The L’Oreal shoot is over and it went well despite the pain. I never imagined I would be so looking forward to surgery.
I found out that the cream I promote for L’Oreal—Age Re-Perfect Pro-Calcium— is sold in pharmacies like CVS and Walmart. By the way, all my L’Oreal commercials have been directed by women. The first 5 by Nicole Garcia and this one by Anne Fontaine. She has directed 10 feature films including most recently, “Coco avant Chanel” (“Before Chanel”) with Audrey Tautou that will be released soon in the U.S.
Coincidently, a photographer whom i had not seen for 45 years–turned out to live right next door to where we were shooting and he came by and brought me photos and even video footage from those days with Vadim. They were taken when I was making “La curee” with Vadim. That was before Vanessa was born. My stepdaughter, Nathalie, spent a lot of time with us and it is bittersweet to see her in so many of the pictures–a beautiful, long-legged gamine, so much like her gorgeous mother, danish actress Annette Stroyberg (now dead), but with Vadim’s exotic Slav eyes. I can see in some photos in particular how in love Vadim and I were. Other photos were taken while Vadim was shooting “Helle” with actress Gwen Wells in the swiss alps. Vadim and I were no longer together and Vanessa was about a year and a half old. I wish I’d been more gifted at marriage.
We just arrived at the Paris airport–Charles de Gaulle.
So–a la prochaine.