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Vanessa Paradis For Harper’s Bazaar UK July 2010

French singer, actress and Chanel muse is the cover star for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s July 2010 issue.

In an exclusive interview she reveals that she didn’t ‘tame’ wild-child Johnny Depp.

The 37-year-old Parisian smoulders in a rare ten-page photo-shoot shot by Cerdic Buchet wearing only Chanel Haute Couture – of course.

The full interview appears in the July issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK which is on sale Monday June 7, but here are some extracts from her interview.

On being in the spotlight at such an early age: “After “Joe Le Taxi”, people seemed to think, “Oh my God! This 14-year-old is so ambitious, she must have parents pushing their little child like a puppet.” But it was more than that. When I was little, I discovered that I loved to sing, and I loved to be onstage.”

On living a relatively quiet existence: “Our jobs make us do extraordinary things, and we travel and see lots, but the rest of the time we’re quite quiet. We are apart a lot, but talk every day. We don’t go to many parties or do a lot of red carpet. I prefer to be at home or working, and we can work anywhere. Nowadays with technology, you can record pretty much any place.”

On taming Johnny Depp: “I didn’t tame (Johnny). We tamed each other.

On Johnny Depp: “[Johnny] is a very special guy, he has so many talents. He is a wonderful father and does so many different things so well,’ also adding that the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star can also play a mean guitar.”

On French style: “I don’t think French women have more style. Maybe it’s because Paris is a city where you walk. In America, everyone drives, and you cannot see what anyone is wearing when they are locked in a car. Here, everyone checks out each other. We communicate with clothes here more and, as a result, inspire one another.”

On her idol Marilyn Monroe: “Marilyn has always touched me. I adore her as a singer, as an actress and a woman. There is something just divine about her.”

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