Marion Cotillard talks about the 1940s in a vintage spotted dress while shooting scenes in Croatia for iconic war photographer Lee Miller

French actress Marion Cotillard was spotted getting into character while filming her latest film in Croatia.

The 46-year-old was photographed wearing a polka dot dress, a brown summer hat and sunglasses with a cigarette in hand as she stood looking out over a balcony while on set in the village of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

She stars as Solange D’Hayen in Lee’s historical biopic about the life of Vogue model turned World War II correspondent Lee Miller.

On set: French actress Marion Cotillard was seen getting into character while filming her latest film in Croatia

Marion stars alongside actors Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Josh O’Connor.

The film, titled Lee, tells the story of a photojournalist’s life and experiences during her journey to the front lines of World War II and her attempt to uncover the horrific truth about the Nazis.

The actress looked relaxed in her role, with a concerned expression on her face, keeping in character during the shoot.

Her hair was pulled back into voluminous curls and she wore dark red lips, which went perfectly with her understated French look.

Character: The 46-year-old was dressed in a polka dot dress, a brown summer hat and sunglasses

Setting: She was holding a cigarette while looking over a balcony in Croatia

Character: The 46-year-old was dressed in a polka dot dress, a brown summer hat and sunglasses as she held a cigarette and looked out over the balcony.

Relaxed: Marion stars as Solange D'Hayen in historical biopic

Relaxed: Marion stars as Solange D’Hayen in historical biopic Leigh, which follows the life of Vogue model turned World War II correspondent Lee Miller

Hidden past: Lee (pictured with Frederick Laws in 1950) buried the records of her remarkable life in boxes in the attic of her Sussex home

Hidden past: Lee (pictured with Frederick Laws in 1950) buried the records of her remarkable life in boxes in the attic of her Sussex home

After returning to post-war Britain, Leigh buried records of her wartime work in boxes in the attic of her home in Sussex, and her photographs were only discovered after her death when her son found them.

Throughout her journey, she realizes the truth about her past – after she was raped when she was just seven years old.

In 1914, Lee was sent to stay with family friends near New York while her mother, Florence, was ill in the hospital. While there, she was raped and infected with gonorrhea – apparently by a friend or relative of the family she was staying with.

Later in his life, the New York fashion photographer went from appearing in American Vogue to witnessing the horrors of Nazi Germany first hand – becoming one of the most important photographers of the 20th century.

Snaps: Marion's hair was styled into voluminous curls and she sported dark red lips, which went perfectly with her low-key French look

Snaps: Marion’s hair was styled into voluminous curls and she sported dark red lips, which went perfectly with her low-key French look

Teamwork: The Movie Titled

Teamwork: The film, titled Lee, follows the life and experiences of a photojournalist as she travels to the front lines of World War II and tries to uncover the horrific truth about the Nazis.

One of two combat photographers during World War II, she was also one of the few female correspondents who dared to visit liberated concentration camps.

Before World War II, she worked as a cover girl in the 20s and worked with surrealist artists in Europe before starting a career as a photojournalist.

She felt that photography was “ideal for women as a profession because I think women adapt faster and better than men.” And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities faster than men.

In 1937, Picasso painted six portraits of Lee, including one in which she had a third eye.

After a period of living in Cairo, she returned to Paris, where she met the British surrealist artist and curator Roland Penrose, who went on to teach the use of camouflage during World War II.

Busy: The crew was filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Friday, where Marion Cotillard filmed scenes as Solange

Busy: Lee’s crew was filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia on Friday, with Marion Cotillard filming scenes as Solange

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