It’s been nearly two years since Léa Seydoux shocked Cannes with a seven-minute-long lesbian sex scene for the French indie Blue Is the Warmest Color. While her Sapphic tryst garnered art-house acclaim, it also caught the attention (read: libidos) of Hollywood heavyweights.
007-director Sam Mendes is the latest to jump on the Léa bandwagon, tapping her for the latest Bond blockbuster, Spectre. And Léa was just the girl to usher in Bond-girl 2.0. Her performance as the formidable Dr. Madeleine Swann was praised for elevating the conventional Bond-girl formula while still satisfying our taste for on-screen sirens.
As Seydoux’s sex appeal burns beyond the Parisian art house and further onto the American silver screen, we figured we’d whet your appetite with some of our favorite shots of our new favorite French import. Her world domination is just getting started, so consider this your amuse-bouche.
For more of the sultry French bombshell, check out her cover story in the current November issue of Maxim.
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