Léa Seydoux plays a sexy,  intelligent and visceral character in the new James Bond film 'Spectre.' (Photo: GQ)

Léa Seydoux plays a sexy, intelligent and visceral character in the new James Bond film ‘Spectre.’ (Photo: GQ Australia)

Léa Seydoux, the ultra sexy, sophisticated French indie actress, has made major inroads in Hollywood after appearing in a high-profile role in the new James Bond film “Spectre” with Daniel Craig.

Seydoux, 29, plays Madeleine Swann, a psychologist working at a private medical clinic in the Austrian Alps.

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She becomes wrapped up with Bond because of her sinister father, the mysterious Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), an assassin. He’s an associate of Franz Oberhauser (Christoph Waltz), who heads SPECTRE, a highly secret crime organization.

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Bond must protect her because he believes she’s the key to uncovering SPECTRE and her life is in danger.

Seydoux cuts against type for the stereotypical Bond girl. She’s less a busty bikini babe and more a thinking man’s sex symbol.

She’s strong; she’s like Bond in a way,” Seydoux says of her character.

“She’s not what you expect; she’s a real character, deeply intelligent and independent, complex, strong and modern.”

In many ways the character she describes is much like the indie characters she’s played–emotional, powerful, visceral and sexual.

And it partly explains her.

“You can seduce with your brain. And, it’s attractive, non, to be a smart girl,” she explains in a recent interview.

Speaking of seduction, Seydoux won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a lesbian seductress in the film “Blue Is the Warmest Color.” The film, which included explicit sex scenes, also won for best picture.

Most of her work has been in French indie pictures, but she also appeared in 2009’s “Inglourious Basterds,” Woody Allen’s 2011 film “Midnight in Paris” and Tom Cruise’s movie, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”

Last year, she appeared in off-beat comedy, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and has another film debuting in 2016, a French-Canadian drama “It’s Only the End of the World.”

Check out her video below and her excruciatingly seductive photos in the Australian edition of GQ’s November issue. Be sure to follow IM on Twitter; your support is important to us.