Laetitia Casta, France’s most famous top model (& sex symbol)

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Can you resist to the charm of Laetitia Casta?
We bet you can’t.

A body made in Normandy, from butter & crème fraiche.

Born in 1978 in Normandy, Laetitia Casta’s modeling career began during a family holiday in Corsica, where she was discovered by a photographer working for a Parisian model agency.
She was 15, and she became an instant success. Catwalks, Victoria Secret’s angels, muse of Yves Saint Laurent & Jean Paul Goude, magazine covers… Laetitia quickly became THE most wanted supermodel and THE ultimate French woman.

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“Laetitia Casta is five feet seven inches tall. She’s not built along standard model lines — not tall, not thin. She looks healthy, like a girl you might see exploring Europe with a Eurail pass, living out of a backpack, the kind of girl who could make a pretty decent meal out of potato chips and a Coke. She has long chestnut hair and a wide face — when she smiles, it goes as round as a tomato. Her clear skin is so expressive that when she lifts her eyebrows, her forehead crinkles in three places: little dots of punctuation, exclamation marks, questions. She has blue-green eyes”
– Rolling stone magazine

1999: Laetitia is Marianne.

Seen in France as a proud Normand and Corsican, with her beautiful curves, and real & approachable demeanor, Laetitia Casta managed to make all the French political parties agree: She was chosen in 1999 by French mayors, to become the face of the French republic, also called the Marianne (after Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot or Ines de la Fressange before her).

For 12 years, her bust was visible on every French stamp, and in every town hall, which means in a way, that all French people were getting married in front of her (so cool !!!).
After more than 10 years, Laetitia Casta was replaced in 2012 by another French icon, Sophie Marceau, to represent France & its values.

Now a successful actress, wife & mom

Laetitia Casta is now a well-recognized French actress, performing both on stage and on the big screen in blockbusters like Asterix or the Gainsbourg movie (in which she played Brigitte Bardot), or more independent films like Gitanos, the Island or Apache.

But beyond being an actress, she also uses her talent and her fame to support causes, stories and struggles that are important to her: as the mother of 3 kids, she recently wrote, directed and produced a documentary about childhood & immigration in France called “Magic Adult”.

Recently she has shared the poster with Lilly Rose Depp in “L’homme fidele” directed by the actor (who also happens to be her husband) Louis Garrel. If you have the opportunity, you should go see it!

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