They only met once in person, it was in 1968 at the Mayfair Hotel.
She was so far from the neat and constructed image of Hollywood stars of the time that, when the film was released in America, it provoked outrage on a continental scale.
Soon after the show, she modeled for the fashion magazine Jardin des Modes.
In a famous scene, she dances as if in a trance, barefoot, her skin glowing with sweat, her body toned and tan, and her hair wild and loose.
The happy couple has been together for over 20 years now, living in La Madrague.
She dated writer John Gilmore and actor Warren Beatty for a while but none of them lasted or could cure her depression.