|Carla Bruni Sarkozy|
Bruni during the 2008 Armistice Day ceremony in Paris.
|Born||Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi
23 December 1967
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, model, actress|
|Known for||Modelling and singing careers, former First Lady of France (2008-2012)|
|Height||176 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Nicolas Sarkozy (m. 2008)|
|Relatives||Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (sister)
Guillaume Sarkozy (brother-in-law)
Olivier Sarkozy (half-brother-in-law)
I thought marriage was something very quiet and very regular and very bourgeois.
I find that talking about myself is often the most boring thing in the world. Sixty per cent of interviews I find mechanical.
But I'm very careful with opinions because I never know what the truth is. When I read what the press says about me, I don't really believe what it says about other people.
My mother was a classical pianist and my stepfather was an industrialist who was passionate about composing contemporary music.
When I met Eric Clapton, I was a very young girl. I was 20 years old. And we were linked for a very short time, and then we became friends. And then we lost touch, which I'm really sorry about.
In reality, I don't see myself as a man hunter. In fact, when it comes to love, I am rarely the one to make the first move.
My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.
I love English rock music the best and have always been fascinated by The Clash, especially Joe Strummer, their singer.
It's always astounded me to have succeeded at having kids. It's crazy!
I hoped that, you know, France wouldn't mind about, you know, the wife of their president to having a job.
I don't believe in cutting out people from the past. It doesn't give strength; it just gives loneliness.
Marriage is another trap. If you are someone who likes independence, it's another stamp against that. And you have to swear to fidelity.
I think it would be shocking for me to pretend not to have any past. And also, it would be a lie.
I only judge people in one way. I like them or I don't. But I don't have preconceived ideas.
I'm not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I'm a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day.
I must represent France, and I want to be elegant, and I want the French people to be proud of me, you know.
I've ended up becoming my mother in some respects, despite my eight years of analysis!