Like her sister Dakota, Elle Fanning charmed the fashion industry from a young age, starring in campaigns for Tiffany & Co., Miu Miu, and Marc by Marc Jacobs starting at 13 years old. Now 19, the actress has announced she’s the face of another major company, this time in the beauty space.
Today, L’Oreal Paris named Elle one of their ambassadors. The actress will officially assume her role at the Cannes Film Festival (where L’Oreal Paris is a longtime beauty partner), where two movies of hers are screening, The Beguiled and How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
She recently shot her first campaign for the brand, an ad for Paradise mascara, at a castle in Paris, as she teased on Instagram.
Elle is one of the youngest faces of L’Oreal, whose roster includes Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts, and Eva Longoria. “You’re still even discovering your style and what type of woman you want to be,” she says of her age, “It’s a crucial part of growing up. So to play into that area for [young girls] is what I am most looking forward to.”
“Elle is a natural choice for the brand, as it highlights our love for beauty and cinema,” Pierre Emmanuel Angeloglou, L’Oréal Paris global president, says in a statement. “Indeed, she is the face for the new generation as an accomplished actress, but also an inspiring canvas for makeup artists.”