Saturday, May 21, 2011

my go-to actress.













when i'm in need of a movie date with myself, i watch one of charlotte gainsbourg's.

the last one i saw was The Science of Sleep, suggested ages ago by a darling blog reader. i was excited the director was also behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, one of my absolute faves.

i love her effortless (almost plain?) style. how she hardly wears make-up in any of her movies.

one of my favorite foreign films of hers is this one for the mentioned scene alone.

but i'm pretty curious/excited to see her make another jump to the american screen in the upcoming melancholia {thanks for posting about it kary!}

ps. i loved this description of Gainsbourg's reason for beauty:
"Charlotte Gainsbourg won the genetic lottery in 1971 when she was born into fame to the gorgeous English model/singer/actress Jane Birkin and French icon (and not uninteresting-looking) Serge Gainsbourg."

(remember my serge painting, thanks to my bestie? he's propped in a frame against my bookshelf)

photos via google search except for #1 - via credited article

14 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

She really is so plainly beautiful. And of course . . . I have never heard of her, haha. Maybe unemployment will help me to become more learned in movies and actors! ;)

heather said...

ok, i knew she was a singer, but did not know the actress part! i love these pictures too! almost plain is a perfect description, she just looks so strong though too, especially that nude photo. i am definitely going to have to try to check out these movies!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Needs to see these movies now - I love Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind! Putting on my list of movies I must see :)

kimbirdy said...

she's amazing! i love the whole gainsbourg family. and i just put one of her songs in a playlist on my blog last tuesday - "me and jane doe." is there anything she can't do?

Karina said...

I love her! She is beautiful and I'm so happy you posted this today because I've been meaning to write up a post about beauty! Real beauty, not fake eyelashes, fake boobs, everything fake beauty! Real beauty such as charlotte's :)

I especially loved her in Happily Ever After not only because dear Johnny baby come out in it - haha! Even though I'm quite envious of her because she kissed our boy!! But she was great in that movie and I can't wait to see her in Melancholia, and I do wish with all my heart that we could see the movie together!!

I love you more than outer space xoxoxoxoxo

Geisslein said...

she is such a beauty - she is simply wow! love her.

Sarah said...

I agree. She is so beautiful. Have you heard her music? Also simple and so French. Have a great weekend, Micaela!

April said...

I think she looks amazing. I've never seen her in a movie, but I can imagine that she's great.

Barb. said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEE HER!

Diana said...

I love her look, too. She has a classic iconic look, plus her mom is JANE BIRKIN! Charlotte has great music for a rainy, too!

Jo said...

I love how effortless her look and posture seem to be. Just beautiful!

aki! said...

She's beautiful in those pictures.

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Belen said...

I'm so glad you liked the movie! Charlotte is so beautiful, and I appreciate her beautiful so much more because she's "plain" but in that positive sense that she doesn't have to get dolled up. She's so naturally beautiful. :)

Marisa said...

I agree completely.. when she is on the screen she captivates in such an amazing way with her simple beauty. great pics M

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