The beautiful Marion Cotillard graces the July 2010 cover of American Vogue.

The French actress wears Dior on the cover which was shot by Mario Testino, but the rest of her editorial sees her wearing a lot of Nina Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Aquilano.Rimondi.

In her interview Marion talks about her Oscar winning performance in La Vien en Rose and the inspiration she found for her character in “Nine”.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On vacationing in the Amazon after shooting ‘La Vie en Rose’: “It was there that I found myself articulating why Piaf was still living inside me. She had been abandoned as a child; her greatest fear was to be alone. Now I didn’t want to abandon her. I finally was able to say, ‘She’s been dead for 40 years; it’s OK.’”

On her locavorism: “Fragile fruit has to travel by air; too big a carbon footprint.”

On studying theater acting growing up: “As a teenager, I didn’t want to be me; I wanted to be many different people. Maybe I realized that they all lived inside me and that if I managed to connect with them, they would become aspects of me.”

On playing in the Expressionist-Surrealist band Yodelice fronted by composer Mazim Nucci: “I play the bass guitar, keyboard, and tambourine–I’m their one-woman band and all-purpose maid. It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else.”

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