Charlotte Rampling as the new face of NARS

Since its creation twenty years ago, the Canadian cosmetic firm has always taken some unconventional beauties as ambassadors for the brand. We all remember the first and very controversial Ru Paul add.

RuPaul face of mac

Or the one with a very painted and I must say quite disturbing Marc Jacobs on it.

narsWell, for its 20th birthday, Nars went for a more classical beauty but true to its culture, broke the common beauty law by choosing Charlotte Rampling, a 68 year old actress. But Rampling is no random actress and since her debuts as a model, has always been praised for her looks, androgynous silhouette and style.

This are some of her first shots as a modelrampling2


Her breaking role was playing a german stripper in the movie “The night porter”, showing off her “birkinesque” body long before breast implants were invented. And yes gents, being flat sheeted can be sexy and yes, this must be a British thing.

As a lot of actresses or models, she took a shot at singing but had the wisdom to get back to movies. She played in a Woody Allen movie, “stardust Memories” and her slightly drooping eye lids give her a very steamy and unsettling sex appeal. We all remember her in “Swimming Pool” next to a lolita Ludivine Sagnier.

She got a recurring role in Dexter as Doctor Evelyn Vogel and I loved her in the latest François Ozon film, “Jeune et Jolie” though I was very disappointed by the movie.

Always on the best dressed list, she embraces her age with grace and always makes an impression on red carpets and in glossy editorials.


NARS, I am so glad that your vision of beauty goes beyond the usual vision of cosmetic brands which take 15 year old girl to cell anti ageing cream. I will even switch from my regular Chanel lipsticks to one of yours. The matt ones seam pretty awe some.

So, please meet Mrs. Charlotte Rampling, new face of NARS. True beauty and style never go outdated.



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