Laetitia Casta

In French model and actress Laetitia Casta's case, she was definitely born with "it" -- "it" being the precise combination of beauty, talent and drive that sends her career everywhere from Victoria's Secret runway shows ... Read more »
Born: 05/11/1978 in Pont-Audemer, Eure, FR

Filmography

Actor (20)

Des Apaches 2015 (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

French Women 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Una donna per amica 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Julie Cote (Actor)

Do Not Disturb 2012 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

The War of the Buttons 2012 (Movie)

Simone, the Haberdasher (Actor)

Behind the Walls 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life 2011 (Movie)

Brigitte Bardot (Actor)

The Island 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Face 2009 (Movie)

Salome (Actor)

La Jeune fille et les loups 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nes En 68 2008 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

The Maiden and the Wolves 2008 (Movie)

Angele (Actor)

Errance 2003 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Luisa San Felice 2003 (Movie)

Luisa Sanfelice (Actor)

Savage Souls 2002 (Movie)

Therese (Actor)

Rue des Plaisirs 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gitano 2000 (Movie)

Lucia Heredia (Actor)

Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar 1999 (Movie)

Falbala (Actor)

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In French model and actress Laetitia Casta's case, she was definitely born with "it" -- "it" being the precise combination of beauty, talent and drive that sends her career everywhere from Victoria's Secret runway shows to high fashion ad campaigns and the most prestigious film awards ceremony in France. Her chance discovery in 1993 by a French modeling agency when she was just a teenager soon turned into a high-powered modeling career that landed her on the covers of magazines of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and the legendary Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Her appointment in 1998 as brand ambassador for cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris dovetailed with her coronation as a Victoria's Secret Angel and the new face of Marianne, the French Republic's symbol of liberty and equality. Casta traded photo shoots for film sets when she first appeared in the live-action adaptation of the popular French comic "Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar" (1999), which led to later roles as French blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot in the Cesar-nominated "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" (2010) and a mysterious mistress in the financial thriller "Arbitrage" (2012). A vocal opponent of the prevalence of photo re-touching as well as a brown belt in judo, Casta juggles family, film and fashion with grace and aplomb, becoming a globally recognized star along the way.

Relationships

Athena Accorsi

Daughter

Stefano Accorsi Actor

Fiance

Orlando Accorsi

Son

Sahteene Sednaoui

Daughter

Milestones

2012

Played the French mistress of a fraudulent hedge-fund manager (Richard Gere) in financial thriller "Arbitrage"

2010

Portrayed Brigitte Bardot in "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life"

2000

Starred in French TV-movie "The Blue Bicycle"

1999

Made feature film acting debut in French adventure comedy "Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar"

1999

Won a countrywide vote to serve as the new face of France's Marianne. Caused controversy when it was revealed she allegedly moved to London for tax purposes.

1998

Named brand ambassador for cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris

1996

Became one of the lead models for retail brand Victoria's Secret; named of the Victoria's Secret Angels in 1998

1993

Landed successful ad campaign for Guess? Jeans

Bonus Trivia

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Was discovered at age 15 by a French modeling scout while on vacation with her family in Corsica.

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Has appeared on more than 80 magazine covers, including Elle, Harper's Bazarre and Vogue.

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In 1999 was named as the new face of Marianne, which represents the French Republic; a bust of her face resides in every town hall in the country.

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Has a brown belt in judo.

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Served as runway model for Louis Vuitton and Roberto Cavalli, among other designers.

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