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Audrey Tautou's Newest Role: Face of Chanel

05/05/2008 at 03:30 PM ET

Courtesy Chanel

She’s already one of the world’s most accomplished actresses, and now Audrey Tautou is being recognized as one of it’s most beautiful. Chanel has just announced that they’ve chosen the French star to be the face of their classic No. 5 fragrance in 2009, following in the footsteps of the brand’s current ambassador Nicole Kidman. And just as Kidman’s renown short film for the fragrance was directed by her Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrman, Tautou’s new role also will tap into her cinematic past. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed the actress in the acclaimed films Amelie and The Long Engagement, will direct the star in a short movie for the campaign, which we’re sure will be just as chic as Kidman’s — with a touch of Parisian flair.

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Mary on

I don’t think they could have possibly picked a better person to represent Chanel No. 5!

mariana on

Yay! i love her! She definatly deserves this.

stephanie on

Tres bien!

Allison T. on

REALLY? Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman, and . . . Audrey Tautou?? I find her super-annoying and not half as beautiful as her fabulous predecessors. I’m totally underwhelmed.

Hannah on

well, why would they choose someone who is not in the buzz right now?

rose on

marilyn monroe, catherine deneuve , and audrey tatou?? no way

kat on

chanel made the perfect choice! audrey is so lovely… classically beautiful and full of natural french flair! i’m excited to see the commercial directed by jean-pierre jeunet, too!

clm on

I love her! She’s gorgeous (although the picture with this article isn’t the most flattering) and well-known around the world. Great choice.

Dena on

Hmmmmm……. “She’s already one of the world’s most accomplished actresses, and now Audrey Tautou is being recognized as one of it’s most beautiful”

Okay, I’m embarassed to admit I have no idea who she is. But I do have 2 teenage boys so if I get to see a movie, you can bet it is an action flick. But really, they usually pick someone who is a little more high profile.

claudia on

Who is she?

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