NEW YORK, May 12, 2009 / FW/ — Joining Elizabeth Banks who was named spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris last December are Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto and Golden Globe nominee Evangeline Lilly.
Making the announcement just before the start of the Cannes Film Festival, Jean-Jacques Lebel, President L’Oreal Consumer Products commented, “L’Oreal Paris is delighted that these great stars of world cinema have agreed to represent our brand.”
The sublime Freida Pinto was discovered by Danny Boyle in Slumdog Millionaire, the film that won eight Oscars. After Julian Schnabel’s movie which she is currently shooting, she will be filming this summer in Woody Allen’s next film, as part of an impressive cast.
“I am very moved to be joining the great L’Oreal Paris family and all these personalities: a family I am now proud to be a part of,” says Freida.
Evangeline Lilly became a familiar face to TV viewers due to the very popular ABC series Lost. Her character “Kate” also won her a nomination for the 2007 Golden Globe Awards as Best Actress in a Drama Series.
For her first venture into films, she co-stars with John Malkovich and Romain Duris in an adaptation of Guillaume Musso’s novel AFTERWARDS. Evangeline is a politically committed actress.
When she was very young she was drawn to humanitarian projects, and then founded a committee for the world development of Human Rights at university. She travels all over the world on behalf of this cause, and says,
“It is a source of great pride for me to represent a brand whose ambition is to respond to every person’s aspirations to beauty, and contribute to the fulfillment and well-being of everyone.”
Evangeline Lilly will have just come from Rwanda, where she is engaged in a humanitarian mission, when she joins L’Oreal Paris for the first time on the steps of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
Photo of Freida Pinto by Manmeet Bhatti.
Photo of Evangeline Lilly by Kwaku Alston/Corbis Outline