Furious over the revelations that his lead actress made about tough conditions on–set, Abdellatif Kechiche, the director of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, which took the 2013 Palme d’Or at Cannes, retaliated by describing Léa Seydoux as an “arrogant, spoilt child”. Which hasn’t prevented her career from taking off. Stronger than ever, she played Loulou de la Falaise in Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent biopic, and we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in 2015. She takes top billing in the upcoming Benoît Jacquot film ( Diary of a Chambermaid ), stars alongside Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, and has achieved the ultimate accolade of being cast as the next Bond girl opposite Daniel Craig’s stoicism and six–pack in Spectre, under Sam Mendes, scheduled for release in November. Rarely has an actress so convincingly spanned the art–house / blockbuster divide.