Who’s That Girl? 10 Names to Know From Cannes Opening Ceremony

by The Daily Front Row

A-listers were out in full force at the 69th Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony last night—Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, et al—but we wondered, just who were those less-familiar faces on the tapis rouge?

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Model Bianca Balti attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Bianca Balti has made major waves in the modeling world, having landed her first cover with L’Officiel, shot by Alexi Lubomirski, and her first big ad campaign with Dolce & Gabbana. The IMG model’s other international covers and campaigns: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, CosmopolitanMarie Claire, Playboy, Roberto Cavalli, Donna Karan, Christian Dior, Valentino, Armani Jeans, Missoni, Rolex, Guess?, Paco Rabanne, Anna Molinari, Guerlain, Revlon, La Perla, Cesare Paciotti, Mango, and Thierry Mugler.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Actress Frederique Bel attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Frederique Bel is a French film, television and voice actress well known for playing a character named Dorothy Doll in La Minute Blonde and Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au Bon Dieu?

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Ni Ni attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Ni Ni is a 27-year-old Chinese actress best known for her role as Yu Mo in the 2011 film The Flowers of War directed by Zhang Yimou. She’s often referred to as a “Mou Girl,” a female star in one of Yimou’s films.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Actress Liu Yifei attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Liu Yifei wearing Dior Haute Couture (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Liu Yifei is a Chinese actress, model, and singer. After attending Beijing Film Academy, she landed multiple roles, and has starred alongside Jet Li and Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Sabrina Ouazani attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Sabrina Ouazani, 27, is a French actress of Algerian descent known for The PastInch’Allah, and Games of Love and Chance. According to IMDB, she has five films coming out this year.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Actress Araya A. Hargate attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Araya A. Hargate, a 33-year-old British-Thai actress, has an ambassadorship with L’Oreal Paris, and is becoming known for her Cannes red carpet style, in the past wearing Zac Posen, Kaufmanfranco, and Giambattista Valli.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Leila Bekhti attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Leila Bekhti wearing Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Leila Bekhti, a 32-year-old French actress, may ring a bell with French cinephiles—she’s popular for her roles in Tout ce qui brille (2007), Paris, je t’aime, and Sheitan, and most recently is the French voice in The Jungle Book—while others may recognize the beaut as a face of L’Oreal Paris.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Alice Taglioni arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Alice Taglioni wearing Giambattista Valli (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Alice Taglioni, a 39-year-old French actress, started out as a pianist for the Music Conservatory of Paris, but took theater classes to overcome shyness. She is known for her roles in romantic French comedies like Détrom­pez-vous, Notre univers impi­toyable, Ca$h, Sans arme, nihaine, ni violence, and Paris-Manhattan.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Barbara Meier attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Barbara Meier (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Barbara Meier is a German model who was scouted out at a local mall for a spot on Germany’s Next Top Model, and took home the gold. She’s landed a variety of German magazine covers including Cosmo, plus Vogue Taiwan and Grazia. Meier worked alongside fellow German mod Heidi Klum for a TV commercial for (go figure) McDonald’s.

 

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Victoria Bonya attends the "Cafe Society" premiere and the Opening Night Gala during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Victoria Bonya in Zuhair Murad (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Victoria Bonya got her start on a hit Russian reality TV show, Dom 2 (similar to Big Brother), and eventually landed a career as a model, actress, and radio and TV presenter.

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