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Audrey Tautou's Newest Role: Face of Chanel

05/05/2008 at 03:30 PM ET

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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?

claudia on

I think she was on the Da Vinci code and that is
a very boring movie.

Jasmine on

She looks so frumpy and doesnt look plausible enough to represent chanel

Anonymous on

She is not an unknown by any means! She is very famous, just not in the U.S. market of crappy reality T.V. shows. Sorry, I am just shocked to see people diss such a world-renowned actress.

Check out some of her other films, she’s great.
(And yeah, the Da Vinci code sucked)

Jonathan Bodack on

Congrats to Audrey for becoming the new face of Chanel! You’ll be great, just like Nicole Kidman, etc.

Tiffany on

Wonderful choice! When I saw the link for “Audrey Tautou, the new face of Chanel” I thought it couldn’t be more perfect. I have been a huge fan of hers since “Amelie” came out (my favorite film). A beautiful and graceful French Actress (although I agree with clm – this not a very good picture for the story). Congratulations, Miss Tautou!

Nicci on

WTF!! Havent people seen Amelie, one of the best movies ever!!! If you dont know who she is, you should really see that movie…

anony on

Do people watch respectable movies anymore? She’s in Amelie and A Very Long Engagement. Not to mention a big budget movie, The Da Vinci Code, with Tom Hanks. I like that they chose her. She’s very chic….and French! I’m glad they chose a not too mainstream actress, so I’m not surprised not everybody will know who she is. It’s Chanel not Revlon you know.

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Laneta on

vGRUIn Very true! Makes a change to see someone spell it out like that. :)

 

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