German actress Diane Kruger, who first represented Chanel’s Allure perfume in 1996, has been unveiled as the new face of a Chanel beauty campaign due some time this year.
Praising her “natural elegance and beauty” and her “cosmopolitan spirit,” the Parisian label will release the images later this year. This isn’t her first work for Chanel — in 2007 she appeared in ads for the Paris-Biarritz bag line, having made her Chanel debut back in the 1990s with a print campaign for the Allure fragrance.
Famed for her appearances in Hollywood blockbusters “Troy,” “National Treasure” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” Kruger trained as a ballet dancer in London as a teenager before moving to Paris to pursue a career in fashion modelling. The 36-year-old actress speaks fluent English and French alongside her mother tongue.
Kruger is currently one of Chanel’s brand ambassadors and is regularly spotted in the brand’s clothing on the red carpet.
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