French actress Laura Smet unveils a timeless elegance on the cover of Madame Figaro’s October 20th, 2023 issue. In a mesmerizing black and white cover image, captured by photographer Joseph Degbadjo, Laura dressed in a sleek body by DnuD.
Inside the magazine, stylist Julie Gillet curates an ensemble featuring fashion from labels such as Dior, American Vintage, Ralph Lauren, Intimissimi, Gucci and Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Cyril’s expert touch takes care of her hair, while Angloma’s make-up artistry enhances her beauty.
Laura Smet, a radiant actress, shares her journey of self-discovery and the evolution of her body and mind. Embracing change and gaining confidence have been pivotal in her life. She is a woman of grace and sincerity, with the feline eyes of her father, Johnny Hallyday, and the disarming smile of her mother, Nathalie Baye.
At nearly 40, Laura is embarking on her directorial debut, a journey marked by excitement and anxiety. “I am not very comfortable with waiting. I try to stay calm,” she confesses. Laura is also collaborating with illustrator Emmanuel Lardier on a comic book adaptation of her film, a creative outlet that allows her freedom and expression.
Reflecting on her younger self, Laura offers a piece of advice, “Stay vigilant. Keep a cool head.” She recalls her mother’s wisdom, emphasizing the importance of not just having the talent to act, but the talent to navigate the industry.
Laura’s journey to self-assurance wasn’t without its challenges. “I do not particularly have confidence in myself,” she admits. Yet, through the lens of a skilled photographer, she finds strength and transformation. With age, Laura has learned to embrace her anxieties and imperfections, finding solace in the loving gaze of her family and the peace attained through meditation and yoga.
The actress’s luminous complexion is a testament to her holistic approach to well-being. Laura shares, attributing her radiant skin to quitting smoking and abstaining from alcohol. Her secret to beauty is simple yet profound – hydration, rest, and home-cooked meals prepared with love.