Born: 9 August 1978
Birthplace: Beaumont, France
Best known as: Star of the movie Amélie
Audrey Tautou is a French actress who became an international star as the mysteriously smiling lead in the romantic comedy Amélie (Le Fabluleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, 2001). She was already well-known in France as the star of Venus Beauty Salon (Vénus beauté (institut), 1999). Although she works most often in her native language, she has also appeared in English language films, including Dirty Pretty Things (2002, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor). Her other films include The Spanish Apartment (L'Auberge Espagnol, 2002), A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiançailles, 2004, with Jodie Foster) and The Russian Dolls (Les Poupées russes, 2005). She played a cryptographer opposite Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code, the 2006 thriller based on the novel by Dan Brown, but was not in the 2009 sequel, Angels and Demons. In 2009 she played designer Coco Chanel in the French film Coco avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel).
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