Crossing paths with the untamable Jeanne Toussaint was a shock for Louis Cartier. Wild, independent and creative, the beautiful Jeanne wasn’t the kind a woman one can easily win over. She was a smoker, that’s for the era’s irreverence. When Cartier gifted her a cigarette case adorned with a panther, she immediately fell in love with it. This marked the start of their collaboration. Today, Ella Balinska is as independent as Jeanne Toussaint was back in the day. She’s a diamond in the rough only just revealing her many facets on the big screen. You won’t ever hear her deny she had to go from job to job before making it, she’s a contemporary woman who is proud of the struggles she had to overcome before finding her place in the film industry. She often put these principles into practice since she also studies martial arts at the Academy of Performance Combat. A little extra that helped her get cast as one of the Charlie’s Angels in the film’s remake, along with Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott.