Lenoir was first spotted by Ford Models when she was just 16 years of age. In 2001, Lenoir signed with L’Oréal, and has since appeared in their advertisements alongside supermodel Laetitia Casta and long-term model and actress Andie MacDowell. She has also worked for Victoria’s Secret, Gap, Next, and many others. Lenoir is currently the face of UK high-street retailer Marks & Spencer, and can be seen in various British magazines and billboards alongside fellow models Twiggy and Laura Bailey.
More recently, Lenoir also appeared opposite Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek in the film After the Sunset, as well as in Rush Hour 3, for which she shaved her head bald. In early 2007 she was seen sporting a short bleached haircut.
Lenoir was born in Versailles, Yvelines, France.Her mother comes from Réunion and has Malagasy ancestry. Her family moved first to Gif-sur-Yvette and then to Versailles where she was discovered and started her career in modelling. After a relationship with rapper Stomy Bugsy, she married international football player Claude Makélélé of Paris Saint-Germain. They have a son named Kelyan Makélélé (born 2 February 2005).
Rush Hour 3 August (2007) – Geneviève
Gomez contre Tavarès (2007)
Le Doublure (2006) – Karine
Jeff et Léo, flics et jumeaux – Anna (1 episode, 2004)
After the Sunset (2004) – Mooré’s Girl
Gomez & Tavarès (2003) – Gina
Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002) – Chamandra
On n’est pas couché – Herself (1 episode, 11 June 2007)
French Beauty – Herself (2005)
Le Grand journal de Canal+ – Herself (1 episode, 2005)
20h10 pétantes – Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Tout le monde en parle – Herself (3 episode, 2000-2003)
She also hosted a show on Trace TV for 2 years.