I have a theory that almost every girl has a character they see on screen as a teen, who makes such a powerful impression that it gets filed away and internalized as a point of reference for beauty, style, and femininity. For me it happened in college at a James Bond marathon. I was 17, and the instant I saw this woman with long dark hair wearing all white on a yacht in the sparkling Aegean sea I wanted to be her.
As it turns out so did a lot of people--Carole Bouquet is one the biggest beauty icons of the past 50 years, modeling as the face of Chanel during the 80s and 90s, and acting in over 40 films, including Too Beautiful For You (1989), for which she won the César Award for Best Actress.
Her romantic liaisons with enigmatic personalities like the infamous producer Jean-Pierre Rassam, Gerard Depardieu and Nicolas Sarkozy, make the plot of a James Bond movie pale in comparison. She's always appeared in public as low key and chic, wearing elegant clean lines--the very definition of style that inspires me.