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Pirelli Calendar 2017 - backstage


30 August 2016

Photographed in May and June 2016, for 4 weeks, the Pirelli 2017 Calendar was produced by Peter Lindbergh. Known for his cinematic images, Peter Lindbergh is recognized as one of the most influential contemporary photographers. This is the third Pirelli Calendar by Peter Lindbergh, after the 1996 California (El Mirage Desert) and the 2002 Los Angeles (Paramount Studio). The 2017 calendar was photographed in five places between Europe and the United States (Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York and Le Touquet) and includes fifteen talented personalities, you will find short biographies:

Alicia Vikander is a Swiss actress, dancer and producer. In 2014 and 2015, Alicia Vikander was globally recognized and acclaimed for his activist role, Vera Brittain, Youth in memoirs. In 2015, she shared the stage with Eddie Redmayne in the film critically acclaimed The Danish Girl. Photographed in Berlin

Nicole Kidman is an actress and producer of Australian films. The roles that made her famous are those in the thriller Dead Calm in 1989 and the television miniseries Bangkok Hilton. Photographed in Los Angeles

Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese actress. She is considered "one of the four most promising Chinese actresses." Her first major role was in The Road Home. Photographed in Los Angeles

Julianne Moore is a British-American actress, prolific cinema since the 1990s, she is especially known for her interpretations of emotionally troubled women, both in auteur films and Hollywood films. Photographed in New York

Uma Thurman is an American actress and model. She played leading roles in different types of films, the romantic comedies to drama, through the science fiction and action movies. Photographed in New York

Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her big screen debut in the horror film Urban Legends: Bloody Mary had an important role in the independent drama Restricted Tanner Hall. She also appeared in The Girl with the Dragon and more recently in Carol alongside Cate Blanchett. Photographed in New York

Robin Wright is an American actress and director. She currently plays Claire Underwood, featured in the famous series House of Cards, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - making her the first actress to win a Golden Globe for a television series. Photographed in New York

Jessica Chastain is an American actress and film producer. She is known to extensively prepare her roles that are usually emotionally exhausting. Photographed in New York

Penelope Cruz Sanchez, professionally known as Penelope Cruz, is a Spanish actress and model. Spotted by an agent at the age of 15, she debuted as an actress for 1 year and played in her first feature film the following year, in the movie Ham, Ham. Photographed in New York

Lupita Nyong'o Amondi is an actress and director of Mexican-Kenyan films. Immediately after graduating from Yale, Nyong'o landed the role that made her a star in the historical drama of Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave. Photographed in New York

Charlotte Rampling, OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent order of the British Empire), is an English actress, model and singer, known for her work in films by European authors in three languages, English, French and Italian. Charlotte Rampling is an icon of the 60s'. Photographed in London Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent order of the British Empire), is an English actress. She began her career at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and is one of the few to have met the "Triple Crown of Acting" (Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award) Photographed in London

Kate Winslet, CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent order of the British Empire), is an actress and British singer. She received an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and three BAFTA Awards. Photographed in London

Léa Seydoux is a French actress. She began her career in French cinema, appearing in films like An Old Mistress and The War. Since then, she has appeared in big Hollywood films like Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood and Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Photographed in London

Special guest: Anastasia Ignatova graduated in International Relations from the Faculty of Journalism, teaches political science at the Moscow State University for International Relations. She is an entrepreneur in the medical field and is passionate about design. In her free time, she designs and creates jewelry. She met Peter Lindbergh in 2015. Photographed in the town of Le Touquet - France