I recently watched the movie Coco Avant Chanel featuring Audrey Tautou as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. In the past I have read a few biographies on Coco Chanel and was surprised by her many quirks. One that particularly stands out in my mind is that she often fabricated her life story in a way that gave her the power to leave out the parts that just didn’t quite fit into the vision she wanted for herself. One has to admire that she was a woman that came from nothing and carved out her own successful path in life, not to mention her genius sense of fashion.
After reading a few biographies, I eagerly watched the Shirley MacLaine version of Coco Chanel. Of the two films I prefer the Coco Avant Chanel version, primarily because I admire actress Audrey Tautou. You may remember Audrey in films such as: The Da Vinici Code, Priceless, A Very Long Engagement, Dirty Pretty Things, and Amelie.
If you’re interested in Coco Chanel be sure to check out a biography on her life. And don’t forget to check out some of the movies that feature Audrey Tautou.