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Laetitia Casta (En.)

Date of birth : 1978-05-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France
Nationality : French
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-06-06

Laetitia Marie Laure Casta is a French fashion model and actress.

HEIGHT: 5′7″
MEASUREMENTS: 35C-24-35
HAIR: Brown with light brown streaks
EYES: Blue
BORN: May 11, 1978 in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France. Grew up in Corsica.
AGENCY: Paris-Madison
INCOME: Her estimated worth in 2000 is $5.3 million.

In Laetitia’s own words "In August of 1993, when I was fifteen, I was playing with my little sister, Marie-Ange, on the beach at San Ambrogio in Corsica. A photographer named Frederic Creceaux, who was also on vacation there, noticed me and suggested to a friend from the Madison Models Agency in Paris, who was there with him, that they talk to my father about doing a test with me." Laetitia says, “I thought, ‘Are they honest or are they weird?’ Of course, he was suspicious, but when he found out they were for real, he took me to see them in Paris three weeks later so we could do some test photos. I was a bit nervous, but I guess it turned out okay. The rest, as they say, is history!”

Models for Givenchy, Victoria’s Secret, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Pantene, L’Oreal, Yves Saint Laurent and Guess. Laetitia her own calendar and is a Sports Illustrated model. She has appeared on all of the major magazine covers. She recently released her own photo book simply entitled Laetitia Casta. Stars in the French film called The Blue Bicycle.
HOME: She has apartments in New York City, London and Paris.

KNOWN FOR: Her often scantily-clad, curvacious figure.

OTHER: She had her own credit card at age 15. She doesn’t smoke, drink or go out late so that she stays in shape and looks good for castings.

FRANCE’S NATIONAL SYMBOL: Laetitia was chosen by 16,000 mayors of France to be the new “Marianne”, France’s national symbol of virtue and beauty. Bare-breasted busts (statues) of Laetitia now appear in town halls across France. Laetitia’s official public response after receiving the honor: “Chouette quoi [Like, neat!]” She then proceeded to move from Paris to London to avoid slightly higher taxes (she doesn’t seem to understand why France is upset.)

Career Highlights:

1993:
- Discovered in Calvi, Corsica by a Madison scout
- Signs first contract with Guess? Jeans

1996:
- Appears on the cover of French Elle three times (March, May, July)

1997:
- Joins the Victoria’s Secret Angels

1999:
- Appears on the cover of Cosmopolitian
- Walks the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show
- Stars in the French family film Astérix et Obélix
- Featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
- Appears on the cover of Marie Claire
- Appears on the cover of French Elle

2000:
- Featured in the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
- Appears on the cover of Cosmopolitian
- Stars in the neo-noir film Gitano

2001:
- Closes the spring Yves Saint Laurent couture show in Paris
- Appears on the cover of Cosmopolitian for the third time

2003:
- Closes the spring Jean Paul Gaultier couture show in Paris
- Face of Alberta Ferretti fall ad campaign

2004:
- Appears on the cover of Italian Vanity Fair
- Appears on the cover of French Vogue

2006:
- Stars in Le Grand Appartement as Francesa, a women living with her entire family and friends in one apartment, and the mess that ensues

2007:
- Appears on the cover of French Marie Claire
- Appears on the cover of Italian Vanity Fair
- Appears in L’Oreal print ads
- Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photographs Casta for Miu Miu

2008:
- Featured on the cover of French Vogue, photographed by Mario Testino
- Signs fragrance contract with Ralph Lauren's Notorious
- Annie Leibowitz photographs Casta for Louis Vuitton's ad campaign

2009:
- Featured on the cover of French Vogue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

2010:
- Makes a runway appearance opening for the fall Louis Vuitton show in Paris
- Appears in Harper's Bazaar editorial, photographed by Lisa Armstrong
- Featured on the cover of Russian Vogue, photographed by Matt Irwin
- Closes Roberto Cavalli's 40th Anniversary Show in Milan

2011:
- Becomes the face of Roberto Cavalli
- Featured on the spring cover of Purple, photographed by Terry Richardson


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