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Chopard Loves Cinema Starring Julia Roberts
The face of the Happy Sport and Happy Diamonds collections since 2021, Chopard global ambassador Julia Roberts is now the muse of all the Maison’s women’s watch and jewellery collections.
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The Five Acts of Marilyn Monroe
Her old drama coach hoped Marilyn Monroe would live long enough to ‘free the talent that was wandering through her like a jailed spirit’. It wasn’t to be. So what can we take from Norma Jeane’s life?
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Everything to Everyone At All Times
Nearly 40 years after her film debut (‘The Owl vs Bombo’, if you were wondering), Michelle Yeoh is enjoying universal acclaim — and if The Rake has anything to do with it, she’ll soon be calling herself an Academy Award winner. The first Asian star nominated for a best-actress Oscar tells Tom Chamberlin what she’s doing to the glass ceiling (clue: we’re gonna need a bigger brush)…
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The Heart Grows Fonda
She is a libertine, a political and social activist and at the age of 84, Jane Fonda remains her gauntlet-hurling, shit-stirring, couldn’t give a damn self.
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Cathy Moriarty: The Bronx Knockout
Cathy Moriarty was perfectly cast as the doe-eyed wife whose cheekbones were no defence against Jake LaMotta’s temper. Originally published in Issue 53 of The Rake, David Smiedt writes that Raging Bull, the 1980 classic, made Moriarty an overnight success, but Hollywood has not been kind to her since.
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Brigitte Bardot: Queen of the Côte d’Azur
A gust of fresh air in the stifling social atmosphere of her time, Brigitte Bardot lived up to the ‘sex-kitten’ role as well as she embodied it…
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Bette Davis: Stars in Her Eyes
Willful, cutting, smart, ballsy, and all amid a cloud of cigarette smoke, Bette Davis was iconic for all the right reasons.
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Ingrid Bergman: Swede Disposition
Even in her twilight years, Ingrid Bergman did what she had always done: repelled the Hollywood forces that would judge her, reduce her, control her.
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Isabella Rossellini: Wild At Heart
Once the highest paid model in the world, Isabella Rossellini is an era-resistant feminist icon that, at age 65, remains an ambassador for maturity, eloquence and acumen on screen and…
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Dual Control: Dominique Sanda
How might a woman elicit, from a man, both his most gentlemanly instincts and his darkest inner desires simultaneously? Dominique Sanda had this, as well as on-camera versatility, whittled down…
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A Viennese Affair: Romy Schneider
One of French cinema’s most incandescent stars was Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider, whose short but prolific career — with more than 60 films to her name — belied the personal…