Siren Stat Off

  • Siren Stat Off
  • The Nest
  • May 10, 2016

Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren are the same age, yet one actress has dominated in terms of award wins. Scarlett Johansson isn’t as tall as you’d expect and Lea Seydoux, despite her relatively young age has achieved something that no other actress in the world has.

Scroll down to find out other interesting tidbits about our Screen Sirens.

Brigitte Bardot

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Age: 81
Nationality: French
Height: 5’ 5 ¼”
Top 3 Movies: Contempt (1963), And God Created Woman (1956) & Viva Maria! (1965)
Notable Awards: 1 (David di Donatello – Best Foreign Actress)
Famous Quote: “I have always adored beautiful young men. Just because I grow older, my taste doesn’t change. So if I can still have them, why not?”
Random Fact: The Brazilian city of Búzios erected a statue of her in honour of her influence in popularising the city.


Catherine Deneuve

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Age: 72
Nationality: French
Height: 5’ 6”
Top 3 Movies: Belle De Jour (1967), Repulsion (1965) & Indochine (1992)
Notable Awards: 4 ( 2 x Cesar Awards – Best Actress,  David di Donatello – Best Foreign Actress, & European Film Award – Best Actress)
Famous Quote:A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.”
Random Fact: In 1995 she sued the lesbian magazine Deneuve, contending trademark infringement, among other things. The magazine’s name was later changed to Curve.


Ludivine Sagnier

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Age: 37
Nationality: French
Height: 5’3”
Top 3 Movies: Swimming Pool (2003), The Devil’s Double (2011) & 8 Women (2002)
Notable Awards: 1 (European Film Award – Best Actress)
Famous Quote: “When I was in my 20s, I thought that being known for Swimming Pool was kind of a burden. Like, Ok, everyone thinks I am this tanned bimbo, and I was having problems coping with that image.”
Random Fact: Has been acting since the age of 10.


 Monica Bellucci

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Age: 51
Nationality: Italian
Height: 5’ 7 ¼”
Top 3 Movies: Irreversible (2002), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) & How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)
Notable Awards: 1 (European Film Award – Best Actress)
Famous Quote: “After love, the man sleeps, while the woman reflects.”
Random Fact: Bellucci gave birth to her 2nd child at the age of 45. The child’s father is her now estranged 2nd husband, Vincent Cassel.


Paz Vega

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Age: 40
Nationality: Spanish
Height: 5’ 6”
Top 3 Movies: Sex and Lucia (2001), Spanglish (2004) & Talk to Her (2002)
Notable Awards: 2 (Goya Award – Best New Actress & Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy – Female Revelation)
Famous Quote: “I am only an actress when they say, ‘action’ and I stop being an actress when they say, ‘cut’. I am a normal person outside of acting.”
Random Fact: Took her surname Vega from her grandmother.


Penélope Cruz

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Age: 41
Nationality: Spanish
Height: 5’ 6”
Top 3 Movies: Vanilla Sky (2001), Volver (2006) & Broken Embraces (2009)
Notable Awards: 9 (Academy Award – Best Actress in a Supporting Role, BAFTA – Best Supporting Actress, Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress, David di Donatello Awards – Best Actress & 2 x Goya Awards – Best Actress)
Famous Quote: “The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman.”
Random Fact: Her sister, Mónica Cruz, was used as her body double during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) due to her pregnancy.


Sophia Loren

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Age: 81
Height: 5’ 7 ¼”
Top 3 Movies: Two Women (1960), El Cid (1961) & Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Notable Awards: 9 (Academy Award – Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA – Best Foreign Actress, Cannes Film Festival – Best Actress & 6 x David di Donatello Awards – Best Actress)
Famous Quote: “Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.”
Random Fact: She served an 18-day prison sentence in Italy in 1982 for tax evasion.


Léa Seydoux

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Age: 30
Nationality:  French
Height: 5’ 6”
Top 3 Movies: Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013), Farewell, My Queen (2012) & Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
Notable Awards: 2 (Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or & Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy – Female Revelation)
Famous Quote: “Five people I’d invite to my dream birthday party are Friedrich Nietzsche, Michael Jackson, Charles Chaplin, Maria Callas and Serge Gainsbourg.”
Random Fact: She is the only actress that has played in both major spy-genre movie franchises: Mission Impossible (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and James Bond (Spectre).


Scarlett Johansson

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Age: 31
Nationality:  American
Height: 5’ 3”
Top 3 Movies:  Lost in Translation (2003), Match point (2005) & Avengers (2012)
Notable Awards: 1 (BAFTA – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role)
Famous Quote: “One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.”
Random Fact: Dislikes the nickname “ScarJo” that is commonly used by the media in reference to her.


Slyvia Kristel

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Age (she would be): 63
Nationality: Dutch
Height: 5’ 9 ¼”
Top 3 Movies: Emmanuelle (1974), Private Lessons (1981) & Emmanuelle 2 (1975)
Notable Awards: 0
Famous Quote: [on how the public perceived her] “People don’t assume that John Wayne shoots people and rides a horse on weekends, yet people think I’m a nymphomaniac.”
Random Fact: She reportedly had an IQ of 164 and skipped four grades in school.


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