Marion Cotillard is a French actress, film producer, singer, and environmentalist who is widely known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters in both European and Hollywood productions.
”I started in musicals when I was very young. Both my parents are stage actors, and I was fascinated by their jobs. My father was a mime. When I was 5, a director friend of my family put me in his movie. I played a little girl with a dog, but I remember my scenes and I was entranced by acting. It was a dream to me – the passion of the profession was contagious.”
Cotillard was almost unknown to most Americans until she won an Oscar for Best Actress in La Vie en Rose, the French film.
*Sophia Loren is the only other actor to win an Oscar for a film in a different language
Cotillard made her Hollywood debut in Tim Burton’s Big Fish as Joséphine working alongside several well-known names like Helena Bonham Carter, Jessica Lange, and Ewan McGregor
She is a Greenpeace spokeswoman and was among the artists involved in “Dessins pour le climat,” an album project that was released in 2005 and raised money for the environmental activist group
Marion Cotillard is also a talented singer and often sings under the name “Simone” with musician Yodelice
Dedicated to her role in the coming-of-age film Toi et moi (You and I), she learned how to play the cello. A trained musician, Cotillard also plays the keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, and tambourine
Cotillard was named the Most Beautiful Face of 2013
She was named “The most beautiful face of 2013” by the independent critic’s list of the 100 most beautiful faces from around the world and ranked as one of the most “Beautiful famous faces “for 16 consecutive years