IN FOR LOVE ALONE, A CBS-TV MOVIE airing Jan. 7 and based on Ivana Trump's 1992 roman à clef, Danish-born actress Sanna Vraa plays the Ivana-styled protagonist, a Czech ski champ named Katrinka Graham who slaloms between love affairs. But Vraa's own life plays like something out of (forgive us, Ivana) a Jackie Collins novel. You want beautiful rags to riches? At 15, Vraa was a shy loner on her grandparents' farm in Hobro, Denmark. At 19, she began a $500-a-day modeling career. In 1985, she switched to acting, landing bit parts in films and TV.
As a headstrong heroine, Vraa, now 32, certainly qualifies. "When I don't like something I say so," she says. "I'm not always popular. I've butted heads with so many people"—especially fashion photographers, who often complained that she had an attitude. However, Ivana, who met her on the Love set in Montreal in 1993, admires Vraa's spunk. "She had twisted her ankle," says the newly remarried ex-Mrs. Trump. "She was in a wheelchair when she wasn't acting. But she had a smile. She was very brave."
Vraa returns the compliment. "Ivana was very nice," says Vraa, who, after the movie wrapped, lunched with her in New York City. Later they went shopping for jewelry. "She said, 'Oh, I have to have one of those!' " says Vraa. "I was like, 'I don't have any of these.' " But she identified with Ivana. "We're both passionate," she says.
Especially about their men. "I fall—boom—head over heels," sighs Vraa, who in 1989 wed Manhattan nightclub entrepreneur Eric Goode. But, she says, "there was jealousy on both sides." She and Goode divorced in 1994. Last Sept. 23, she wed Darius Azari, 35, an L.A. photographer. Their son Cyrus is now 8 weeks old. "Darius says he's stubborn," says Vraa, "just like his mom."
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