Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is brought up by intellectual parents and more particularly by an avant-garde feminist mother. Colette marries in 1893, Henry Gauthier-Villars, nicknamed Willy, who is an influent musical critic and author. Introduced to the artistic Parisian society, she soon demonstrates her skills for writing and becomes her husband's ghost-writer; soon, under his very own name, are published all her childhood souvenirs in the charming Claudine series. From 1906 to 1912, after she has divorced from Willy, she becomes a famed music-hall artist and presents oriental and sexy pantomimes. Living a free existence, engaging romantic affairs with both sexes, she marries her second husband, Henry de Jouvenel, the editor in chief of Le Matin, in 1912 and delivers several articles to the newspaper. During the 1920s, Colette publishes many novels (under her name), most inspired by her private life, such as Le Blé en Herbe and Chéri and the author settles in Saint-Tropez. Following the war, she becomes a notorious figure and, in 1945, she enters the Académie Goncourt before presiding the institution, in 1949. Mastering the art of publicity, Colette was the model for many photographers and in 1952, was the heroine of her own film, a documentary dedicated to her by Yannick Bellon. In 1958, following her death, her fame reached its peak when a charming beginner named Audrey Hepburn gave life to Colette's Gigi.