Léa Seydoux is a French actor. She began her acting career in French cinema, appearing in films such as The Last Mistress and On War.
In the years that followed, Seydoux began appearing in minor roles in high-profile Hollywood films, including Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.
Seydoux came to widespread attention in 2013 when she was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a lesbian art student in the critically acclaimed film Blue Is the Warmest Colour. That same year, she also received the Lumières Award for Best Actress for the film Grand Central and, in 2014, she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and starred in the films Beauty and the Beast, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Saint Laurent. She gained further international attention for her appearance as Bond girl Madeleine Swann in Spectre, a role which she reprised in No Time to Die.