by Nathalie Azoulai
Have you noticed that many actresses utterly speak about their ballet years? From Brigitte Bardot to Penelope Cruz or Natalie Portman, glam stars like to be ex-ballerinas in their interviews. No wonder. Ballet means harsh discipline, body sculpting and grace. An easy way for them to make up for their usually poor academic background- "Yes I was a bad student but I spent my days at the ballet school, suffering on my jetés and grands pliés." - and to be more than absolutely gorgeous girls.