Brad Pitt to be new face of Chanel No.5 perfume

Brad Pitt is to be the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume Credit: AP Photo/Dan Steinberg

Brad Pitt is to be the new face of Chanel No.5 perfume, one of the most famous fragrances in the world, the French fashion house have announced.

A statement on its Twitter account said: "Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No.5."

Chanel gave no details but the deal is thought to mark the first time that the iconic perfume for women will be marketed by a man.

Pitt, 48, the star of movies like "Moneyball" and "Ocean's Eleven," joins the likes of Nicole Kidman and Catherine Deneuve who have represented the fragrance.

Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by legendary French designer Coco Chanel in 1922.