The beautiful Léa Seydoux piqued our interest when she played Emma in the sensual, critically-acclaimed lesbian coming-of-age story, Blue Is the Warmest Color.
She’d appeared in other films like Inglorious Basterds and Midnight in Paris, but that was the first time we realized the breadth of her acting chops (the blue hair helped too). The rest of the world took note, and she later became a Bond girl, starring in Spectre alongside Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig. (She also -- naturally -- made into the Maxim Hot 100.)
Today, we’re celebrating the French actress's birthday with a collection of stunning photos of her. Joyeux anniversaire, Léa!
Photos by Pathe Films/courtesy Everett Collection