighs 54 kgs(119 lbs). In the same way, her body measures 33-inches of the bust, 23-inches of the waist, and 35-inches of hips. It indicates she has a slimmer body frame.
Likewise, Lea wears a shoe size of 7 and a dress size of 4. Her cup size measures 32B. Although she is a natural blonde, Lea is prone to change hair color based on her role. Lea has a distinctly chiseled jaw-line, and her beautiful set of blue eyes accentuates her beautiful face.
Before starting as an actress, she was a model. In particular, her mother had a boutique named CSAO and Lea modeled for one of their jewelry line called Jokko. However, her dreams of acting came to fruition in 2006 as a lead in French film Girlfriends.
After that, she went to star in several movies. We have to recommend our fellow readers to check her films. Lea is truly a gifted actress. Specifically, the film she stars in premiered at the Cannes Film Festival several times.
In like manner, she appeared in crucial roles in films like La Consolation, 13 French Street, and The Last Mistress. These movies gave her significant recognition. Above all, her appearance in The Beautiful Person labeled her as “the actress,” as she went onto receive several nominations and even bag Chopard Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino offered Lea a small but a vital role in black war comedy movie Inglourious Basterds which turned out to be a significant success commercially with critical appreciation. As a result of her appearance in this movie, Lea paved a passage for her entrance in Hollywood.
In 2010, she was part of Russell Crowe starrer Robin Hood, directed by the legendary Ridley Scott. Furthermore, she auditioned for the central role of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Even though she lost out to Rooney Mara, the following year, she managed to land a vital role in the commercially successful Mission Impossible franchise titled Ghost Protocol as an assassin Sabine Moreau.
At the same time, she starred in Woody Allen directed Midnight in Paris, which received rave reviews. Despite all these successful roles, her life would completely turn around in 2013 when she starred in the critically acclaimed yet highly controversial movie Blue is the Warmest Color. The film contained rather raunchy scenes, in particular, lengthy sex scenes between two girls. The performance was so genuine that viewers thought that real intercourse ensued.
Blue is the Warmest Color that resulted in numerous accolades for the movie as well as the actress. However, this is not the only movie she received such praise. A versatile and a natural actor, Lea has a long-acting career in front of her.
Nonetheless, her acting career only fostered with time when she went onto star in Franco-German film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and Wes Anderson’s acclaimed film The Grand Budapest Hotel as a French maid. In the same way, Lea appeared in Saint Laurent, Diary of a Chambermaid, and The Lobster, which stars Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.
In 2015, Daniel Craig starrer James Bond series’ Spectre, was another career-defining role wherein she portrayed the role of Dr Madeleine Swann. This movie was undoubtedly a box office success. At any rate, Lea didn’t show signs of stopping in Hollywood as she landed roles in Zoe, and It’s Only the End of the World.
As of 2020, she is set to return as Dr. Madeleine Swann in another James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, which is in post-production. Similarly, The Story of My Wife and The French Dispatch is currently in post-production as well, whereas the latter’s release date remains undecided. And, On a Half Clear Morning is filming in an undisclosed location.
Finally, Seydoux appears in a video game as a playable character named Fragile in Kojima Productions’DeathStranding.
As per recent reports, through her decades-long acting career, Ms Seydoux garnered a net worth of $5 million. The exact amount of her income remains under the radar. But it is highly probable that she earns a significant sum because of her involvement in commercially successful movies.
Furthermore, Lea participated in a tv advertisement for Levi’s Dangerous Liaison. Simultaneously, Vogue Paris, American Vogue, Numéro, L’Officiel, CRASH, Another Magazine, and W magazine are some of her modeling gigs. So these campaigns add to her net worth.
Granted that she had a steamy scene in Blue is the Warmest Color with another actress, she is of straight sexual orientation. Seydoux is in a loving relationship with her boyfriend, Andre Meyer.
Today this day, the couple remains unmarried. Regardless, undecided nuptial they are proud parents to son George Meyer in January of 2017.