|Laetitia Casta is the supermodel of France, of our days, the emanation of beauty. She was born in 1978, 11th May, in Pont-Audemer, Normandy, in the family of Corsican father and a Norman mother. She has an older brother Jean-Baptiste and a sister called: Marie-Ange. Laetitia has an ordinary childhood, cherishing the common dreams for the future professional occupations: teacher, singer, actress, vet, air hostess… In 1993 her brother offers her to take part in a beauty contest, which she takes by storm and becomes Miss Lumio. Later, a representative booker from the Madison model agency offers her a contract.
Zouzou, as she is called by her familiars, leaves Paris at 15, going to work at the Madison agency, where the somehow forgotten Claudia Schiffer works. Some of the curious facts about her are that she has a black belt in judos, which means that beauty sometiems does not equal to weakness. Among the things she likes are: the film “The War of the Buttons, Lambert Wilson’s body, pink Citron 2CVs, caramel rice pudding, Patricia Kaas’s voice, and kitsch trinkets.
The young nymphet poses for over eighty covers, participates in innumerable advertising campaigns and fashion reviews, and through the ad campaign of Guess, she gains good American popularity. Her fabulous face presents the pretty famous: Allure de Chanel, the real woman's perfume.
Just like the majority of supermodels she also poses for: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Victoria’s Secret - the global underwear brand.
Due to her appealing charm, the lingerie is widely purchased, which makes her desired and quested. One of her latest appearances is in Chris Isaak’s latest video – “Baby did a bad bad thing", but we could also catch a glimpse of her in: Terre d’Oru, the song by Sting & I Muvrini.
Last but not least, the divine model also marks a movie appearance as Falbala in Claude Zidi’s film Asterix and Obelix against Caesar. No wonder that the plump Obelix had a crush on her... She is as well one of ‘L’Oreal girls’, the one that says the memorable phrase: “because I’m worth it " in French adorned by an English accent, in order to add more chic to the message. After contracting L’Oreal, Laetitia is obliged to have her magnificent hair cut which does not take even a particle of her enchanting beauty.
The fabulous Laetitia, of course, does not stop up to Asterix and Obelix against Caesar as to her movie appearances. In her recent engagements, she films
a three-part televised film for France 2, the long-awaited adaptation of La bicyclette bleue by Regine Desforges. Many viewers concluded that Laetitia Casta lacks the intelligence needed, as it is in force for 99 % of the ladies in the modeling industry. However, this could only be perceived as envy symptoms regarding her remarkable success. All the praising words about her would be insufficient. Possessing the ideal set of measures (35D-24-35), she could leave every man breathless, and ladies ponder over their own physical gifts. She is beautiful, sexy and mundane.
She turned upside down the widely-perceived idea of models, that personified the ideal figure for women. She is the real woman, the woman of dreams and reality. If beauty had a name, it would be Laetitia Casta.
| When her schedule allows it, Laetitia Casta is in the habit of hanging out with friends, watch car races, travel, cook in the company of her mother or just spend the time with her 7-year-old sister.
Laetitia Casta said that she had some serious intentions regarding her future acting career.
Laetitia Casta fell victim to the rage of a Paris taxi-driver. The beauty who was in the taxi with her boyfriend got scared of the infuriated driver. They rapidly paid and left the car. The grown wild chauffeur, however, kept on insulting them, making threats that he would attack them with mace gas. It was all brought under control by the police. The driver explained that his behaviour was driven by Caste's screaming mobile phone speaking. The tabloids, of course, repeated the mad man's version not because of its validity, but for the sake of splash.
The young mannequin Laetitia Casta invited a homeless roamer for lunch at home. A true example of compassion and humanity.
... Directed by Thierry Binisti and stars Laetitia Casta, Georges
Corraface, Virgile Bayle and Silvia de Santis. (In French, English
subtitles) Special Broadcasting Service, Australia
- Jun 29, 2004