The pregnant Oscar winner is the new face of London fragrance

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 13, 2006 08:25 AM

The Constant Gardener star Rachel Weisz may have fit her pregnant figure into a sleek black Narciso Rodriguez gown when she accepted her Best Supporting Actress Oscar last week, but her face belongs to Burberry.

The British actress, 35, who is seven months pregnant, is the new face of the British fashion house’s fragrance, London, which is described as light and floral with a rich undertone.

Weisz, whose companion is 37-year-old director Darren Aronofsky, tells the Associated Press: “I’m British. I grew up with Burberry being the ultimate brand in chic, elegance and history. My granny, the chicest lady I ever knew, had a Burberry raincoat. Now it’s a cool and edgy fashion house, too.”

Weisz, admitting she’s particularly fond of perfumes with a sandalwood base, says that that her sense of smell has been heightened by her pregnancy. She also says that she is craving cheese.