Jessica Chastain has been revealed as the new face of Yves Saint Laurent.

The actress will front a beauty campaign for the French luxury company's new fragrance Manifesto, WWD reports.

Chastain said of the announcement: "Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that inspires me deeply. Since its creation, the brand has conveyed strong values that I cherish, such as an unwavering commitment, absolute love and feminine audacity.

"This new fragrance is an emblem of it all. I am [excited] to be part of this beautiful adventure."

YSL said that it was impressed with Chastain's "subtle strength", "solar charm" and "free mind".

Chastain joins fellow actress Emily Blunt, who is the face of the brand's Opium fragrance.

Manifesto will be available to purchase from August.

Chastain the new face of YSL's fragrance Manifesto