When Sting, lead singer of the Police, sat in L.A. for one of artist Willa Shalit's "lifecasts," he joined a list of her celebrated subjects that includes Muhammad Ali, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carly Simon. Shalit, 27, the daughter of Today show film critic Gene, applies oil to a subject's face, then adds layers of quick-setting, plaster-impregnated gauze. Afterward a casting is made from the mold. "Sting was quite intrigued with the process," says Shalit, who's compiling a book. "This one came out in the sharp focus we wanted. I did another mask of him that was very relaxed." Sting kept that one for himself.
In Zelig, Mia Farrow plays a world-class shrink opposite her real-life beau and the movie's star, Woody Allen. But at home in New York her principal role is as Mom to her seven kids: Matthew, Sascha and Fletcher (by ex-husband André Previn) and adopted Asian children Soon Yi, Lark Song, Daisy and Moses. Most mornings part of the job includes personally escorting (from left) Fletcher, Moses and Lark Song to a liberal private school a few blocks from home.