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Winter 2016


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S ophie Marceau has spent her lifetime – both on screen a n d o f f – e m b o d y i n g t h e essence of what it means to be Parisian. The actress carries with her the same air of sophistication and sense of sle that has for so long been associated with the Ci of Light. It was this essence that first captured the attention of famed filmmaker Claude Pinoteau when Marceau, at just 14 years of age, wandered into his studio one day, intrigued by the casting process and curious about whether not she might have what it takes to become a movie star. The story goes that Marceau was simply hoping to make some money for a summer holiday. Pinoteau and his crew were enchanted, and the young Marceau was immediately cast in the romantic comedy La Boum (1980). She would soon capture hearts around the world as the young lady coping with the trials and tribulations of teenage life. Paris provided the backdrop to that box-office smash, and it has played a role in Marceau's life away from the spotlight too: as her home. As the star of the television commercial for sThe Parisian Macao, Sands China Ltd.'s new fully integrated resort – and sister proper to The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, and Sands Bethlehem – Marceau turns to the words of some of the world's original artists when asked how best to describe what it means to be Parisian. "The impressionists said that Paris has three colors: pink, blue and grey. Primarily, these define the soul and character of the ci," she muses. And though Marceau's career has taken her across the globe, she always finds herself returning to the ci of her birth. She describes her perfect day, spent wandering in her hometown. "I wake up and go out to get the paper and freshly baked bread from the boulangerie," says Marceau. "It is leading lady Sophie Marceau at The Venetian Macao for the Asian Film Awards in March 2016. 84 w I n T e r 2 016 / 17 |

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