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On May 1st, Elle Fanning attended the Hulu 2019 Upfront presentation for ‘The Great” starring herself and Nicholas Hoult. Find pictures of the event in the gallery as well as the very first look of the TV series.

A royal woman living in rural Austria during the seventeenth century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.
TV Series “The Great” stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult as Peter. Out in 2020 on Hulu.
April 30th, 2019  No Comments Articles, News Segments, Press

The Jury of Cannes 2019 welcomes, under the first ever presidence of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, four women and four men, from four continents and from seven different nationalities : Elle Fanning, Maimouna N’Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Alice Rohrwacher, Enki Bilal, Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos & Paweł Pawlikowski. The Jury will reveal their prizes on Saturday, May 25 during the Closing Ceremony.


Elle Fanning – Actress / United States

World famous American actress Elle Fanning made her debut as a child appearing in films including Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s Babel, selected in Competition in Cannes in 2006, Phoebe in Wonderland (2008) and Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere (2010). In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role in J. J. Abrams’Super 8, for which she received a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. She has since had leading roles in We bought a Zoo (2011), Ginger & Rosa (2012), Maleficient (2014), 3 Generations (2015), 20th Century Women (2016) and Mary Shelley (2017). She came back in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2016 with The Neon Demon by Nicolas Winding Refn and in 2017 with The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola. Last year, she starred in Mélanie Laurent’s Galveston. She can currently be seen in Teen Spirit by director Max Minghella.

April 18th, 2019  No Comments Appearances, Gallery Updates

On April 16, Elle visited The Late Late Show. Find pictures in the gallery and videos below :


Elle is featured in the digital magazine Who What Wear with a brand new interview! A new photoshoot was released along with the interview, and we’ve uploaded it to our photo gallery.

Unlike most actresses I interview, Elle Fanning is someone I’ve met before. During my time working at Rodarte, I spent time with the young teen on the set of photo shoots (like one lensed by Bill Owens), short videos, and fittings for red carpet appearances as she was carving out a path to become A-list star. On set, I would chat with Elle, and with her mother or grandmother, who always accompanied her to the projects she was filming. You could immediately sense how grounded, and very outside the Hollywood norm, they all were. This was perhaps best summed up when one day I received a box filled with a vintage vanity set (an elegant mirror, soapbox, and comb in retro pastel shades) and a handwritten note from Fanning—a rare and thoughtful gesture, especially from someone who didn’t yet have her driver’s license.

Fast-forward to 2019. It’s been at least five years since I’ve worked with Fanning, and her fame has only catapulted. She’s played Princess Aurora opposite Angelina Joie in Maleficent (with an upcoming sequel scheduled for release in October), starred in her second film directed by Sofia Coppola, and has been signed as the face of Miu Miu and L’Oréal.

As I arrive to meet with Fanning, I don’t expect the actress to recall our time working together years earlier, but as she walked in, she turned to give me a hug and one thing is immediately clear—she’s unlike most celebrities I’ve met.


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April 11th, 2019  No Comments Candids, Gallery Updates

As the Teen Spirit promotion kicked through, Elle has been photographed a lot during her stay in New-York. Find pictures from April 04 in the gallery.

April 6th, 2019  1 Comment Appearances, Gallery Updates

On April 4, Elle Fanning was in New-York to promote Teen Sprit (out April 5 in cinemas!). She visited SiriusXM Studios and the Tonight Show.

April 5th, 2019  No Comments Uncategorized

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April 4th, 2019  No Comments Photoshoots, Scans, Videos

Elle is on the cover of Teen Vogue’s Special Edition! She talks about her latest movie Teen Spirit, her love for singing and functioning under pressure. A new photoshoot was released along with the issue, and we’ve uploaded it to our photo gallery.

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There’s a scene near the end of Elle Fanning’s new movie Teen Spirit where she performs Sigrid’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe” in the finals of a singing competition. Her character, Violet Valenski, the young daughter of a Polish immigrant, sees the contest as a way out of her small town, where her days are spent going to school, working in a restaurant to support herself and her mother, and taking care of her family’s goats and horses.

As Violet belts the song’s chorus, she tears the mic off the stand, throwing herself around onstage like Dua Lipa or Gwen Stefani (who has a song on the soundtrack). Violet puts those years of dancing in her room to “Just a Girl” to good use, eventually rising to the top, where she is confronted with the stakes of her burgeoning fame.

Violet is trying to achieve a lifelong dream, but in the finals, Elle transcends her character, fulfilling her own lifelong dream of being a singer. And as she loses herself in the song, wailing lyrics like “I throw myself from heights that used to scare me” with wild emotion, she’s also, well, us, embodying that hidden part of ourselves that yearns to be seen, to be recognized for what we can do and to be adored for it — and as we encounter success, to maintain some semblance of what made us unique in the first place.

That’s the conflict at the crux of Teen Spirit, a pop movie-musical that follows the introverted-outsider Violet’s journey through the rounds of an American Idol–type singing competition until she makes it to the finals. Written and directed by The Handmaid’s Tale actor Max Minghella, executive-produced by Jamie Bell, and produced by La La Land’s Fred Berger, Teen Spirit is a gritty commentary on what it takes to become a star while retaining some part of your original self.

Elle is aware that this kind of story is captivating for audiences, as evidenced by the number of films with similar arcs, like the aforementioned La La Land and the recent Lady Gaga–led remake of A Star Is Born. See also: Burlesque, Almost Famous, and even one of Elle’s other movies, The Neon Demon, where a young girl becomes a supermodel to terrifying consequences.

“It’s a fairy tale. A girl or boy from a small town enters the big city and has their first experience with stardom,” Elle tells Teen Vogue. “I don’t think people will ever really stop telling that story.”

Surprisingly, Teen Spirit was Elle’s first time really singing in a movie, in an already prolific career filled with indie flicks like How to Talk to Girls at Parties and 20th Century Women, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and Somewhere, and big-budget Disney hits like Maleficent, and its sequel slated for release later this year. At first Elle wasn’t considered for the role of Violet; she heard about Teen Spirit from a press release announcing Minghella as the director — not a traditional agent or casting call — and she reached out to set up a meeting.

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April 3rd, 2019  No Comments Appearances

Elle attended the “Teen Spirit” special screening in Hollywood last night! She was joined by her sister Dakota Fanning, as well as the movie’s crew. She was wearing Rodarte and L’Oreal Lip Dew.

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Current Projects
All the Bright Places (TBA)
Elle Fanning as Violet Markey

The story of Violet and Theodore, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they discover that even the smallest places and moments can mean something.

The Great (2020)
Elle Fanning as Catherine

A royal woman living in rural Austria during the seventeenth century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.

Maleficent 2 (2019)
Elle Fanning as Aurora

The complex relationship of Maleficent and Aurora continues to be explored as they face new threats to the magical land of the Moors.

Teen Spirit (2019)
Elle Fanning as Violet

Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition.

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