n°41/ The Ballerina Syndrome

November 2012


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.

 Natalie Portman