Hollywood star Natalie Portman considers French citizenship and reveals: 'Nothing is more important than my personal life'
'Everything has drawn me towards having a French family,' says actress
14:20 GMT, 22 August 2012
She has had a successful Hollywood career since appearing in Leon at the age of 13.
And in 2011 she won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her performance in ballet thriller Black Swan.
But 31-year-old American-Israeli actress Natalie Portman has admitted that her family life as a wife and mother will always come first, and that she is even considering becoming a French citizen in order to have the same nationality as her husband and baby son.
Natalie Portman with her French husband Benjamin Millepied at the 2011 Golden Globe awards in LA
Natalie Portman with her husband – then partner – Benjamin Millepied and their baby Aleph in Paris in June
Portman married her 35-year-old French ballet dancer-choreographer beau
Benjamin Millepied in California at the beginning of the month, and the couple have a one-year-old son, Aleph,
'Nothing is more important than my personal life,' Portman recently told France's Madame Figaro magazine.
'It's something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial.'
Portman went on to say: 'I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality. It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself.
'I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Bcaud's song. Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family.'
Natalie Portman in LA with adorable baby Aleph who she has admitted is more important than any acting role
Indeed, we have become so used to
seeing Portman in family mode – dressed down and
with her adorable baby fastened to her hip – that it was quite a surprise when the star appeared even more dressed down: stripping off and going topless for a new Christian Dior beauty advert.
But little Aleph, one, needn't worry about his mother embarrassing him just yet.
The Oscar-winner de-robed for the classy photo shoot with photographer Mario Sorrenti to promote the brand's new Diorskin Nude range.
In one picture, she is draped topless over a chaise lounge pulling her hair off her face which is made up naturally with products including Dior lip colour 169 Grge.
Natalie Portman strips off in the new advert for Christian Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lipcolor
In another close-up shot, she faces the camera with her arms and hair covering her chest to protect her modesty, while in another she is completely naked curled in the foetal position on a rug.
In an accompanying statement, Portman said: 'I chose the colour Grge because it's the one I'd pick to wear myself.The number  contains different dates that
are important to me and my family.'
Dior promise their foundation, which will be on sale nationwide from 14 September, will give wearers a natural, radiant glow.
As well as the foundations, priced at 31, lip and nail shades in a nude palette are also available. Natalie wears one of the Rouge Dior Nude shades in the adverts.
Dior said the lipsticks, which cost 25, are innovative because they don't colour lips but 'blush' them for a more natural look.
The Oscar-winning actress wears the brand's new 'nude' range which promises a more natural look
Natalie Portman has stripped off completely for Dior's new make-up campaign
It is, of course, not the first time Mrs Portman-Millepied has taken her top off for Dior.
That first happened when she appeared in an advert to promote the brand's Miss Dior Cherie perfume in Janaury 2011.
Natalie Portman first posed topless for Dior in an advertisement for Miss Dior Cherie fragrance in January 2011
Natalie Portman strips off for Miss Dior perfume
Portamn in a still for Black Swan, left, the film for which she won an Oscar, right, and on which she met her dancer-choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied