1. Bonjour! West was born on August 11, 1987 in La Ville-Lumiére (or Paris, France).
2. The 26-year-old star speaks French and English fluently. She also knows some German and Spanish. Impressive, no?
3. At the ripe old age of 10, West nabbed a role in 1999 film The Messenger: The Story of Joan Of Arc.
4. West started taking acting classes as a teen, though she has said that her “desire to perform was always there.”
5. West may have chosen the creative route, but she was raised by an accountant father and business interpreter mother.