First Monroe… now Pitt: Brad set to make fragrance history as the first male face of Chanel No.5


First Monroe… now Pitt: Brad set to make fragrance history as the first male face of Chanel No.5

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07:39 GMT, 9 May 2012

It is the well-known fragrance that was famously the only thing that Marilyn Monroe wore in bed.

But after she and countless other beautiful actresses put their faces to Chanel No.5, times are a-changing for the French fashion house's scent.

So much so that for the first time in its 90 year history, the perfume is set to be endorsed by its first ever male celebrity in the form of Brad Pitt.

Making history: Brad Pitt has been unveiled as the first ever male face of Chanel No.5

Making history: Brad Pitt has been unveiled as the first ever male face of Chanel No.5

The actor and director has been unveiled as the new face of Chanel No.5 and follows in the footsteps of not just Miss Monroe but Catherine Deneuve and Nicole Kidman, who was unveiled as the face in 2003.

According to E! Online, will receive a seven-figure sum for his trouble and a source told the site that Pitt, 48, will shoot his first advertising campaign in London this week.

Nightwear: Marilyn Monroe, the first celebrity face of the fragrance, famously wore a few drops of it to bed and nothing else

Nightwear: Marilyn Monroe, the first celebrity face of the fragrance, famously wore a few drops of it to bed and nothing else

Brad, who is engaged to actress Angelina
Jolie, 36, with whom he has six children, has recently bought a new
house with his fiance in leafy Richmond in south west London so he will
be in the city for the campaign.

The property, according to the Sun, is called Whornes Place which they rented for 30,000 a month last summer when Pitt was filming his zombie movie World War Z.

Sensual: Nicole Kidman became the face of the scent in 2003 in a series of alluring ad campaigns

Sensual: Nicole Kidman became the face of the scent in 2003 in a series of alluring ad campaigns

They are planning to stay at the property – which has an indoor pool, 15th century wooden beams and topiary elephants in the garden – for three years as Jolie also has filming commitments in the capital.

The property and a source told the paper: 'Brad and Angelina hold an affection for the UK, so this investment makes sense.

'They loved it when they were in the UK
last year. They like the culture and are happy for their children to
receive schooling here. They think Richmond is a beautiful part of the
world.'

New digs: Brad and his fiance Angelina Jolie are believed to have bought this house in Richmond, London, where they plan to live with their six children for the next three years

New digs: Brad and his fiance Angelina Jolie are believed to have bought this house in Richmond, London, where they plan to live with their six children for the next three years

And the paper also reported that Brad also plans to have some fun while Angelina is filming and is planning a trip to Manchester to see the Stone Roses this summer at Heaton Park.

A source said: 'Brad’s a big fan of the band and will be
at a loose end while Angelina is filming in the UK. He’s asked for four
tickets and thinks it will be the ideal way to spend a June weekend.'

Big fan: While Jolie films in London, Brad is planning a trip to Manchester to go and watch the Stone Roses

Big fan: While Jolie films in London, Brad is planning a trip to Manchester to go and watch the Stone Roses