Marion Cotillard: magnifique

Marion Cotillard is a different kind of artist in this photoshoot, playing a photographer of a classic elegance in La Bastide de Marie in the South of France. Mysteriously beautiful. This is how I would usually describe her. She somehow always surprises me in the films, commercials or editorials she does, like there is always something new there to discover. The more you see her the less you seem to know about her. This discretion and mystery aura is a quality very few actors have now. For the musical Nine she says she turned to Audrey Hepburn for inspiration, who gave her “the hairdo with the big personality, the thick bangs, and the ponytail. You paint your character with colors you have taken from everywhere.” Yes, a talented actor does that.   

photos: via here (photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue US July 2010, styled by Grace Coddington)

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