It is said that when a person loses one sense, the others will become more finely tuned. In the case of buttery French croissant Emmanuelle Laborit, she may not have a sense of hearing, but that’s only intensified her skin sense! Though Laborit was born deaf, she learned to speak and use sign language at a young age, and her involvement with school plays in her childhood led to steady pro work on the French stage. In 1994 she switched to the big screen and shortly thereafter broke out her sweater souffle in Le Propre de l’homme (1996). Emmanuelle’s subsequent screen presence has been sadly scant, but fans can turn to Marianna Ucrìa (1997), Retour à la vie (2000), and Stille Liebe (2001) to further butter their baguettes.