First Name: Laetitia
Last Name: Casta
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye Color: Blue
Date of Birth: May 11 1978
Place of Birth: Port Auderner, France
Height: 5’7.5″ ; 172cm
She is the middle child to father Dominique and mother Line. Her childhood was spent in Normandy’s countryside playing in the rivers and the woods with her older brother. Back then, she was such a tomboy that she was often mistaken for a little boy.
Nowadays, Laetitia Casta represents an ideal feminine beauty. Standing 5’7″ with a curvy frame, she has little in common with typical models.
When she was fifteen, she was discovered while vacationing with her family on a beach in Corsica, also named “the island of beauty” in France.
She was making sand castles with her little sister when a photographer and model booke
r for ‘Madison Models’ agency approached her.
They handed her father a business card and an invitation to bring his daughter to Paris for some test shots. Suspicious at first, her parents eventually caved to Laetitia Casta’s pleas.
Within weeks of her first shot, she was walking the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Having never worn make-up, she screamed when she caught her reflection in the mirror.
By the time she turned sixteen, Laetitia Casta had landed three magazine covers.
On a trip to Paris in 1994, Paul Marciano saw her photos and launched her career in the United States as a ‘Guess Girl.’
In a short period of time Laetitia Casta became one of the most popular new models. Laetitia Casta ranked second in Maxim Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Women” issue.
She made her big screen debut in a French film, Asterix et Obelix with co-star Gerard Depardieu.
She appeared in the controversial Chris Isaak video for “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing”, shot by Herb Ritts.
A book of photographs and one new acting role, in a French TV movie “The blue cycle”, begin at year 2000. For now, Laetitia Casta concentrates on her modeling career, hoping to one day marry and raise a large family.
Until she turned 21, Laetitia Casta lived at home with her parents. Now (2006) she shares an apartment in London with her older brother, Jean-Baptiste.