Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Noémie Lenoir

Born on September 19, 1979
Noémie Lenoir is a French model and actress.

For a model, sexiness is practically a job requirement, and Noemie Lenoir is hardly lacking. Her knockout, supple figure can be seen in her multiple Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoots, and she can be just as fetching playing up an untamed and savage look or a demure and stylish one, as she can when she's getting wet 'n' wild.

At the same time, Lenoir's youth helps her keep that fresh-faced innocence that can tone down any oversexed ensemble, yet still somehow makes her all the more alluring. The only real drawback she faces in this department is that, like most fashion models, she may be a little thin for some tastes. But, as she herself will jokingly admit, "don't worry, we [models] eat."

Lenoir was first spotted by Ford Models when she was 16 years of age. In 2001, Lenoir signed with L'Oréal, and has since appeared in their advertisements alongside Laetitia Casta and long-term model and actress Andie MacDowell. Lenoir is currently the face of UK high-street retailer Marks & Spencer, and can be seen in various British magazines and billboards alongside fellow models Twiggy and Laura Bailey.

By now, Noemie Lenoir has modeled for just about every major designer around the world, and has worked with some of the fashion industry's hottest photographers, such as Mario Testino (for the prestigious Pirelli Calendar), Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, and Peter Lindbergh. In addition to Marie Claire, Lenoir's photos have appeared in such magazines as Allure, both American Elle and British Elle, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and Interview.

She has also had two shoots for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition in 2000 and 2001, and even graced the New York Times Magazine. Her modeling credits for ad campaigns are just as impressive: the Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren Jeans, Pantene Europe, and Victoria's Secret catalogue. She has also worked as a spokesmodel for L'Oreal.

In 2002, Lenoir took her first stab at the movie biz, appearing in the 2002 French film Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre. The movie was based on the popular French comic book Astérix, and starred French screen icon Gerard Depardieu.

With so much work in so little time, it should come as no surprise that Noemie has a hectic lifestyle. She spends three or four days a week just traveling, often to such far-flung locales as Pankor Island, Malaysia (where her favorite hotel is located). But Lenoir knows how taxing such a schedule can be on her body -- her main asset -- so she makes a point of eating right and getting plenty of sleep while on the road.

She's especially fond of shoes, handbags and pants, and carries around her sunglass collection (more than ten pairs) with her when she travels. As for what's in store for the future, Noemie speculates that she might even end up working in another area of the fashion industry, but for the moment, she says, "I'm not worried about that."

Ann Taylor Loft,
Gai Mattiolo,
Marks & Spencer,
New York & Company,
Ralph Lauren,
Style Beat,
Tommy Hilfiger,

Noemie Lenoir Quotes

"Being sexy is a game."
-Noemie Lenoir, on successful modeling.

Magazine Covers:

Canada: 'Flare' - July 2000
France: 'Cosmopolitan' - September 2002; 'Cosmopolitan' - July 2004; 'Vogue' - June/July 2008
Italy: 'Amica'
US: 'Trace' - May 2000; 'Untold' - May/June 2000; 'Sports Illustrated' - July(?) 2000


1. Rush Hour 3 (2007) (as Noemie Lenoir) .... Genevieve
2. Gomez Vs Tavarès (2007) .... Gina
... aka Gomez & Tavarès, la suite (International: English title)
3. La doublure (2006) .... Karine
... aka The Valet (International: English title) (USA)
... aka Una Top model nel mio letto (Italy)
4. "Jeff et Léo, flics et jumeaux" .... Anna (1 episode, 2004)
- Un train peut en cacher un autre (2004) TV episode .... Anna
5. After the Sunset (2004) (as Noemie Lenoir) .... Mooré's Girl
6. Gomez & Tavarès (2003) .... Gina
... aka Payoff (International: English title) (USA)
7. Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002) .... Chamandra
... aka Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (Australia) (UK) (USA)
... aka Asterix & Obelix: Mission Kleopatra (Germany)
... aka Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra (USA: new title)


1. "The Tyra Banks Show" .... Herself (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #4.4 (2008) TV episode .... Herself
2. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (2007) (TV) .... Herself/Model
3. "On n'est pas couché" .... Herself (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode dated 9 June 2007 (2007) TV episode .... Herself
4. Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2006 (2006) (TV) .... Herself
5. French Beauty (2005) (TV) .... Herself
6. "Le grand journal de Canal+" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
- Episode dated 20 May 2005 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
7. "20h10 pétantes" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
... aka "19h10 pétantes à Cannes" (France: festival title)
... aka "19h10 pétantes" (France: new title)
... aka "19h20 pétantes à Bourges" (France: festival title)
... aka "Samedi pétantes" (France: third season title)
... aka "Vendredi pétantes" (France: third season title)
- Episode dated 14 September 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
8. "Tout le monde en parle" .... Herself (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
- Episode dated 10 May 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 24 November 2001 (2001) TV episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 10 June 2000 (2000) TV episode .... Herself

She also hosted a show on Trace TV for 2 years

Fashion Shows:
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1999 {Girls Rule, Ralph Lauren, Susan Lazar, Vera Wang}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2000 {Amaya Arzuaga, Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Emanuel Ungaro, Eric Bergere, NYC 2000, Nina Ricci, Ralph Lauren, Sonia Rykiel, Susan Lazar, Vera Wang}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2000 {Balmain, Emanuel Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Anand Jon, Badgley Mischka, Christina Perrin, DKNY, Emanuel Ungaro, Halston, Jerome Dreyfuss, Matt Nye, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Thierry Mugler, Tommy Jeans, Yigal Azrouel}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2001 {Alice Roi, Badgley Mischka, Balmain, Collette Dinnigan, Cynthia Rowley, Daryl K, Dirk Dikkembergs, Douglas Hannant, Ellen Tracy, Halston, Jerome Dreyfuss, Kenneth Cole, Leonard, Ralph Lauren, Thierry Mugler}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2001 {Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Collette Dinnigan, Girbaud, Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenneth Cole, Leonard, Portugal Fashion International, Rebecca Danenberg, Thierry Mugler, Thomas Steinbruck}
Haute Couture- Autumn/Winter 2001 {Balmain, Carlo Ponti, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear -Spring/Summer 2002 {Alexander McQueen, An American View, Diane von Furstenberg, House of Field, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean Philippe Tourigny, Ralph Lauren, Tawfik Mounayer}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2002 {Balmain, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Bruuns Bazaar, Catherine Malandrino, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Girbaud, Jacques Fath, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tawfik Mounayer}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2003 {Jean Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Vivienne Westwood}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Jean Paul Gaultier}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2004 {Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Balmain, Blaak, Hermes, Michel Klein}

First Name: Noemie
Last Name: Lenoir
Nationality: French
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Green
Date of Birth: September 19 1979
Place of Birth: Les Ulis, France
Height: 5'9.5" ; 176.5cm
Measurements: (US) 34-24-35 ; (EU) 86.5-61-89
Dress Size: (US) 6 ; (EU) 36
Shoe Size: (US) 9 ; (EU) 41
* Elite Model Management - New York
* AMT Models
* Beatrice Models
* Group Model Management
* Models 1
* Modelwerk
* Ford Models - New York
* East West Models
* Ford Models Europe - Paris
* Vision Model Management
* Elite Model Management - Los Angeles
She has a tattoo on her right foot and one on her lower tummy.

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