Zahia Dehar: from teenage escort to the summer star of French cinema
Hmm, that path from lady of negotiable virtue to actress is just such a rarely taken one, isn’t it?
Today, the 27-year-old model, lingerie designer and muse to the late couturier Karl Lagerfeld is celebrating her first film role and has found herself compared to a young Brigitte Bardot.
In Une Fille Facile (An Easy Girl), released in France on Wednesday, Dehar plays the liberated Sofia, who sleeps with rich men who buy her gifts; it is set in a steamy summer in the south of France, featuring sun, sea, sand and sex, with luxury yachts and jewels thrown in. One reviewer said the film had a “classically Gallic nonchalance when it comes to sex”.
I thought it was novels where you’re supposed to do what you already know about?