Laetitia Marie Laure Casta (born 11 May 1978) is a French actress and model. Casta became a "GUESS? Girl" in 1993 and gained further recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1998 to 2000 and as a spokesperson for cosmetics company L'Oreal. She has appeared on over 100 covers of such popular magazines asCosmopolitan, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Elle and Glamour, and modeled for designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, J. Crew, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Lolita Lempicka, and Vivienne Westwood. Casta became an established actress, appearing in the films Gainsbourg (A Heroic Life), Face and Blue Bicycle, as well as the play Ondine at the theatre Antoine.
- 2 Career
- 3 Political involvement
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Awards and recognition
- 6 Theatre
- 7 Filmography
- 8 Music videos
- 9 DVD and Blu-ray
- 10 Humanitarian action
- 11 Books
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Casta was born in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France. Her mother, Line Blin, is from Normandy. Her father, Dominique Casta, is from Corsica. She has an older brother, Jean-Baptiste, and a younger sister, Marie-Ange. She spent her childhood in Normandy and Corsica.Angèle in The Maiden and the Wolves
Casta's modeling career reportedly began when she was discovered by the photographer Frederic Cresseaux, during a family holiday in her father's native Corsica, at age 15. After her unexpected registration by Jeeby, Casta was elected Miss Lumio 93.
Casta has been the L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador since 1998. She has been featured in Guess? Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Miu Miu, Pepe Jeans, Alberta Ferretti and XOXOad campaigns. Casta has appeared on over 100 magazine covers including Victoria's Secret catalogs, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE magazine, and Vogue magazine. She walked down the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000. Casta was one of the company's signature Victoria' Secret Angels from 1998 to 2000. She also appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Rolling Stone, and the Pirelli Calendar 1999 by Herb Ritts and 2000 by Annie Leibovitz.
In 1999, Casta was ranked first in a national survey ordered by the French Mayors Association to decide who should be the new model for the bust of Marianne, an allegoricalsymbol of the French Republic, which stands inside every French town hall.
Casta became the focus of a controversy when, after being selected to be Marianne, newspapers in Britain and France reported that she had relocated to London where taxes on high earners are lower. Casta's father said she went to London for professional reasons; on a TV show, she also said that she rented a flat in London to be near her boyfriend. The French minister of the interior spoke about Casta on the radio; comparing the advantages of living in France with regard to the drawbacks of London after political opponents used Casta's relocation to London as an opportunity to criticise the government.
She is the face of fragrances Chanel's Allure, Givenchy's Forbidden flower, Cacharel's Promise, Bulgari's BLV II, Ralph Lauren's Notorious, and in 15 June 2012 D&G's Pour Femme shot in Erice by Mario Testino. The Parisians could follow her Adventures in the Galeries Lafayette by Jean-Paul Goude. For Christmas 2011, Peter Lindberghshot True Love, the very thought of Casta at the summit of Manhattan and between the snowy lions of marble of the New York Public Library for Tiffany & Co. On 10 March 2010, in Paris, she opened the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2010 fashion show. On 27 September 2010, she closed the Roberto Cavalli SS 2011 fashion show in Milan.
For her first movie, Casta has made forays into the blockbuster Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar directed by Claude Zidi, a live-action film of the comic book Asterix created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in which Obelix, portrayed by Gérard Depardieu, plays a love interest for Falbala. Casta appeared in Les Âmes Fortes, a dramatic film directed by Raúl Ruiz. Her interpretation of Brigitte Bardot in the movieGainsbourg (Vie héroïque) revealed the actress who received her first nomination at the César Award. Casta served as a jury member at the 69th Venice International Film Festival in 2012.
On 6 April 2008, Casta demonstrated in a White March of nonviolent protestation to ask for the immediate release of Ingrid Betancourt, presidential candidate kidnapped since 2002 by the FARC. On 30 April 2002, she attended the demonstration Vive la République after the first round election of the 2002 presidential election.
On 19 October 2001, Casta gave birth to her daughter, Sahteene, by photographer Stéphane Sednaoui. Casta is engaged to Italian actor Stefano Accorsi. The couple have two children, a son named Orlando, born on 21 September 2006, and a daughter named Athenà, born on 29 August 2009.
