Audrey Tautou -  This lady is about as classically beautiful as they come. Watch her movies
and try and not be swept up in her charms. She is absolutely effervescent. She is a breath of
fresh air and will leave you sighing. Audrey's like an abstract painting that you have to look at
closely, paying attention to the details in the piece but never losing sight of the work of art. But
once you try hard enough... ooh la la.

If you've been thinking of making 2010 the year you finally pick up conversational French, why
not start with the French films of Audrey Tautou? The French actress made history with Le
fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain), also known simply
as Amelie, which became the most successful French film in the U.S. and was nominated for five
Oscars. Although the actress works mainly in French films - like 2004's Un long dimanche de
fiancailles (A Very Long Engagement) and 2009's Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel), in
which she played the title role of famed designer and Chanel founder Coco Chanel - Tautou has
made the odd English film, such as the Tom Hanks-headlined The Da Vinci Code. As for what's
next in the fabulous destiny of Audrey Tautou, she has the lead in the French drama Soins
complets, to be released in 2010. We'd translate, but isn't it time you started learning French?

Audrey Tautou's life before fame was relatively free of the starving artist's suffering. Five
television roles and two short films were all it took for her to hit the French movie world
head-on. After small parts in TV shows and made-for-TV movies, she won Canal Plus' award
for Best Newcomer in 1999. Shortly after, Tautou won the title of "Best Young Comedienne" at
the 9th Bziers Festival of Young Comedians.

Once in film, the accolades kept pouring in. Tautou's role in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), her
first major film, earned her a Csar award (France's version of the Oscar Award) for Most
Promising Actress. Although Audrey's following five movies didn't garner her any prizes, they
solidified her footing in (French) show business. Soon enough, her name in a film's credits was
enough to draw a crowd.

But Tautou became an international star with the French blockbuster, Amelie, the
highest-grossing French film in the U.S. Now receiving a barrage of Hollywood propositions,
Audrey has already starred in some English language movies: Dirty Pretty Things, Nowhere to
Go But Up and The Da Vinci Code.

Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #9
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #1
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women   #32
NRJ Ciné Award best kiss (Shared with Gad Elmaleh) for Hors de prix
Sant Jordi Best Foreign Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
Lumiere Award  Best Actress for Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
CFCA Award for Most Promising Performer
César Award for Most Promising Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
Lumiere Award Most Promising Young Actress for Vénus beauté (institut)
SACD Awards - Suzanne Bianchetti Award  
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival  Best New Actress on  for Vénus beauté (institut)
#9 Audrey Tautou
2009   Delta 99
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