Most Beautiful

Estelle Hallyday

UPDATED 05/09/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 05/09/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

Mortals, take heart: Even French supermodel Estelle Hallyday suffers from thigh anxiety. The 27-year-old prods her legs accusingly, bemoaning the five pounds she gained on a recent trip to Spain. "I eat everything" she sighs. Gluttony should look so good. A belle extraordinaire, from her tumbling tresses to the blue tattoo on her left foot, Hallyday is France's hottest modeling export, floating down the runways of designers such as Thierry Mugler, posing for the covers of Glamour and Self and hawking Dior cosmetics. "She symbolizes everything I desire," Mugler once raved. "Beauty, passion and a lot of personality."

Sharing that view is hubby David Hallyday. 27. a musician (and son of celebrated French rocker Johnny Hallyday), who fell in love with the 5'9" former bookkeeping student when they appeared on the same TV show six years ago. (They wed in 1989.) "She is as beautiful as the first day we met," he says. The impression is one Estelle works on. "It's important to seduce him," she says, "to get his attention all the time."

Citing French actress Catherine Deneuve as her ideal of timeless appeal, the Connecticut-based Hallyday insists, "I love people with charm and feeling." That's not to say she neglects her own assets: She washes her flawless visage twice a day with cleansing milk and regularly uses freshly grated cucumber masks. As for plastic surgery? Non! "I have good skin," she says, "and I like my breasts."

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