A flagship face of the seventh art. Actress Clotilde Courau made her film debut in Le Petit Criminel directed by Jacques Doillon in 1990. A first role which earned her a nomination for the César for best female hope the following year.

From cinema to television via theatre, Clotilde Courau has distinguished herself in several registers. In comedy, historical films and television fiction, the actress seduces many fans on the screen. Her beauty and talent caught the eye of Crown Prince Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, who became her husband in 2003. From their union, the couple welcomed two lovely daughters: Princess Vittoria of Savoy (born in December 2003) and the Princess Luisa of Savoy (born August 2006).

After more than 30 years of career, Clotilde Courau remains popular with the public. The one who celebrates her 54th birthday, this Monday, April 3, has never hesitated to discuss her relationship with the beauty conveyed in the media. “In the world of cinema, Sophie Marceau, Kate Winslet or myself have not had cosmetic surgery and dare to express it,” she said in an interview with Forbes last February.

“This subject is close to my heart: I gave an interview to ELLE Magazine on the need to make women visible after 40, 50, 60, 70 years. Women’s magazines are not pioneers enough, invite this industry more widely to engage in this reflection”, she added to our colleagues. The least we can say is that the sublime fifties continues to cause a sensation on press coverage and in front of photographers.

From cinema to social events, not to mention festivals and fashion shows, Clotilde Courau is a fashion icon. What does she look like today? Planet takes a look back at her latest red carpet appearances in our slideshow.