She has been nominated three times for the César Award and twice for the BAFTA for Best Actress in a leading role.
She became one of the few French actors in history to be invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in June 2004.
Coco Before Chanel was nominated for four BAFTA Awards, three European Film Awards, six César Awards and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
The film was an international co-production between companies in France and Germany.The film met with critical acclaim and was a major box-office success.Signed by an agent at age 17, she made her acting debut at 18 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Venus Beauty Institute (1999), for which she received critical acclaim and won the César Award for Most Promising Actress.Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Le Libertin and Happenstance (2000).She has attended major fashion week events around the world as well as smaller events.
The press sometimes refers to her as "The Chanel Muse".It is a fictional tale about a young woman's desperate search for her fiancé who might have been killed in the Battle of the Somme, during World War I.It was based on a novel of the same name, written by Sebastien Japrisot, first published in 1991.She starred alongside Gad Elmaleh in Pierre Salvadori's Hors de prix (Priceless), released 13 December 2006.The film has been compared to Breakfast at Tiffany's.In 2000, she won the Prix Suzanne Bianchetti as her country's most promising young film actress.