As a one-time bohemian, lover of rock stars and champagne socialist turned Right-wing presidential consort, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has lived a life far removed from most women’s.
By Peter Allen
6:14PM GMT 25 Nov 2012
So her entry into the debate about women’s place in society is likely to raise some eyebrows, whether plucked or au naturel.
The 44-year-old, who was France’s first lady for four years until May, has declared: “We don’t need to be feminist in my generation.” Instead she suggests a woman’s place is in the home with her children.
In an interview for the January issue of Vogue magazine, to be published on Dec 1, she develops her views on the women’s liberation movement, adding: “There are pioneers who opened the breach.
“I’m not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I’m a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day.’
Referring to her regular psychoanalysis sessions, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy said: “I’ve ended up becoming my mother in some respects, despite my eight years of analysis!” Months before becoming President Nicolas Sarkozy’s third wife in 2008, the former supermodel and pop singer said “monogamy bores me” and described herself as a “tamer of men”.