France's Cyrielle Claire, Who Gives the Tube Its Newest Squeeze in CBS' Hot Paint
updated 03/21/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/21/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST
Her career has been smooth sailing. Born in Paris, Cyrielle earned a master's in economics from the Sorbonne before deciding that Molière was considerably more appealing than matters macro and micro. Acting since she was 20, Claire has gained a critical following, though not a popular one. "Her talent is underestimated in France," says her friend, sculptor Igor Ustinov (Peter's son), "because she doesn't cater to the masses." Of course, she did star in a movie, Dragon Blood, but generally she's dedicated to her craft.
Not all of Claire's world is the stage. She shares her apartment in the 16th arrondissement with her slightly deaf Shih Tzu, Nini, and her boyfriend of two years. "I want to marry my lover and have two children during the next five years," says Claire, with precision. "Unfortunately, the only thing I can cook is a boiled egg, so I might have to budget my time to improve my domestic talents."