Marion Cotillard is one of Hollywood’s best actresses. The 40-year-old French actress, singer, activist and Greenpeace spokeswoman has received international critical acclaim for her work. It’s hard to believe this ageless beauty will be turning 41 soon and, to top it all off, she’s at the peak of her career! There’s been a lot of buzz around her upcoming film Allied with Brad Pitt. Despite being in the industry for over 20 years, not much is known about her, so we’ve decided to dig up 9 things you probably didn’t know about Marion Cotillard!
9. Growing Up
Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 to parents Jean-Claude Cotillard and Niseema Theillaud. Her father was an award winning theatre director and mime artist while her mother was a mid-level theatre actress. She grew up in Alfortville, a suburb of Paris in what she described as a “bustling, creative household.” She had two younger brothers, identical twins named Guillaume and Quentin. Her family moved to New Orleans when her father set up his own theatre company. When they moved there, her mother began teaching at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique d’Orleans and so Marion enrolled to study acting. “I saw it as a way to escape myself. But it was through acting that I met myself,” she said.Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection