Marie de Villepin

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Marie de Villepin
Born (1986-05-08) May 8, 1986 (age 33)
RelativesDominique de Villepin (father)

Marie Galouzeau de Villepin (born 8 May 1986) is a French model, actress and singer. The daughter of former Prime Minister and diplomat Dominique de Villepin, she spent most of her childhood in India before moving to various countries in Latin America and Africa. This vagabond upbringing left her with a longing to experience the world’s diversity of cultures, characters, and languages, but most importantly it developed in her a talent for shapeshifting. From an early age she had a passion for theater and film.

As a young girl she landed a role in Danielle Thompson’s movie La Bûche and then took acting classes at the prestigious Cours Florent as well as from Raymond Acquaviva, both in Paris. When she turned 18 and after graduating with a degree in applied mathematics from Dauphine University Paris, she moved to New York to pursue a modeling career. After several seasons on the catwalks of New York, Milan and Paris, appearing in ad campaigns of major designers shot by the likes of Mario Sorrenti , Inez and Vinoodh, and Gilles Bensimon, Marie was selected to be the face of Givenchy’s perfume Ange ou Démon, following in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn and Liv Tyler.

In her starring role in Veit Helmer’s Baikonur, shot in the steppes of Kazakhstan and in Moscow, Marie completed a full cosmonaut training course in zero gravity, and indeed she is no stranger to extreme physical situations. She has over four years training in kickboxing and Judo, and she excels in all hi-octane water sports, and has been an excellent equestrian since the age of six.

In 2009 she formed a 4 piece band called PINKMIST in which she sings, writes and plays guitar. After recording their first EP they performed many shows all over Europe, including, London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin. She is currently working on her latest music collaboration to be revealed in early 2019.

Marie de Villepin also held the role of Betty Catroux in the movie Yves Saint Laurent (2014) directed by Jalil Lespert.


She was the bride for the French fashion designer Franck Sorbier in his Fall 2004 Couture collection. Her first major breakthrough was a fashion story shot by Gilles Bensimon in the American edition of ELLE in October 2005.

She was the face and the spokesperson of the perfume Ange ou Démon by Givenchy from 2006 to 2010. In 2007, she was also chosen by Krizia for their Spring and Fall 2007 advertising campaigns. In 2007, she was also on the catwalk in London at the event "Fashion Rocks" for Christopher Kane.

She currently models in New York under the alias of Marie Steiss. Marie Steiss was on the runway for Krizia in Milan, Spring and Winter 2007 collections; for Givenchy in Paris, Spring 2007 RTW collection. She was on the runway in New York for Diane von Fürstenberg, Spring 2006, Winter 2006, Winter 2007 and Spring 2008 collections. She was also seen on the catwalk for Catherine Malandrino and Nicole Romano, Spring 2007 collections; for United Bamboo, Winter 2006 collection. Marie, like both her siblings, is blonde and slender (1.80 m, 55 kg). Since her role as Betty Catroux in the movie "Yves Saint Laurent", she's been appearing in various fashion magazines, such as Elle France. In 2013, she was the face of the advertising campaign of the Makeup brand "Ardency Inn". She was shot by Claiborne Swanson Frank for a newly released book "Young Hollywood". In 2015, she is in the cover of the French summer issue of LUI magazine, partly topless.


She had a small career as a child actor, playing in the Danièle Thompson directorial debut La bûche (English: Season's Beatings) (1999) alongside Sabine Azéma, Emmanuelle Béart and Charlotte Gainsbourg. She had a role as Philippa of Hainault in a French TV miniseries, Les Rois maudits (2005), based on the novels of Maurice Druon.

In 2008, she decided to focus more on acting. She had a small part in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds (2009), but her performance was cut during the final editing.

She decided to take back her real name - Marie de Villepin - when she got her first female leading part in the film Baikonur by German director and producer Veit Helmer. This romantic drama tells the love story between a French space tourist and a young man living in the Kazakh steppe. Cofinanced by ARTE, this film was shot until November 2010 and was released in September 2011. Its international screening happened during Busan International Film Festival in October 2011.

She was the face of makeup "Ardency Inn", for which she modelled, sang and acted, in 2013.

She also works for "Above Live Video"; she interviews personalities (such as Michelle Rodriguez or Angela Lindvall), writes and gives her voice to some of these videos.

She co-stars in the short movie directed by Rie Rasmussen "Devouring Art" (Art & Fashion) which was on 21 March 2013 in online vs.magazine.

In 2013, she played muse Betty Catroux in Jalil Lespert’s film “Yves Saint Laurent", released in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company.

In 2014, she portrayed Andréa in a fashion video directed by Julien Landais called "Masque d'Or" shot in the Grand Trianon's Versailles Palace.

Personal life[edit]

Marie was in a relationship with football player Yoann Gourcuff and is rumored to be now in a relationship with the American actress Amber Heard.[1]


Marie de Villepin is currently the lead singer of the group Pinkmist.

Modeling agencies[edit]

IMG models / Why Not model agency (Milan) / Iconic management (Berlin)

Acting Agencies[edit]

  • Agents Associés Suzy / David Vatinet (PARIS)


  • 2004 Haute Couture Franck Sorbier
  • Spring 2006 RTW Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Fall 2006 RTW Diane Von Furstenberg / United Bamboo
  • Spring 2007 RTW Givenchy /Nicole Romano/Catherine Malandrino/ Krizia
  • Fall 2007 RTW Krizia / Diane Von Furstenberg
  • Spring 2008 RTW Diane Von Furstenberg

Advertising campaigns[edit]

  • 2006 / 2010 Givenchy Fragrance "Ange ou Démon"
  • 2007 / 2009 Spring and Fall RTW KRIZIA collections
  • 2013 Ardency Inn (makeup)



  • Marie de Villepin in Vs Magazine
  • Interview in Le JDD [1]
  • interview LUI magazine [2]
  • Interview Portrait Liberation [3]


  1. ^ Saunders, Louise (18 January 2013). "Amber Heard and rumoured French girlfriend Marie de Villepin enjoy a cinema date night in Paris... before riding off into the night on a scooter". London. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Les Rois maudits: Casting de la saison 1" (in French). AlloCiné. 2005. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2015.

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