Date of Birth: May 11, 1978
Place of Birth: Pont-Audemer, Normandy, France
Height: 5' 7"
|Laetitia Casta Biography
Laetitia Casta was born on May 11, 1978, in France. Her mother, Line Blin, is from Normandy, and her father, Dominique Casta, is from Corsica. She has one older brother, Jean-Baptiste, and one younger sister, Marie-Ange.
At age 15, Casta was discovered by a representative of Paris' Madison Models on a beach in Corsica, France. After her father agreed to let the agency take some test photographs, Casta proved to be quite photogenic and the founder of Madison models signed her in 1993. Casta soon appeared in Elle magazine and signed a contract with Guess? Jeans.
In 1996, Casta began working with Victoria's Secret. Today she is one best known for her appearances as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She is also widely known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. 1997 was the first of three consecutive years Casta was featured in the sexy magazine.
She has appeared on over 100 fashion magazine covers including Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Glamour. She has also appeared in Rolling Stone and a Pirelli Tires Calendar. She is also a spokesmodel for L'Oreal cosmetics, and has appeared in a number of their television commercials.
In addition to modeling, Casta has appeared in several films. She made her acting debut in Astérix et Obélix contre César in 1999, which was very successful in Europe. Her acting career gained momentum when she starred in the TV movie La Bicyclette bleue the following year.
In 1999, Casta was chosen by the French government to be the new model for the bust of Marianne, a symbol of the French Republic, which stands outside every French town hall. She was also selected to appear on French postage stamps.Casta has two children; a daughter Sahteene (b. October 19, 2001), with former boyfriend Stéphane Sednaoui, and a son, Orland (b. September 24, 2006) with her fiancé, Italian actor Stefano Accorsi.
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