Seeking Inspiration: Audrey Tautou
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I’m a bit obsessed with Audrey Tautou at the moment. I’ve been watching lots of her films and thinking she’s a bit of a rad style icon. I wanted to find out a bit more about her. I am sure she’s more than just a super stylish lady. I’m sure there’s more to her than a much copied bob and an impish expression. So here goes:
A favourite inspiring lady: Audrey Tautou
Her work: Actor
The things I love most about this person: Her style and cute charisma
Notable achievements: She’s won awards for her acting, starred in some great films and is quite universally admired.
My takeaway: French women are extremely stylish!
Audrey Tautou recently hosted the Cannes Film Festival. She’s come a long way since being discovered in a Search For A Star type competition when she was in her late teens. The child of a teacher mother and dental surgeon dad, Audrey was interested in acting from an early age and went on to star in the highest grossing US released French film of all time. Amelie.
Not only was she one of Chanel’s campaign faces, she played Coco Chanel in the 2009 bio-pic ‘Coco Before Chanel’. Of course she looked magnificent in that film, but if you’ve seen ‘Priceless‘ or ‘Amelie’ you’ll know she makes quite the habit of this.
You can read her full film history here, but I’m especially excited about the upcoming release ‘Mood Indigo‘ directed by Michel Gondry. It’s the perfect match for the pin-up girl of whimsy. I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Sometimes, inspiration comes in the form of beauty or joy and I think that Audrey Tautou embodies both of those things. Perhaps she’s a moody cow in real life, I do not know… But the characterisation that she’s become is a source of happiness for lots of film lovers (including me!)
Are you an Audrey fan? Whose style inspires you?
images via audreytautou.org