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French actress Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 in Paris, France, to Valérie Schlumberger, a philanthropist, and Henri Seydoux, a businessman. Her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is chairman of Pathé, and her father is a great-grandson of businessman and inventor Marcel Schlumberger (her mother also descends from the Schlumberger family). Her parents are both of mixed French and Alsatian German descent, with more distant Venezuelan (Spanish, Basque) roots on her father’s side.
Interesting Facts about Léa Seydoux
- On Vogue (UK) magazine’s Best Dressed List (2013).
- In a relationship with André Meyer since 2013. They have a son together, George Meyer (born January 18, 2017).
- She was among the actresses considered for the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) before Rooney Mara was cast.
- Granddaughter of Jérôme Seydoux, Chairman of Pathé, grandniece of Nicolas Seydoux, Chairman and CEO of Gaumont and daughter of Henri Seydoux, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Parrot.
- Her parents both have mixed French and Alsatian German ancestry. Her father also has a small amount of Venezuelan (including Spanish and Basque) roots.
- Daughter of Henri Seydoux, a businessman, and Valérie Schlumberger, a former model and actress.
- She is the only actress that has played in both major spy-genre movie franchises: Mission Impossible (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)) and James Bond (Spectre (2015)).
- Appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair’s 20th Hollywood Issue [March 2014].
- Stepdaughter of Farida Khelfa.
- She is the great-niece of French businessman and film producer Michel Seydoux.
- Featured on W Magazine’s portfolio on Best Performances of 2013, for her performance as “Emma” in Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013).
- As of 2016, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Inglourious Basterds (2009), Midnight in Paris (2011) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).