Marion Cotillard channels the 1940s in a vintage polka dot dress as she films scenes for iconic war photographer Lee Miller’s biopic in Croatia
French actress Marion Cotillard was seen stuck in 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 looked over a balcony while on the plateau 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 was seen stuck in character while filming her latest movie in Croatia
Marion stars alongside actors Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Josh O’Connor.
The film, titled Lee, will follow the life and experiences of the photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and attempts to expose the horrific truths of the Nazis.
The actress looked relaxed in her role, sporting a worried expression on her face as she kept her character during filming.
Her hair was worn in chunky curls and sported a dark red lip that perfectly matched her demure French look.
In character: The 46-year-old was pictured wearing a polka dot dress, brown summer hat and sunglasses while holding a cigarette as she looked over a balcony
Relaxed: Marion stars as Solange D’Ayen in the historical biopic Lee, which chronicles the life of Vogue model turned WWII correspondent Lee Miller
Hidden past: Lee (pictured with Frederick Laws in 1950) buried the record of her remarkable life in boxes in the attic of her Sussex home
After returning to the UK after the war, Lee buried the record of his war work in boxes in the attic of his Sussex home and his photographs were not discovered until they were found after his death by his son.
Throughout her journey, she comes to realize the truths of her own past – having been the victim of a rape when she was just seven years old.
In 1914, Lee had been sent to live with family friends near New York while her mother, Florence, was ill in the hospital. There she was raped and infected with gonorrhea – apparently by a male friend or relative of the family with whom she was living.
Later in life, the New York fashion photographer went from appearing in American Vogue to bearing direct witness to the horrors of Nazi Germany – becoming one of the most important photographers to record the 20th century. .
Filming: Marion’s hair was worn in chunky curls and sported a dark red lip that perfectly matched her demure French look
Teamwork: The film, titled Lee, will follow the life and experiences of the photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and tries to expose the horrific truths of the Nazis
One of only two female combat photographers during World War II, she was also one of the few correspondents to venture into liberated concentration camps.
Prior to World War II, she worked as a 1920s cover girl and worked with surrealist artists in Europe before embarking on a career as a photojournalist.
She felt that photography was “ideally suited for women as a profession, because it seems to me that women are quicker 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 the surrealist painter and British curator Roland Penrose, who would later teach the use of camouflage on the Second World War.
Busy: Lee’s on-set crew are pictured Friday in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where Marion Cotillard filmed scenes in her role as Solange