People: May 20, 1985

When it comes to good sex, no one has explored the subject more exhaustively than Dr. Ruth Westheimer. But even the tirelessly cheerful radio and television talk-show sexpert gets worn down by the grind of filmmaking. "It's much harder than being a psychosexual counselor," she says. Dr. Ruth went to Paris to make her film debut opposite Gerard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver in a French farce, One Woman or Two. Westheimer plays a rich American who bankrolls Depardieu's research into the 2,000-yearold remains of the first Frenchwoman. When Depardieu shows up at the airport looking for Westheimer, he meets Weaver instead,...

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