Anna Biolay and Clara Bretheau, two revelations enhanced by makeup artist Christophe Danchaud
Carte blanche was given to Christophe Danchaud, make-up artist to the stars. He sublimated two actresses, Anna Biolay, daughter of Chiara Mastroianni and Benjamin Biolay, on the poster of Rosaliepresented at the Cannes Film Festival, and Clara Bretheau, revealed by The Almond Trees.
Anna Biolay, the ultrasensitive
On his luminous face which still exudes childhood, one cannot help but look for the legacies of his illustrious ancestry. It is clear that the granddaughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni, the daughter of Chiara Mastroianni and Benjamin Biolay, is “beautiful and good” unique. With a real personality. And the kindness of well-mannered people. When asked if this heritage is not too hard to assume, she smiles frankly: “You would have to be above ground not to realize how lucky I am to belong to this family which has passed on to me so many treasures. Culture first. But also the passion for art, music and cinema.”
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Anna has always seen all the films she can, “to learn”, and venerates Truffaut. His latest crush: The Whale, by Darren Aronofsky, with Oscar-winning actor Brendan Fraser. At just 20 years old, she jumped into the bath too. She made her debut in Buckshotby Lætitia Masson, and we recently saw her on M6 in a TV movie, Life, love, immediatelyas well as in an episode of Captain Marleau. We also find her alongside Nadia Tereszkiewicz in the film Rosalieby Stéphanie Di Giusto, selected at Cannes.
Along with cinema, music is also part of his life. Beneath her wise tunes, Anna loves to sing and hides a punk soul. Her idols are Amy Winehouse, whose eyeliner line she imitated for a long time, and Kurt Cobain, “free spirits and closed in on themselves”. Fortunately, we feel less tortured. “I love nature, animals, dogs, cats, birds…” The proof with his tattoos: a titmouse, a chaffinch, trees, a barn owl: “For me, when you hear birdsong, that means say that everything is fine.” However, it is not uncommon to see the young girl walking alone in Paris, “sometimes three hours, and in the rain, it’s even better”, listening to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Tupac rappers or The Notorious BIG ” I am very observant and, at the same time, often in the moon”, she specifies.
From her Amy period, Anna has kept her love of black nail polish, but she is gradually opening up her cosmetic universe. “My mother doesn’t give me too much advice, my grandmother not bad. She’s a lot rockier than you think. I shouldn’t say it, but she puts kohl inside her eye before bed.” The budding actress’ favorite brands? Absolution, Charlotte Tilbury, BeneFit, Kat Von D, “incredible tattoo artist who launched vegan makeup products” (available at Sephora). Anna takes care of her long brown hair with Christophe Robin products: “I steal them from my mother, because they are expensive.” Provident, she wears sunscreen every day, lightly tinted lip balm, a little mascara and children’s perfume from Bonpoint… And lest we think she’s superficial, which is not likely to happen: ” Don’t forget to say that I also read a lot, especially Stefan Zweig.” The brainless starlets are definitely no longer in Cannes.
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Clara Bretheau, all fired up
“I’m unfiltered. It’s both my greatest quality and my biggest flaw,” she says with a burst of laughter. revealed in THE almond trees by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, the young 28-year-old actress immediately announces the color: “In truth, I am blonde and I hated redheads. But it was the condition to have the role of Eva Ionesco in The Almond Trees, so I did not hesitate. I loved it and I stayed. Tawny curls created by the Distinguo salon and maintained with Furterer products. Ever since she was little, her parents took her to see Pina Bausch’s shows at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, Clara knew she wanted to go on stage, “a space of joy and freedom made for me”. The National Theater of Brittany opens its arms to her and, for three years, the young girl learns there to push the doors of her imagination. The movie theater ? “I didn’t allow myself to believe it and I had never done a casting in my life.” From The Almond TreesClara went back on stage, at the Théâtre de l’Odéon, to Nemesisa play adapted from the novel by Philip Roth and directed by Tiphaine Raffier.
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This, while filming in the series Kaiser Karl, on the life of Karl Lagerfeld, where she plays Diane de Beauvau-Craon, the best friend of Jacques de Bascher. Soon, she will also be the daughter of Denis Podalydès in a film by Fabienne Godet. This young woman who looks so good in her skin admits that she has not always been comfortable with her body. For a long time, this twig who loves sugar wanted to lose weight and was afraid to see herself on the screen. “Theater is above all energy, whereas cinema is image,” she explains. I had the impression – but I was wrong – that, under the gaze of the camera, I was going to feel encumbered by my complexes. Finally, when I play, I am completely free of it. Game time is wonderful. Very liberating. I don’t really care about “my face”.
Going to Cannes last year, Clara also discovered that beauty is a construction. “An army of people were there to dress me, do my makeup, do my hair. I was afraid of being uncomfortable, but on the red carpet, I had a click and I entered the skin of the character. I understood that it was also a game, that we could have fun and not suffer. Of Cannes, she has another striking memory, in addition to the climb of the steps and the projection. “My father (psychoanalyst, editor’s note) passed out during the evening given after the film.” Nothing serious fortunately, but without doubt a first for the festival. And a moving moment that Clara is not about to forget.
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In life, this beautiful nature wears little makeup, only lipstick, Guerlain or Chanel, and admits to “having lots of misconceptions” on the subject. “I learn a lot on filming and photo shoots. To take care of my eyes and my eyebrows, for example.” For this session, Christophe Danchaud wanted to emphasize his porcelain complexion and his very expressive blue-gray eyes. In terms of care, Clara favors simplicity with Avène or La Roche Posay creams, and takes care of her shape. She travels by bicycle (two hours a day) and does yoga. In its wake, its Eau de Parfum Narciso Poudrée, by Narciso Rodriguez, a very musky woody floral in a light pink bottle. Singular, pure and square… like her.
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