French actress and model who rose to international fame with her portrayal of a shy, eccentric waitress in the romantic comedy, “Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie’, which won her several awards and accolades and won the heart of million people worldwide with this movie.
With her wide eyes and shy winsome smile, and also her charisma and acting skills, the brunette gamine instantly earned the comparisons to Audrey Hepburn. Tautou is the perfect combination of good looks and talents.
Acting did not seem like a likely career choice for the pretty dark-haired girl who hailed from a family of intellectuals; her father was a dental surgeon while mother was a teacher. She somehow caught the acting bug while at school and decided to become a professional actress. She attended acting classes at the famous Cours Florent and soon landed a role in television movie production ‘Coeur de cible’. She made her feature film debut with ‘Venus Beauty Institute’ for which she was much appreciated.
The daring actress likes to experiment with a variety of roles and has acted in different genres of films ranging from the romantic comedy ‘Amelie’ to the thriller, ‘Dirty Pretty Things’. A native of France, she appeared in a number of French films before making her Hollywood debut with Tom Hanks in the film, ‘The Da Vinci Code’. As a model she is held in high regard for her dressing sense and is considered a fashionista. She appeared as the face of global Magazines and brands such as Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue or Chanel.
I really fell in love with her when I saw her in Amelie – I loved her little things, her little pleasures in which I found myself 🙂 Including cracking with the teaspoon the surface of a crême brûlée.
If Tautou is a discovery for you, then you should definitely watch the movie that made her irrestible charming side displayed to the world. And why not continuing with an Audrey Tautou who is far cry from sweet, kindly Amelie in “Priceless”.