French actress Marion Cotillard was filmed getting into character on set in Croatia


Marion Cotillard oozes 1940s in vintage polka dot dress as she shoots scenes for iconic war photographer Lee Miller’s biopic in Croatia

French actress Marion Cotillard was spotted getting into character while filming her latest film in Croatia.

The 46-year-old was pictured wearing a polka dot dress, brown summer hat and sunglasses while holding a cigarette as she stood and looked out over a balcony on set in the village of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

She stars as Solange D’Ayen in the historical biopic Lee, which chronicles the life of Vogue model turned World War II correspondent Lee Miller.

On set: French actress Marion Cotillard spotted getting into character while filming her latest film in Croatia

On set: French actress Marion Cotillard spotted getting into character while filming her latest film in Croatia

Marion stars alongside actors Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Josh O’Connor.

The film, called Lee, will follow the life and experiences of the photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and tries to uncover the horrific truths about the Nazis.

The actress looked at ease in her role, wearing a concerned expression on her face as she kept her character throughout the shoot.

Her hair was styled in voluminous curls and a dark red lip suited her demure French look perfectly.

Character: The 46-year-old was photographed wearing a polka dot dress, a brown summer hat and sunglasses

Action: She was holding a cigarette while looking over the balcony in Croatia

Character: The 46-year-old was pictured wearing a polka dot dress, brown summer hat and sunglasses while holding a cigarette as she stood looking out over the balcony

Calm: Marion stars as Solange D'Ayenne in historical biopic Lee, which chronicles the life of Vogue model turned World War II correspondent Lee Miller

Calm: Marion stars as Solange D’Ayenne in historical biopic Lee, which chronicles the life of Vogue model turned World War II correspondent Lee Miller

Hidden past: Lee (pictured with Frederick Laws in 1950) buried the records of his remarkable life in boxes in the attic of his Sussex home

Hidden past: Lee (pictured with Frederick Laws in 1950) buried the records of his remarkable life in boxes in the attic of his Sussex home

After returning to the UK after the war, Lee buried the record of her wartime work in boxes in the attic of her home in Sussex, and her photographs were not discovered until they were found after her death by her son.

During her journey, she realizes the truths of her own past – having been a rape victim when she was just seven years old.

In 1914, Lee was sent to stay with family friends near New York while her mother, Florence, was ill in hospital. While there, she was raped and contracted gonorrhea – apparently by a male friend or relative of the family she was staying with.

Later in life, the New York fashion photographer went from appearing in American Vogue to witnessing first-hand the horrors of Nazi Germany – becoming one of the most important photographers to record the 20th century.

Shoot: Marion's hair was styled in voluminous curls and a dark red lip suited her demure French look perfectly

Shoot: Marion’s hair was styled in voluminous curls and a dark red lip suited her demure French look perfectly

Teamwork: The film, called Lee, will follow the life and experiences of a photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and tries to uncover the horrific truths about the Nazis

Teamwork: The film, called Lee, will follow the life and experiences of a photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and tries to uncover the horrific truths about the Nazis

One of only two female combat photographers during World War II, she was also one of the few female correspondents who ventured to visit liberated concentration camps.

Before World War II, she worked as a cover girl in the 1920s and worked with surrealist artists in Europe before starting a career as a photojournalist.

She believes that photography is “perfectly suited for women as a profession, because I think women are faster and more adaptable than men.” And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities faster than men.

In 1937, Picasso painted six portraits of Lee, including one in which she has a third eye.

After a stint in Cairo, she returned to Paris, where she met British surrealist artist and curator Roland Penrose, who would go on to teach the use of camouflage during World War II.

Busy: Lee's set crew filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Friday, where Marion Cotillard filmed scenes as Solange

Busy: Lee’s set crew filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Friday, where Marion Cotillard filmed scenes as Solange

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