Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hana Soukupová (born December 18, 1985) is a Czech model. Soukupová was born in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic). In September 2004, Soukupová was selected as one of only nine top models to appear on the cover of American Vogue in an issue that compared supermodels today to supermodels of the 80s and 90s heyday. Others included Daria Werbowy, Gemma Ward, Gisele Bündchen, and Karolína Kurková. She is also been featured on the cover of Vogue such as Italian Vogue, China Vogue, Russian Vogue, SpanishVogue, German Vogue, Brazilian Vogue and in Nippon Vogue and also on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Spur, and W. Hana's editorials can be found in publications such as Vogue internationally, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, V, Elle, POP and Russh. Soukupová has modeled for Gucci, BVLGARI, Escada, Balenciaga, Max Mara, Tse, Dior, Jill Stuart, Carolina Herrera and Versace. She is currently the face of Gucci Envy, Versace Jeans Couture and St. John. She also appeared in the 2006 and 2007 Victoria's Secret fashion show and currently models for the Victoria's Secret Catalog. Soukupová has walked down the runways, opening and closing shows, for designers such as Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, Valentino, Fendi, Chloé, Gucci, and Zac Posen.


Marion Cotillard (born September 30, 1975) is a French actress who has appeared in almost 40 film and television productions since 1993. Born into an acting family, Cotillard started on the stage as a child and during her teens progressed from roles in television to cinema. By the end of the 1990s she had achieved notability as a French cinema actress in such films as Arnaud Desplechin's My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (1996) and Taxi (1998), and was seen by a wider audience in such films as Big Fish (2003), A Very Long Engagement (2004), for which she received a César Award for Best Supporting Actress, and A Good Year (2006). Her portrayal of Édith Piaf in La Vie en rose (2007) brought international acclaim, and multiple awards including a BAFTA, a César Award, and a Golden Globe. With this film, she became the first actress to win an Academy Award for a French language performance. Cotillard has expressed interest in environmental causes, and has served as a spokesperson for Greenpeace. She lives with her companion, actor/director Guillaume Canet.


Inguna Butane (born February 24, 1986), sometimes simply known as Inguna, is a Latvian model. Inguna was discovered when a contest was held in Latvia, where she met agents from Women Management in Milan, but decided to finish her degree of Interior Design. She then went to Moscow, and then went to New York to start her career. She has been in ad campaigns for Armani Jeans, Bergdorf Goodman, Dolce & Gabbana, L'Oréal, mark, and Neiman Marcus. Her runway work includes Fendi, Alexander McQueen, Viktor and Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Alice Roi, Baby Phat, Belstaff, Gucci, Versace, and Oscar de la Renta. She is currently signed with Mother New York. Currently she is the face of Escada and Bottega Veneta, along with models Julia Dunstall and Chanel Iman. She walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.


Naomi Ellen Watts (born 28 September 1968) is a British-born Australian raised actress. Watts began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in commercials and series, including the soap opera Home and Away, Brides of Christ and the family sitcom Hey Dad..!. Watts is known for her roles in the successful films Mulholland Drive (2001), The Ring (2002), 21 Grams (2003), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and King Kong (2005), where she acted along with Jack Black and Adrien Brody. Watts starred Eastern Promises (2007), and appeared with Clive Owen in The International (2009). Watts stars in Fair Game, with her 21 Grams costar Sean Penn and Mother and Child (2010).