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Portrait of the artist: Vanessa Paradis, actor and musician

'I was only a teenager when I started out in the music industry. I didn't look my best'

What got you started?

MGM musicals. The first one I saw was Singin' in the Rain, when I was six. I was stuck to the screen – and all those musicals still give me goosebumps.

Do you feel that you're judged too much on your looks?

No. I started in music – the modelling and acting came later, so I don't feel that side of things has made people in the music industry take me any less seriously. Anyway, I started at an age when I didn't look my best – I was only a teenager.

What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?

My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come.

What's the

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