VANESSA PARADIS cites Marilyn Monroe as one of her all-time life inspirations. The actress – who is currently promoting her latest film, Café de Flore – is known for being one of France’s treasured exports, but her success doesn’t stop her from having her own personal heroes.
“When I was really young, I think I was six years old, I found this book on my parents’ book shelf and it was these pictures, I hadn’t seen movies of her – and I got really mesmerised by this beautiful deep soul,” she told W. “And then I started to see the movies and listen to the records and I listened to her singing. And we never speak of how great a singer she was. She had an amazing voice. Everyone always talked about her beauty, her dramatic life. She had an amazing jazz voice. She was the one for me and she still is.”