Career: Carla left school at 19 to start her modelling career, and by the 1990s she was one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 1997 she gave up fashion to concentrate on music and her first album, Quelqu’un m’a dit (translation: Someone Told Me), sold more than a million copies in France. She also won a role in the 2011 Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris.
Relationships: Carla has been linked to Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Kevin Costner and Donald Trump. She has a son, Aurélien, born on 21st July 2001, with philosopher Raphaël Eindhoven, but the couple separated in 2007. On 2nd February 2010 she married French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after a three-month whirlwind romance.
FYI: In December 2010 Carla was voted France’s Most Irritating Celebrity in an online poll conducted by French magazine VSD.