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Born September 4, 1982 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, she is a French model and actress. Her father is director Jacques Doillon and her mother is actress Jane Birkin. Always embracing individuality, at the age of nine, her appearance was distinctive, with Indian leggings under short dresses, worn with Grateful Dead T-shirts and rollerblades, and long dreadlocks. By the time she was 11½, she had tattoos and a stud in her tongue.
She started her acting career as her mother’s daughter in “Kung-Fu Master” (1987). Then her father offered her her first great role in the movie “Trop (Peu) d’Amour” (1998), and she also played in “Mauvaises Fréquentations (Bad Company)” (1999). She became a model because of her atypical beauty and is now a star in the European cinema.
As a model Doillon has appeared in the one-time Gap, Inc. publication “Individuals” and is the face and muse of the fashion house Givenchy. She also modeled for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar. In 2007 the heritage jeans brand Lee Cooper made her its creative partner for the following three years.
So, what was next for this Parisian beauty? Doillon sings, plays guitar, writes lyrics, recorded her first single and has started performing live. “I want to play tiny bars in New York, that kind of thing — start small,” she says. “If I gather enough courage to do it, I want to do it properly.”
And as she does everything else so effortlessly well, no doubt she will succeed here too.