Movies: The Hottest Icicle

Her name is Germaine Lefebvre, but she calls herself Capucine. "Just Capucine," she insists. "Nothing in front and nothing behind." What is true of her name is even truer of her person: she is as angular as a heron, as cold and remote as an icicle. Yet she starred in two of the '60s' biggest farces (What's New, Pussycat? and The Pink Panther). Her new comedy, Joseph Mankiewicz' Any one for Venice?, may be even bigger.

Purebred Siamese. Capucine's secret is that she carries over to the screen the grand hauteur she learned as a haute couture model, then plays...

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