Keira Knightley succeeds Kate Moss in ads
Updated: 2006-04-27 09:13
Chanel has selected "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley
as the new face of its Coco Mademoiselle fragrance. The 21-year-old actress will
appear in Chanel ads beginning in 2007, the company announced Wednesday.
Knightley succeeds Kate Moss, whose contract expired last October. The
32-year-old British supermodel had starred in the Coco Mademoiselle ads since
Moss lost several high-profile modeling contracts last year after a tabloid
published pictures of her allegedly using cocaine in a west London music studio.
"Keira Knightley is a bright, young actress who has already made her mark in
a diverse portfolio of films, including her Oscar-nominated performance in
`Pride & Prejudice,'" said Chanel artistic director Jacques Helleu in a
He also said Knightley's elegance, beauty and modernity parallel some of the
brand's other previous famous faces, including Catherine Deneuve and Nicole
Kidman, who represented Chanel No. 5.
"(I am) really proud to have been asked to work with such an iconic house as
Chanel, and thrilled to follow the extraordinary women who have been associated
with it before," Knightley said in a statement.
Knightley's upcoming films include "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's
Chest," which is set for release this summer.