|Audrey Tautou - Audrey Tautou has a very distinct brand of sexiness. She personifies grace
and elegance with a touch of the naughty with the twinkle in her eye and mischievous grin. This
is one girl anyone would kill just to stroll hand in hand down the Champs Élysées.
Tautou seems to exude a kind of old-world allure, the subtle, suggestive kind that died with the
femmes fatales of the '50s. And that brooding look of hers, with big brown eyes under a tide of
black hair, adds to her mystique, suggesting a slightly perilous seduction.
Tautou was born in the Puy-de-Dôme département of Auvergne, and was raised in Montluçon
in the nearby Allier, still in Auvergne. Her father is a dental surgeon and her mother is a teacher.
After the premiere of the film Amélie (for which she received phenomenal amounts of paparazzi
and press coverage) she travelled to the jungles of Indonesia to help with the preservation of a
monkey sanctuary. Tautou showed an interest in comedy at an early age and started her acting
lessons at the Cours Florent. This theatrical institution is highly prestigious and she is one of
several famous actors to have passed through its doors and went on to star in some of French
cinema's biggest and most famous films.
In 2005, Tautou worked in her first full Hollywood production, opposite Tom Hanks, in the
film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard and
released in May 2006. She acted alongside Gad Elmaleh in Pierre Salvadori's Hors de prix
(priceless). Tautou says she still considers France her base, and plans to pursue a career
predominantly there rather than crossing over to the United States. As she told Stevie Wong of
The Straits Times, "I am, at the end of the day, a French actress. I am not saying I will never
shoot an English-language movie again, but my home, my community, my career is rooted in
France. I would never move to Los Angeles".
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #1
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #32
NRJ Ciné Award best kiss (Shared with Gad Elmaleh) for Hors de prix
Sant Jordi Best Foreign Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
Lumiere Award Best Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
CFCA Award for Most Promising Performer
César Award for Most Promising Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
Lumiere Award Most Promising Young Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
SACD Awards - Suzanne Bianchetti Award
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival Best New Actress on for Vénus beauté (institut)
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