Woody Allen, who directed her in Stardust Memories, once said that his ideal dinner companions would be Charlotte Rampling and Franz Kafka! Charlotte Rampling started her career as a teenage model featuring her sexy and boyish look that was favoured by the times. She also appeared in several Helmut Newton shoots—most notoriously smoking and drinking at the Hôtel Nord-Pinus in a 1973 nude portrait. Rampling’s career has got a revival recently; in 2003 her movie Swimming Pool became a succes and in 2004 she was posing together with photographer Juergen Teller in Marc Jacobs’ spring ad campaign. Just showing that hear beauty and power only grow more potent despite her age!