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Originally posted 07/27/2010 05:05PM
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, whose accomplishments already include supermodel, singer-songwriter, and French First Lady, has another impressive addition to her resume: actress.
Dressed in a white blouse and jeans, Bruni-Sarkozy stepped before cameras alongside Owen Wilson in Paris Tuesday afternoon in a film directed by Woody Allen. The scenes, shot around the Pantheon in Paris's fifth arrondissement, will appear in Allen's current project, Paris In Midnight.
"Carla and Woody got along incredibly well on the set," a source tells PEOPLE. "They talked constantly and laughed quite a lot between takes. Owen as well."
The source says Bruni-Sarkozy's first day of shooting lasted nearly five hours and included many takes. "They must have shot the same set up, where she walks along holding a baguette in her hand going into a supermarket ... around 32 [times.]"
Originally posted 06/19/2009 07:40AM
Woody Allen thinks he's found the perfect muse for his next film: France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
In Paris to promote his latest romantic comedy Whatever Works, the American director told reporters he would love to have Bruni-Sarkozy star in his next film.
When asked what real-life personality he'd cast in an upcoming project, the 73-year-old director replied: "If I could, Carla Bruni. Without a doubt.
Originally posted 04/04/2009 02:00PM
Call Michelle Obama the ultimate guitar hero.
The American First Lady presented French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with a practical – and very rock 'n' roll – gift: an acoustic Gibson guitar.
Offered "as a sign of friendship," according to Michelle Obama's spokeswoman, the Gibson "Legend" model may come in handy for Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model-turned-singer who is currently recording her fourth album.
Originally posted 04/03/2009 09:30AM
With London conquered, Michelle Obama and her husband rapidly began winning Continental hearts in the French city of Strasbourg Friday. Whisked from Air Force One to the city's gilded Rohan Palace, the Obamas came face-to-face with their glamorous equals – French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
While the political world focused on the NATO summit, the press was riveted by a fashion summit of the world's two chicest first ladies. Michelle Obama wore a brilliant Thakoon three-quarter length black mantilla coat festooned with red poppies and tied at the neck. Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model for Chanel, donned a demure, bell-sleeved taupe suede coat with a large neck bow and a slim matching belt.
Originally posted 03/11/2009 10:00AM
Most people return from a Mexican vacation with photos, a sombrero and a sunburn. But France's luxury-loving President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, former model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, have come home to face a political headache.
Their vacation nightmare began March 5, when the couple, unannounced, slipped away from Paris three days early for a one-day state trip to Mexico. Their secret destination: a beachfront villa at the El Tamarindo Beach and Golf Resort outside Manzanillo, complete with private pool, Jacuzzi, a butler, cook and a maid.
Originally posted 03/04/2009 01:00PM
If Carla Bruni has her way, she'll be adding to France's First Family.
"I would very much like to have a second child, but don't know if my age will permit me," Bruni, 41, tells the newspaper Le Figaro. The former model, who married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008, already has an 8-year-old son from a previous relationship.
"If it isn't biologically possible, then I'd adopt one," she says. "I'm not someone who's obsessed by bloodline. I think you can forge a strong bond without that."
Originally posted 02/12/2009 08:25AM
It's very far from fashion runways, the boulevards of Paris, or from the Presidential palace, but in her first solo official voyage as France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy announced herself "extremely encouraged" by what she saw in a West African AIDS clinic today.
Speaking after an emotional visit to a pediatric clinic in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, Bruni-Sarkozy told reporters, she was "surprised by the optimism," she'd found in a country that, while ranked as the world's third poorest, has dramatically reduced HIV infections over the past decade.
Originally posted 12/29/2008 01:05PM
Model and singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy says it was bombshell attraction that led to her marrying the French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
A guest at an intimate, eight-strong dinner party, she was seated next to Sarkozy, and the sparks were "instantaneous, immediate ... I don't know what he has but he has something very protective that I never found before, maybe because I was much more attracted to artists," she says of their November 2007 meeting in an upcoming film about her.
She describes that and more in Somebody Told Me About ... Carla Bruni, which airs in France on New Year's Day. The pair wed only two months later after a whirlwind romance, which Bruni, 41, recalls was not understood by many.
"I realized people were shocked when I first started dating, because presidents don't date and I understand that. But it's just another world for me because I come from the modeling and the music – we can date forever, we don't have to get married," she says, according to the U.K.'s The Sunday Times newspaper, which got a sneak peek of the 80-minute film.
Originally posted 12/18/2008 02:10PM
France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has been awarded $57,500 in damages after she sued a fashion company for adorning a canvas shopping bag with a 1993 nude photo of her.
"The unauthorized use of the image of Carla Bruni caused her moral and economic damage," ruled a court on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, reports Reuters.
Lawyers for Bruni-Sarkozy have suggested her monetary award would be given to charity.
Originally posted 12/15/2008 01:35PM
A nude picture of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy plastered on a white canvas shopping bag just doesn't wash with the French first lady.
The wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy wants the clothing firm Pardon, located on an island in the French Indian Ocean, to stop manufacturing and selling the carrier bag with her photo on it – and is suing for about $167,000, reports the French news bureau Agence France Presses.
"Neither Mrs. Carla Bruni nor the photographer has given consent for the use of the photo," said her attorney Gesche Le Fur at the hearing before a court in Saint-Denis, the capital of the island of Reunion.
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