Modelling for GRUAU !!


- - - such a great “honour” for this young ‘model’ - - - I had been in Rome for about a year . . . modeling and playing small parts in Italian films being made, at that time, whilst studying “Lyrica” (singing) with a renowned Opera Singer, Lina Scavizzi . . .

when I met Renee . . .

such a ‘gentleman’ ! . . .

he asked me to pose for him, for an advertising campaign he was creating for Jantzen bathing suits - - -

What an honour !!!

- - - then, we became friends - - -
(c)Renee Gruau
Renee Gruau

(c)Renee Gruau
Renee Gruau
[He often came to visit Nicola and me, when we first had our ‘Villa’, in Grottaferrata . . .

however, once we were married, Nicola did not like me modeling, so, I had to give it up!! - - except for him !! . . . and there are so many works of his, of ‘then’, of me!!]

(c)Renee Gruau
Renee Gruau
(c)Renee Gruau
Renee Gruau

These are wonderful memories . . .
Of “ME” . . . then, La Dolce Vita !!!!!
(c)Renee Gruau
Renee Gruau

- - - And being photographed by Sir Cecil Beaton . . . an honour, and ‘fun’

and there is more excitement in the life of this young actress/model !

Elfrida 2012


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