Lauriane Gilliéron

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Lauriane Gilliéron
Born Lauriane Gilliéron
(1984-07-25) July 25, 1984 (age 34)
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Title Miss Switzerland 2005
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Brown
Miss Switzerland 2005
Miss Universe 2006
(2nd Runner-up)

Lauriane Gilliéron (born July 25, 1984 in Lausanne, Vaud) is a Swiss actress, model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Switzerland 2005 on September 21, 2005 and represented Switzerland at Miss Universe 2006 and placed 2nd Runner-Up.[1]

Miss Universe 2006[edit]

Gilliéron (left) as finalist in Miss Universe

Lauriane went to the Miss Universe 2006 pageant as one of the favorites. Her performance in the finals earned her a placement of 2nd-Runner up at the beauty pageant, which took place in Los Angeles, California on July 23, 2006.[2] It became Switzerland's best placement in this international event. The previous best record was a 3rd Runner-Up in 1983.


She was born in Lausanne and grew up in the village of Prilly where her father is mayor. Lauriane has been a vegetarian since the age of 7, and is the eldest of four children. She speaks French as well as some German, some Italian and some English.

Lauriane was second in the Swiss Latin Dance Championships in 2002 and 2003, and has represented Switzerland internationally in Latin Dance competitions. After her election as Miss Switzerland, Lauriane competed in Miss World 2005 but did not place.

In 2009, she appeared in the episode "May Divorce Be With You" (season 3, episode 11) on Rules of Engagement.

Lauriane has been the recurring female foil in the Nespresso commercials with George Clooney. [3]

Television Appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Other Notes
2008 Days of Our Lives Michelle
2009 Rules of Engagement Hostess Episode: May Divorce Be with You
2011 Turbo Dates Marlene Episode: Time Stands Still
2011 Love Bites Cheri Episode: Boys to Men
2011 Friends with Benefits Cecile Episode: The Benefit of Friends
2011 The Bold and the Beautiful Appeared in two episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Natalie
2012 Lucky Days Octavia Nemorian Two Episodes
2013 Castle Emily Episode: The Lives of Others
2013 Psych Elin Episode: Right Turn or Left for Dead
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Francette Episode: How to Stand on Your Own Two Feet
2014 Suburgatory French Teacher Episode: Les Lucioles
2015 Episodes Attractive Woman Episode One


  1. ^ "Lauriane Gilliéron Profile At IMDB". IMDB.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe Faints As Reign Begins". CBS News. July 24, 2006.
  3. ^ "Charming Nespresso Ads Come To America DeVito Joins Clooney". WheePR Media.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Dominican Republic Renata Soñé
Miss Universe 2nd Runner-Up
Succeeded by
Venezuela Ly Jonaitis
Preceded by
Fiona Hefti
Miss Switzerland
Succeeded by
Christa Rigozzi