Laetitia Casta

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Victoria's Secret swimsuit issue, 1998

Laetitia Marie Laure Casta (born May 11, 1978 in Pont-Audemer, France) is a French supermodel and actress.


Time Magazine once named her one of the top ten most influential people of the year.

Casta's career reportedly began, when she was discovered by a photographer during a family holiday in her father's native Corsica, at age 15.

Casta is a supermodel and the official face of L'Oréal. Laetitia has been featured in Guess? Jeans campaigns - her first major American advertising campaign. She has also appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit editions, Rolling Stone, Pirelli Tires Calendar, L'Oreal promotions, Victoria's Secret, as well as hundreds of magazine covers. She also had a close relationship with designer Yves St. Laurent, whose outfits she would regularly wear at public appearances.

Relationship with France

The native of Corsica, whose curvy physical features have been a subject of discussion in the world of fashion, spent her childhood in Normandy, and has stated in an interview with ELLE Top Model magazine: "I tell people that my breasts are "Made in Normandy," from butter and creme fraîche!"[1] Laetitia says that she only needs to be in the mountain with some cheese and some bread to be happy.

France has been very proud of Casta: Indeed, in 1999, the French government decided that Casta would be the model for the bust of Marianne, the heroine of the French Revolution, which stand outside every French town hall. She succeeded renowned actress Catherine Deneuve in this role. Furthermore, Casta's image is scheduled to appear on French postage stamps until 2010.

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Elle (French edition), May, 1996

Forays into Cinema

In the past few years, Casta has made forays into Francophone film and television productions, including Astérix et Obélix contre César, in which she plays a potential love interest for Obelix, portrayed by Gérard Dépardieu.



  • Ondine (2004) play by Giraudoux, Theatre Antoine


  • Laetitia Casta by Laetitia Casta, ISBN 0670888192

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