Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Louise Bourgoin Pictures
She was born on November 28, 1981 in Vannes. As her parents, both secondary level teachers, were encouraging her to pursue a stable career, Bourgoin studied for five years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes. She became a plastic arts teacher while simultaneously beginning to work as a model; some of her most notable early work as a model was for the photographer Ian Sanderson.
After she graduated in 2004, Bourgoin became a presenter for the television program "Kawaï !" on the Filles TV channel. Two years later, she made a brief appearance on "Direct 8". At the same time, she worked with TV presenter Marc Lacombe on a pilot program for PlayStation TV. This television channel never started broadcasting, and the pilot was never distributed.
In 2006, she worked as the weathergirl for "Le Grand Journal" with Michel Denisot, broadcast nightly on Canal +. In order to avoid audiences confusing her for fellow "Grand Journal" presenter, Ariane Massenet, Bourgoin selected the pseudonym of "Salomé". As this was rejected by Canal +, she chose the name "Louise Bourgoin" as a tribute to her favorite sculptor, Louise Bourgeois.
In 2007, she was offered a first role in a film, playing a television weather girl in The Girl From Monaco. Subsequently she played in several films including The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec from Luc Besson and Black heaven (original title L'Autre Monde) from Gilles Marchand that was Out of Competition at 2010 Cannes Film Festival.