It is night now in La Digue. The mode photographs for the STAR
are in the box. Laetitia Casta squats at the sand beach of the
small Seychelles island, pulls up the legs, dips the nose
between the knees like a child, who embraces itself. "Sometimes
I must feel myself. Then I know again that I am lucky about it,
to be as I am."
Sometimes she asks herself, who she is: Teenager, Star Model, or
"completely normal girl"? Only just she was acting before the
camera, laying and kneeling in the sand, seductively,
mysteriously, with her bright blue eyes her luring mouth, her
relaxed pose and the breath-robbing figure. Laetitia Casta knows
her advantages and uses it, but occasionally it is sometimes
like that, as if she is awaking from a role-playing.
I close myself like a shell and can give nothing more." That
may afford the 19 years old only seldom, because she can hardly
save herself from offers for mode photographs and title photos.
From Paris magazine "Photo" the French with Corsican origin was
chosen just to the "new French star". Shortly she will try
herself as an actress on the side of Gérard Depardieu in a
large-scale filming of "Asterix and Obelix". She plays a sexy
female, who turns Obelix totally the head - also by her forms.
Her body belongs to the most important capital of Laetitia
Casta. Strictly she has - based on the usual Model standards -
an anti-body. 171 centimetres large - too small thus. Upper
width 90 - too much bosom thus. Waist 60, hip 88 - too many
curves thus. Absolutely female roundness against the boyish,
flat breasted, high-grown woman figures, which dominate the mode
scene as Models. Laetitia Casta does not see herself also as a
mode dress stand. She shows before the camera in the first way
always herself, she said. "When someone has the desire to see
you he is interested in the human who is in the dress." She
shows desire, laughter, also melancholy - and promises, which
are never redeemed completely. She lets run the sand through her
fingers, while she is talking: "You must feel your thoughts
and must be able to forget all physical things around you.”
A new star under the tropical starry ski.
How did she become an idolized in the mode world? Jean
Baptiste, her two years older brother, announced her without her
knowledge to the miss-competition in the homeland village of her
father in Corsica, during the family spent their holidays there
in the summer 1993. She laughs. "Lumio has only 200
inhabitants - and only the children of the native may take part
in it. I was shy and did not want to go there, but it would have
been a big disgrace for my family, if I had chickened out."
She became naturally "Miss Lumio". A short time afterwards a
photographer with a representative of Paris model agency Madison
appeared at the beach of San Ambroggio. They asked her father,
if they may invite the daughter to the first photo Casting to
Paris. They may.
Laetitia Casta enjoys her profession, because she can be there,
as she is: funny, curiously, incalculably, full of life desire.
No trail of grimness like some other Models. "For me all this
is a great fun, a beautiful play... I take each day, as it
comes. Everything is in motion - and so I decide always again,
what I want to make."
In her life between Paris and New York and all the glamorise and
paradise places of her work, she has a basis station which can’t
be shaken: She lives with her parents at the edge of Paris on
the countryside. There are all, who she loves and whom she
trusts: father, mother, brother and the seven-year-old sister.
From there she starts her excursions "not into a luxurious
life, but more like an adventuress. I see everything that I
make, as a great challenge and a great experience ".
With the night meal in the small restaurant Laetitia Casta
steals the Models of another mode production totally the show,
which is just working there on the Seychelles island. She
carries an extra large, soil-long white dress from roughly woven
cotton. Only the top of the bra which looks saucy out of the
décolleté and the kind, as she goes and moves herself, give an
idea of what is hidden under it. She feels the glances, turns in
the circle and says: "I tighten gladly such simple things."
She touches the rough material of the wide dress, which wraps
all dreams, and explains: "My most beautiful dress is my body"