Cannes is that opportunity for creative in the film industry to gain the recognition they deserve. Many times, admittedly, I have to Google descriptions to figure out who’s who. Other times I’m taken aback by those who are tagged “unknown” in credit, like French actress, Eva Green.

I was first introduced to Green in the movie Cracks. A film about a falsely adored teacher, Miss G, in an all girl’s boarding school that takes a sudden turn for the worst, when a new student, Fiamma, catches Miss G’s eye. Her pale skin, crimson lips and shocking baby blues make each character she plays onscreen, or on the redcarpet. Her beauty, like the other women on the list, is understated, natural and seemingly effortless.

From Eva Green to right: Eva Green in ELIE SAAB; Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace; Marion Cotillard in Maison Martin Margiela; Paz Vega in Fratirini Couture; Bar Rafaeli in ELIE SAAB; Bianca Brandolini d’Adda in Giambattista Valli; Carole Bouquet in CHANEL; Charlotte Gainsbourg in LOUIS VUITTON; Eniko Mihalik in DSquared2; Hilary Swank in Atelier Versace; Milla Jovovich in CHANEL; Riley Keough in LOUIS VUITTON; Zhang Ziyi in Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane; Aymeline Valade in Pallas; Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin in CHANEL.