Clemence Poesy

(Clémence Poésy)

Clemence Poesy
Clemence Poesy
  • Born: October 30, 1982
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Actress, Model

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Clémence Poésy is a French actress and fashion model. After starting on the stage as a child, Poésy studied drama and has been active in both film and television since 1999, including some English-language productions. She is known for the roles of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film series, Chloë in In Bruges, Rana in 127 Hours, and Natasha Rostova in War and Peace.

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A film is a great deal about what you see, and the silhouette of a character tells you a lot. I'd love to go into film costume. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Acting makes you look at life and try to understand it in a beautiful way. Life
Actresses are so spoilt - we have someone who does our hair for us on set, so we don't know how to do it ourselves in real life. I know how to wash my hair and brush my teeth, but that's about it! Life
For me, it's about not being too aware of what you look like because if you are, you're trying too hard and I don't think that actually makes you look good... I've known from very early on that I don't look perfect.
I actually don't trust anyone who tells me they don't like New York. Trust
I am interested in costume. Clothes in your daily life are important: your choices say something about you, even if what they're saying is about non-choice. And what you wear in a film is crucial. Life
I believe you have to make things happen.
I constantly make fashion mistakes but I think it's good to take risks.
I didn't want people to decide what I was going to wear and what I was going to look like and how I should behave.
I don't know if I see myself as an actress for the rest of my life. Life
I feel like I'm extremely normal. I do have a bizarre face that's a bit out of proportion. I guess that's why some people see me as strange.
I feel so lucky that I live in a society that lets women be. I think that's the one of the biggest fights to keep having, is to fight for women to have the right to live their life the way they want to live it. Society ;Life ;Women
I had a grungy period and looked like a tramp for a very long time - my mum really hated it! I destroyed her entire '70s wardrobe by putting studs into everything - I thought I was really cool. But it's good to experiment - I even had dreadlocks at one point. Time
I just love a girl in a hat. It's really sexy. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I just wear jeans, big motorcycle boots and T-shirts that are way too big for me. I like anything that has lived a little bit, that has traces of life on it. Knitwear that's a tiny bit too long because you've pulled it with your hands, or jeans that are starting to get holes. Life
I knew fashion was going to be part of my job, so I thought I might as well have fun with it.
I know London very well.
I love fashion, and I've always wanted to do costume design, but I'm in jeans and T-shirts most of the time. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never hire a stylist.
I think denim is something everyone feels comfortable in. It's kind of my uniform, really.
I think it is important to pass on the message to young people who are going through a difficult time with friends that it will pass. Time
I think the people we meet in life and the loves of our lives are very, very important in what we become, like change us - when it's right, probably change us for the best. Life
I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect. Life
I used to spend hours at night, downstairs, in front of the only full-length mirror in the house, standing on the table working out what I would wear to school the next day.
I wanted to draw and do costumes. I was prepared to train for that, but I needed something to do on my time off from high school, so I called an agent without telling anyone and started working with her. Time
If I ever get married myself, it'll be in jeans.
I'm always curious about anyone who has enough passion to go onstage and say, 'This is what I'm really passionate about.' It's always worth listening to.
I'm always so impressed with these actresses with their perfect make up and hair and sometimes I'm very aware that I'm not like that. But I don't think I can do things any other way. I would be wearing a disguise if I started to apply that stuff.
I'm never anywhere for more than three weeks.
In the '80s, I was the only one who didn't watch the shows about teenagers. I had to go over to friends' houses to see them. I still don't have a TV!
I've always felt lucky because my parents included my sister and I in their cultural life. Life
I've been wearing jeans all my life. I remember my first denim as a kid because my mum used to buy me OshKosh overalls. Life
I've often been told that I'm a bit strange. I hear that pretty regularly, but it is not how I see myself.
Paris is where my family are, but it's not really home now because I have dear friends in London and dear friends in New York. Families, Children & Parenting
The more you live, the better an actor you are, but maybe I'd like to do something else on the side. Something to pay the bills as well.
There are very few actresses who can grow old and still get exciting parts... I think it's very important for me to have wider horizons, rather than just waiting for calls.
There is no moment where you can rest and think: 'Wonderful, I have that job now. I'm going to spend five years here.' There's a constant judgment on your work that's very strongly related to what you are. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
To embody a character, you have to lose all judgment about them.
When it comes to fame, I am in a very convenient position. I live a very normal life. Life
When it comes to photo shoots, there was a clear moment for me when I thought, 'I'm going to have to enjoy this because it's going to be a part of what I do.'