ICON | Claudine Longet


photo of Claudine Longet in Japan via the Hulton Archive/Getty Images, 1968.

"In Blake Edwards' 1968 film The Party French yé-yé girl and actress of unfortunate notoriety Claudine Longet plays Peter Sellers' demure love interest, Michele Monet. Starting out as just another winsome waif in a mini-dress, Michele dives into the pool to save a drowning man, changes into a pair of teenage boy's blue denim jeans, a loose-fitting, collarless, heather-gray Love thy neighbor sweatshirt, and instantly has sexy, carefree wet hair. Her social restraints and shoes have been tossed aside, and riding a baby elephant victoriously, she is the life of The Party." —Sarah Maher, Refinery29

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your site, but take issue with this entry - Longet *certainly* intentionally shot her then-lover, Spider Sabich, and he bled to death. I think a tomboy doesn't freak out (however coked-out she is at the moment) and murder her boyfriend...

Lizzie said...

That's a valid point and I think you're right. But the greater question of whether a bad period or phase in one's life should dictate their entire legacy is something to think about too. —LGM