the gentlewoman

Léa Seydoux

An awarding-winning performance as a blue-haired lesbian in the film Blue is the Warmest Colour may have brought Léa Seydoux global recognition (and a Palme d’Or), while her turn as the face of Miu Miu and Prada may have made her the darling of the fashion industry, but the divine French actress’s seemingly overnight success has actually been the product of long graft and smart choices. Working with cinematic iconoclasts across the Euro-Hollywood divide, such as Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Rebecca Zlotowski and Benoit Jacquot, Léa’s diverse and uncompromising roles have marked her out as one of the most riveting screen presences of our time. She lives in the chic 10th arrondissement of Paris and, like all true Parisians, has a penchant for Hermès.