Date of Birth: September 27, 1992
Sasha Luss is a Russian model-turned-actress. Born in eastern Russia, she moved with her family to Moscow at a young age. Rather than modeling as a primary interest, Sasha preferred to spend her time on her hobbies, which were writing and dancing.
She was a frequent participant in ballet competitions until she suffered an ankle injury, which prevented her from continuing competitively. It was only due to the large amount of compliments regarding her looks from her mother’s friends, and even strangers, that sparked a level of interest and potential in modeling.
When the girl was 13, her mother took Sasha to visit a modeling agency, where she was signed on the spot. Though she found a new career path, it came with disapproval from her grandmother, according to Sasha. Her grandmother believed that modeling was a terrible and immoral business.
Her modeling has placed her on the forefront of some the most widely known brands, including Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Lanvin, Dior Beauty, Balmain, Oscar de la Renta, Max Mara, Tommy Hilfiger, LA Perla, Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Caronlina Herrera, and Moncler.
Her wide exposure as a model caught the eye of French director Luc Besson, who subseqeuently cast her in a minor role as Princess Lïhio-Minaa in his adaptation of the comic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2016).
Besson also cast her in his next film, the action thriller Anna (2019), which gave Sasha her first starring role, as a Russian assassin.