Marine Vacth

Often compared to a young Catherine Deneuve, French model-turned-actress Marine Vacth made the transition from the catwalk to the red carpet appear effortless with a brave star-making performance in François Ozon's erotic drama "Young & Beautiful" (2013). Born in Paris in 1991 to an accountant mother and lorry driver father, Vacth grew up in Bois-Colombes in the northern outskirts of the capital and was first discovered by a model agency at an H&M store aged just 14. Vacth went onto work with high-art fashion photographers such as Juergen Teller, Jean-Baptiste Mondino and Paolo Roversi and later succeeded Kate Moss to front the campaign for Yves Saint Laurent's Parisienne. But following a shoot with French actor Vincent Cassel for the label's La Nuit de L'Homme fragrance, Vacth became inspired to pursue an acting career and went onto land her first role as Tessa, the model girlfriend of high-flying trader Steve in Cédric Klapisch's socially-conscious comedy "Ma part du Gâteau" (2011). Following an appearance in the promo for hip-hop jazz artist DJ Cam's single "Swim" in the same year, Vacth played Alice in Joan Chemla's short film adaptation of the fable "The Man With The Golden Brain" (2012) and appeared in Alexandre Arcady's decade-spanning Algerian-based romantic drama "Ce que le jour doit à la nuit" (2012). But it was her magnetic turn as Isabelle, a middle-class teenager who baffles her family by turning to high-class prostitution for no discernible reason in François Ozon's provocative drama "Young & Beautiful" (2013) which brought Vacth's acting talents to a wider international audience for the first time.