The new face of Chanel's iconic N°5 fragrance is Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard attends the "Cesar - Revelations 2020" at Petit Palais Ceremony on January 13, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Francois Durand
Marion Cotillard attends the "Cesar - Revelations 2020" at Petit Palais Ceremony on January 13, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Francois Durand

Chanel is delighted to announce that Marion Cotillard will be the face of the new advertising campaign for the iconic N°5 fragrance. This is the first time that the most respected French actress in Hollywood is lending her image to a fragrance.

She has been faithful to the Chanel House since the beginning of her career, walking the red carpet in Chanel for the Jean-Pierre Jeunet film A Very Long Engagement in 2004 and Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en rose in 2008. 

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Marion Cotillard moved the entire world with her performance as Édith Piaf, winning the Oscar, the César, the Golden Globe, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.

This international acclaim gave her the opportunity to work with the most renowned directors — such as Jacques Audiard, James Gray, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Steven Soderbergh, and Leos Carax — while ardently supporting young artistic talents and taking risks to champion debut feature films. 

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Authentic, committed and generous, Marion Cotillard takes her unique perspective from film to film, creating an exceptional destiny as a free woman. The perfect incarnation of French natural beauty, Marion Cotillard has an irresistible “je ne sais quoi” that’s all her own. She is bringing her elegance to the image of the iconic N°5 fragrance. 

The new campaign will be unveiled later this year.

Image supplied by CHANEL

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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