Raised in Aix-en-Provence, France, by her Austrian-born father and Egyptian-born mother. Her family moved to Bali, where her parents met, for a year when she was 14. Left school early to pursue acting and singing. Studied acting at the Cours Florent and Studio Pygmalion in Paris. Sang "Loin de Paname"in the 2008 French film Paris 36; itwas nominated for the Best Original Song Oscarin 2010. Honored withthe 2009Lumiere Awardfor Most Promising Young Actress and the2009 toile d'Or for Best Female Newcomer due to her performance in Paris 36. Is the face of the Guerlain perfume Idylle. Has a tattoo of her younger sister Lea's nameon her right arm; and Lea has a tattoo of Nora's name of hers.