Born Name Charlotte Le Bon
Occupation Actress, former model, television presenter
Years active 2007–present
Born: 4 September 1986, 33 years and 1 months, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sun Sign Virgo
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color Green
Height 175 cm or 5.7 foot
Measurements 88-61-89 cm or 33-24-35 in
Bra size 32B
Richard Le Bon (Father)
Brigitte Paquette (Mother)
Product Endorsements Christian Dior
Highest Grossing Movies The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Walk and Yves Saint Laurent
Colleagues Laura Smet and Anne Alvaro
Favorite colors blue
Charlotte Le Bon is a Canadian actress and artist, formerly a model and television presenter. She is known for her work in the Canal+ talk show Le Grand Journal, and the films Yves Saint Laurent, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and The Walk.
Life and career
Charlotte Le Bon mother and her stepfather, Frank Schorpion, are both actors.
She began her career as a model when she was 16. By the time she was 19, she left Canada to work as a model in other parts of the world. In 2011, she settled in Paris.
After studying visual arts, she began modelling at 16 years old and left Canada when she was 19 to model overseas.
There, she gained recognition as the weather girl in the French nightly news and talk show Le Grand Journal.
This exposure led her to be offered film roles and went on to make her debut in the French comedy film Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia in 2012.
The following year, she acted in the French films Mood Indigo and The Marchers. Further success as a movie star came in 2014 after being cast as Yves Saint Laurent’s muse Victoire Doutreleau in the French bio drama film Yves Saint Laurent. Taking her career into the next level, she appeared in her first English-language movie, The Hundred-Foot Journey also in 2014. She recently starred in the Hollywood film The Walk directed by Robert Zemeckis.
After spending brief periods in Tokyo and New York City, she eventually settled in Paris in 2010. She never enjoyed modelling, however, saying that “I was a model for eight years and really hated it.” She then started doing ads for brands such as Si Lolita, Carte Noire and Garnier Fructis.
Soon after, Le Bon was cast as “Miss Météo” on Le Grand Journal, a news- and pop culture-based talk show on the French television channel Canal+, where she did daily weather reports in the form of comedy skits she wrote herself. Although the network wanted her back for a second season, she declined their offer in favour of embarking on a movie career.
Le Bon’s first film role was in the 2012 French comedy Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia. In 2013 she appeared in Mood Indigo and The Marchers, and in 2014 she starred as Yves Saint Laurent’s muse Victoire Doutreleau in the biographical film Yves Saint Laurent, earning a nomination for a César Award.
Le Bon’s first role in an English-language film was in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a romantic comedy directed by Lasse Hallström in which she plays a chef-in-training at an upscale French restaurant alongside Helen Mirren. Le Bon was cast with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Walk, a film directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on Philippe Petit’s famous tightrope walk in 1974, released in 2015. In 2015, she dubbed the voice of Joy in both the French and Quebec French dubs of the Pixar film Inside Out.
2016 was a fruitful year for her acting career, as she appeared in six films. The Promise matched her with Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac in a wartime love story. She also played in the sci-fi film Realive, the World War II film Anthropoid, and the action movie Bastille Day with Idris Elba. She also maintained her profile in France by starring in two French films, Arctic Heart and Iris (where she reunited with director Jalil Lespert).
Le Bon made her directorial debut with the short film Judith Hotel, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. She will make her feature-length filmmaking debut by directing and co-writing Une Soeur, adapted from the graphic novel of the same title by Bastien Vivès.
Trained in the field of visual arts, Le Bon has actively pursued a parallel career as an illustrator and street artist. She began as an artist for Spank, an online magazine founded by her on-air colleague at Canal+ Raphaël Cioffi, who hired her to do drawings to accompany certain articles. As part of the 2011 commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the March for Equality and Against Racism, she collaborated with French artist JR in organizing the Inside Out Project, in which 2500 black & white portraits were posted in Lyon on December 2, 2013. She subsequently maintained a sporadic involvement in street art by creating works that allow audience interaction, such as moons on strings that can be unhooked by passers-by (on the streets of Paris and in New York City’s Rikers Island prison). In September 2016, she confirmed her return to illustrating with an exhibit called “One Bedroom Hotel on the Moon” at Anne-Dominique Toussaint’s Galerie Cinéma in Paris. In an interview with the New York Times, she explained that this exhibit symbolizes the merging of melancholy and hope: “the expression of a poetic isolation”.
Charlotte Le Bon, is bilingual in French and English.