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The Many Faces of Coco Chanel

Weighing the actresses who have recently played the designer on screen.

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Audrey Tatou

Photo By Amy Graves

Shirley MacLaine

Photo By Stefanie Keenan

Anna Mouglalis

Photo By Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Anna Mouglalis isn’t the first actress to go cuckoo for Coco lately. Here, a breakdown of how the “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” front woman stacks up against the competition.

NAME: Audrey Tautou, “Coco Avant Chanel” (2009)

NATIONALITY:
French

AGE: 34

COCO PORTRAYED The young, yet-to-be-discovered designer.

AWARDS EARNED: Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role and a César Award for Best Actress

KARL CRED: She stars in his Chanel No.5 ads.





NAME: Shirley MacLaine, “Coco Chanel” Lifetime miniseries (2008)

NATIONALITY: American

AGE: 76 (at least in this life)

COCO PORTRAYED:
The designer in the Fifties, well into her career.

AWARDS EARNED: Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Film and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in Television or Movie.

KARL CRED:
MacLaine said at the time, “He wanted me to come to Paris for a fitting, but I am sorry. No. If he takes off his sunglasses and the gloves, maybe I’ll go.”





NAME: Anna Mouglalis, “Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky” (2010)

NATIONALITY: French

AGE: 32

COCO PORTRAYED: The love-struck designer at the height of her career.

AWARDS EARNED:
None yet.

KARL CRED:
She’s been Lagerfeld’s muse since 2002.

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