article from italian
Simonsen said "stop" - I PREFER
think top models are beautiful, but stupid. It is not true: there are
stupid models and there are stupid journalists. There are clever
journalists and there are clever models, like the legendary
Renèe: she understood all.
In the photo she cycles
husband Jeus, director of a packages society, and her daughter Ulrike,
2 years. But it is not for ever, as she is just separated from him,
with which, however, she is in good relations.
She did the
she never was mistaken from it and at the right moment she left all for
going in a kibbutz. Then she came back in Denmark and she created a
family. 'Cause for her, the beauty is a rational operation, not
Someone says about her, that one day she left
falling down a Coca Cola bottle and she soon started to clean...a top
She also never did surgical operation for her beauty,
'cause she does not want to go against nature.
at once she went in a kibbutz in Israel saying "no" to a lot of money.
Someone also says that she was too much sensible at mens charm. But
someone says it is a lie.
The truth is Renèe
could be a
housewife. She put apart her films with Vanzina, her advertisement
contracts (she only mantains the one with Biotherm) and the catwalks.
she is a mother and a student, married and separated, she studies
psychology in Copenhagen, in the same University where she was studying
10 years ago when she went with a friend at a models contest, "I was
just curious. My parents are so far from this kind of world!", the jury
falled in love with her and soon gave her an engagement. "I just wanted
a good job but I never thought I could be a model or an actress. I
never read fashion mags or saw films, 'cause with my education I
thought that kind of women did trifling jobs".
In New York she
neither had the time to think about it...she soon became famous. "I was
fascinated from that living style, from going around the world, from
money and from people who taught a lot of things to me. But I
always had the sense of time. And I prefered talking 5 mintues more
about a contract so it was clear at the start and not
it in a second time." She has a lot of hobbies: literature, painting,
music, psychology. "I read mags and I follow everything with fear : the
fascism comeback, the religious and racial intolerance, the war".
is why Renèe is ok at her home. Far from world ugliness,
fashion falsity, with her own happiness. "the star system was a period
of my life. Good and satisfying. Now it is the moment of changes,
'cause there is more in life..."
MANY thanks to Annarita
for the translation!
Eileen Ford about Renée: "She
entered our supermodel contest in Copenhagen when she was 15, and we
decided she was too young. Two years later she entered again and won.
I´ve never represented a greater model than Rene. She´s
back living in Denmark, with her two children, and we remain close to
this minute." - U.S. PHOTO July/August 1996 ("reflections 50 years of glamour")