Anna Marie Cseh

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Anna Marie Cseh
Born (1977-09-17) 17 September 1977 (age 37)
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation Model, Actress
Years active 1995–present
Height 1,78 m

Anna Marie Cseh - in Hungarian: Cseh Anna Mária- (born 17 September 1977 in Budapest[1]) is a Hungarian stage and film actress and former fashion model. She rose to international fame as the face of Thierry Mugler's cult perfume, Angel. She played her first lead role in Attila Mispál's Paths of Light [1] (2005).

Early life[edit]

Anna Marie Cseh was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her father is an engineer. At the age of 14 she enrolled in a modelling course, quickly gaining attention in the Budapest fashion scene.[2] In 1995 she won the prominent international Ford Models Supermodel of the World modeling contest in Las Vegas.[3] Subsequently, she started to work with Ford Modeling Agency in New York, later transferring to Elite Model Management and Karin Models in Paris.

For most of her modeling career, Anna Marie divided her time between New York and Paris. She later studied International Relations at Corvinus University of Budapest and received a diploma of French literature at Cergy-Pontoise University in Paris.

In 2005, she married Woyzeck actor Lajos Kovács.[citation needed] She currently lives in Shoreditch, London with her husband Edson and their daughter Lara.


Modeling career[edit]

Having modeled from the age of 17, Anna Marie Cseh appeared on the catwalks of Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Fendi, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Giafranco Ferré, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Pierre Balmain, Salvatore Ferragamo and Matthew Williamson.[citation needed]

Anna Marie was photographed for magazines like Elle, L'Officiel, Marie Claire, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan among others, often appearing on the cover. She was also photographed for a number of leading labels, such as La Perla, Garnier, Louis Vuitton, and Bvlgari.[4] She was the muse and spokesperson of Thierry Mugler's highly popular perfume, Angel.[5]

Acting career[edit]

Hungarian director Attila Mispál approached Anna Marie Cseh during the Budapest promotion of Angel, which resulted in her being cast as the lead in Mispál's acclaimed character drama, Paths of Light (2005).[6] The film premiered at the 36th Hungarian Film Week. For her performance, Cseh was nominated for Best Actress at the Syracuse International Film Festival.[citation needed]

In 2006 she played the double lead role in the British short film The Porter, alongside with Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music and Max Beesley.[7]

In 2007 Anna Marie Cseh again played opposite to legendary Hungarian actress Mari Törőcsik in the feature film Fragments, directed by Gyula Maár. Anna Marie also appeared in the World War II drama Good (2008), starring Viggo Mortensen.[6]

After an academic hiatus, Anna Marie returned to cinema with short films "Skinship", "Equation for a Blind Date" and "Strawberries". She's now a regular on British television, having appeared in Law & Order: UK, Doctors and Coronation Street. In 2015, she will return to the big screen in Paolo Sorrentino's new opus, The Early Years. She debuted on the London stage Off West End in Dostoevsky's The Idiot (as Varya, at Theatre Collection).

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Porter The Girl Short Film
2005 Paths of Light Csilla Feature Film - Nominated - Syracuse International Film Festival Best Actress
2007 Fragments Feature Film
2008 Good Beautiful Woman Feature Film
2014 Law & Order: UK Magda Television, 1 episode
2014 Skinship Mel Short Film
2014 Doctors Aliska Levchenko Television, 1 episode
2014 Equation for a Blind Date Erika Tlak Short Film
2015 The Early Years by Paolo Sorrentino Career Woman Feature Film


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Imdb – Anna Marie Cseh
  2. ^ Cseh Anna Mária – A magyar szépség (marieclaire.hu, 2008. október)
  3. ^ Supermodel Wannabes: Face to Face With Fame (nytimes.com, 1995. december 3.)
  4. ^ [1] (BVULGARI perfume ad)
  5. ^ fashiontv – Angel (2003) (youtube.com)
  6. ^ a b Beszélgetés Cseh Annamáriával (Filmkultúra, 2005. április)
  7. ^ "The Porter" – filmajánló (youtube.com)

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