New Faces: Understanding Electra

Françoise Hardy is perhaps the newest and prettiest star from France, but she says that she can't sing or act—and "to pick up a mirror is to become demoralized." Her modesty is becoming, and her countrymen obviously forgive her. At 22, she sells more recordings than any other French songbird; she has been put into films with some success by Vadim, and only men become demoralized by her figure.

Her foot-long champagne-colored hair frames a face of intricate refinement. She has got the stringy look of a well-paid mannequin (5 ft. 9 in., 114...

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