Thursday, 3 January 2013

Dafne Fernández

This multi-talented Spanish singer, dancer as well
as actress, was born on March 31, 1985 in Madrid,
Spain Dafne’s parents, Esmeralda and Ignacio, are a
Psychologist and Chemist. Inspite of such a background
their children were very artistic. Her brother, Jorge,
learned piano for 7 years as a hobby, but now works
with computers. Her sister, Rebeca, decided to go on a
direction chosen by her mother and studied Psychology
but she has learned Spanish dance for 10 years. Dafne
herself has studied dramatic art and dance.

In her personal life she was romantically linked with
Carlos Bardem for 2 years and after that with the tennis
player Fernando Verdasco.

Her performance:

She was associated with the Fama musical. In 2007 she
presented the Spanish Cinema Goya Awards Ceremony
and also her appearance in Naím Thomas's "Caliente"
video clip gave her worldly recognition.

After that she made enough of an impression to land
more work- in 1996 Canguros, Malena es un nombre de
tango, in 1997 Pajarico, in 1998 Resultado final, in 1999
Entre las piernas, Goya en Burdeos, in 2000 Paraíso, Otro
barrio, El, in 2001 Hombres felices and Juego de Luna.

Her other awesome performances as María Pardo Muñoz
in Caja 507, La, as Marta Ramos in Paso adelante, Un, as
Rebeca in Hospital Central, as Captain Ines Diaz in Joint
Security America were touching yet restrained.

Beautiful reviews were showered upon her for her
performance as Nieves in television series Tierra de Lobos
from 2009 to 2012.

She modeled for several clothing and lingerie brands, and
graced the prestigious Larios calendar.

Dafne Fernández Is also involved in charity, and is the
lead spokesperson for "Un Kilo de Ayuda" (A Kilo of Aid),
a program to help children in Third World countries
started by IUVE a non-profit organization.

Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard is a stunning French actress was born in Paris
on 30 September 1975, she was brought up near Orléans,
and Loire She belongs to a “bustling, creative household. She

took her drama lessons at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique
in Orléans Marion’s father, Jean-Claude Cotillard, was an

teacher, actor, former mime, and also won 2006 Molière
Award for direction. Her mother, Niseema Theillaud, is also a
drama teacher and actress. Being the eldest among all siblings,
she grew up with two younger twin brothers, Quentin and
Guillaume. Cotillard started acting at a very tender age, she first
appeared on stage in one of her father's plays.

In her personal life, Cotillard is married with French actor and
director Guillaume Canet. She is used to live a simple lifestyle,
and is often spotted in cafes and shopping together with
Guillaume Canet in Paris. The birth of their first child, a boy
named Marcel, was announced on 20 May 2011

Her performance:

She is probably best known for her portrayal as "Lilly
Bertineau" in Taxi (1998/I), where she reprised in two sequels-
Taxi 2 in 2000 and Taxi 3 in the year 2003.

Her other memorable works were L' Histoire du garçon qui
voulait qu'on l'embrasse, My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an

Argument, La Belle Verte, Chloé, War in the Highlands, Furia,
Blue Away to America, Lisa, Pretty Things, A Private Affair.

The screen name Sophie Kowalsky in Love Me If You Dare,
Joséphine Bloom in Big Fish, Mademoiselle Éva in Innocence,
Tina Lombardi in A Very Long Engagement, Alice in Love Is in
the Air, Gretchen Mol in Mary, Lisa in Burnt Out, Léna in You
and Me, Fanny Chenal in A Good Year, Édith Piaf in La Vie en
rose, Luisa Contini in Nine, Mallorie "Mal" Cobb in Inception,
Marie in Little White Lies, Adriana in Midnight in Paris, Dr.
Leonora Orantes in Contagion, Stéphanie in Rust and Bone
for which she received wide-spread recognition at the Cannes
Film Festival and Monica in Blood Ties won her mainstream

Her achievements:

In 2007, Cotillard achieved worldly recognition for Édith Piaf
in La vie en rose, which won Cotillard the Academy Award for
Best Actress along with a César , a BAFTA Award, and a Golden
Globe and also ranked her as the second actress to win an
acting Oscar performing in a language other than English next
to Sophia Loren.

Cotillard is very much concerned with environmental
activism, and has taken part in many campaigns for protecting
environment. Marion used her high public image to grab
attention to the objectives of Greenpeace, working as
the spokesperson for the organization. She allowed the

organization to use her apartment for testing their products.
She also participated to Dessins pour le climat ("Drawings
for the Climate"), book consisting of drawings published by
Greenpeace to raise funds.