How comfortable are you with nudity?
It depends on the situation! However, I’d never consider doing pornographic movies.
When and where were you happiest?
My children light up my life. Since the birth of my two children, I wake up happy every day.
Your greatest extravagance?
I love to be stylish and my favourite designer is Dolce & Gabbana. However, I am not so extravagant! I am pretty classic.
The one thing you love about Bollywood?
One role you wish you had played?
Caterina Sforza in the Borgia series of books by Mario Puzo.
Your mantra for success?
You can’t control success.
The sexiest man alive?
My husband (Vincent Cassel).
What do you indulge in: shoes or bags?
Your strategy for days when you feel fat?
It is simple: eat healthy, exercise, drink loads of water, sleep well and be happy.
What would we find in your fridge right now?
Almost everything. You forget that I have children.
The book on your bedside table?
A book by Virginia Woolf.
The song that always lifts your spirits?
All Sade’s songs.
If you were an ice cream, what flavour would you be?
One thing about you that isn’t generally known?
I can be funny.
The one thing you’d always like to get as a gift?
The exercise routine that scares you?
I don’t do anything dangerous.
The last line of your autobiography would read?
And she died in her sleep…
One thing you can never eat?
You destress with?
Gymming and sleeping.
Classic High School, Italy
Place of birth
Città di Castello, Italy
Signed with Elite Model Management in 1988 after moving to Milan. Started acting in 1990, got nominated for a César Award for the movie L’Appartement in 1996
High point of your life
The birth of my children
Low point of your life
Low points, too, can be interesting
I am about to shoot for a French movie that will be directed by Danièle Thompson. Also I’m the face of Oriflame’s new Royal Velvet range
If i could...
I’d help all the children in the world
End Violence and have people respect women and children
Your favourite holiday destination?
From HT Brunch, May 6
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