|2012||Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
(French) (Knight in Order of Arts and of Letters)
|France Minister of Culture and of Communication|
|2011||Nominated for the César Award of the Best Supporting Actress||César Awards||Nominated|
|2008||Golden Swann of the Best Actress
as Catherine in Born in 68
|Cabourg Film Festival
|2001||Ranked No. 1 Top 50 Most Beautiful Women||Askmen.com|
|1999||Marianne for the 21st century||82nd congress of AMF, the French Mayors Association||Won|
(She is waiting for you)
|Anna||Florian Zeller||Florian Zeller||the Madeleine||Paris 8th||Madame Figaro|
|Ondine||Ondine||Jean Giraudoux||Jacques Weber||
Tour in regions
|The young woman||Hélène Fillières|
|2012||Arbitrage||Julie Cote||Nicholas Jarecki||First American film|
|Do not disturb||Anna||Yvan Attal|
(The War of the Buttons)
(Behind the Walls)
First film with English dialogue
|Rio||Perla (Jewel)||Carlos Saldanha|
(Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life)
|Brigitte Bardot||Joann Sfar||Nominated for the César Award for Best Supporting Actress
Performs Gainsbourg's songs on the soundtrack
(Face) 臉 (Chinese)
Fleurs dans le miroir, lune dans l'eau
(Flowers in the mirror, moon in the water)
|herself, Salomé||François Lunel|
(Born in 68)
|Catherine||Cabourg: Golden Swann of the Best Actress|
(The Maiden and the Wolves)
|Angèle Amblard||Gilles Legrand|
|Charlotte A. Cavatica||Gary Winick|
(The Big Apartment)
|Francesca Cigalone||Pascal Thomas|
(The Irrationality of the Louvre)
|The young woman||Ange Leccia||Short film without dialog shot in the Louvre museum for which Casta was for the first time in cover of Les Cahiers du Cinéma.|
|The naiad||Ange Leccia||Short film|
|2004||Luisa Sanfelice||Luisa Sanfelice||TV film for France2, RAI Uno|
|Marion||Patrice Leconte||Performs on the soundtrack|
(The Blue Bicycle)
|Léa Delmas||Thierry Binisti||TV film for France2|
|Gitano||Lucia Junco||Manuel Palacios|
(Asterix & Obelix Take On Caesar)
|2010||Rihanna||Te Amo||Anthony Mandler|
|1999||Chris Isaak||Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing||Herb Ritts|
|2007||Laetitia Casta||StudioCanal||French||2||with Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Dominique Issermann, Sylvie Lancrenon, Jamel Debbouze, Omar Sy & Fred Testot, Frédéric Lopez, Jean-Paul Goude, Jacques Weber, Claude Zidi|
|Water-carrier is an initiative of France Libertés - Danielle-Mitterrand foundation(French)|
|2006||Rose Marie Claire
|Casta among Claire Chazal, Isabelle Adjani, Axelle Red, Monica Bellucci and Tina Kieffer with the Rose Marie Claire(French) are shot by Jeff Manzetti for the association Toutes à l'école(French)|
|2005||Action Innocence||She belongs to the Committee of support of Action Innocence to protect the children from the dangers of the Internet.|
|2004||ELA||Wearing giant sneakers, Casta on a wooden horse is shot by Georges-André Cretton
for the ELA's book Shoes on to beat the disease
|OrphanAid Africa||Shot by Christophe Kutner, Casta between Inès de la Fressange and Cécile de France wears love beads(French) (2nd tab) for OrphanAid Africa founded by Lisa Lovatt-Smith.|
|Sébastien Proyart||She supports Sébastien Proyart.|
|Action Contre la Faim||Casta drew a winged blue heart on a plate for the bidding of 19 November 2004 to help Action against Hunger|
|2002||Occi, paese rinascitu(Corsican)||In the headquarters of the association Occi recovered village at the Caffè di a Mossa of Lumio in Corsica, Casta helped to reconstruct the old chapel of Annunziata in the abandoned village of Occi.
Watch the Occi video on YouTube by official Korsika.fr
|1999||Restos du cœur||Dernière édition avant l'an 2000 (Last edition before year 2000), Les Enfoirés a charity concert tour at the Zénith for the Coluche's association Restaurants du Cœur that collects food for the homeless.|
- Issermann, Dominique (January 2012). Xavier Barral, ed. Laetitia Casta (in French). ISBN 978-2-36511-004-4.
- Sapin, Mathieu (20 January 2010). Delcourt, ed. Feuille de chou 1. Journal d'un tournage (in French). ISBN 978-2-7560-1857-7.
- Marciano, Paul (1 July 2002). A Second Decade of Guess Images: 1991-2001. Gingko Press. ISBN 978-0-9636728-1-0.
- Trémolet, Laurence (March 2002). Rézina, Collectionneur, ed. Dans l'ombre des âmes fortes. ISBN 978-2-909450-87-2.
- Reilly, Rick; Steven, Hoffman (28 September 2001). Sports Illustrated: Knockouts, Five Decades of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Photography. Sports Illustrated. ISBN 978-1-929049-47-9.
- Casta, Laetitia (24 November 1999). Assouline, ed. Laetitia Casta (in French). ISBN 978-2-84323-179-7.
- Di Caro, Roberto; Heath, Christopher (1 September 1999). Callaway, ed. Laetitia Casta. Viking Studio. ISBN 978-0-67088-819-1.