French first lady rumoured to be Botox fan
29 September 2009Carla Bruni leads a high-profile public life as the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and her new smooth appearance is causing rumours that the first lady may have undergone cosmetic surgery procedures.The 41-year-old former model married the French President last year, and according to Momento 24, her recent appearances have revealed a more rounded face with less prominent wrinkles and smaller eyes, indicating that Carla may have had wrinkle-relaxing Botox treatment to retain her youthful appearance. Last year, it was suggested that the French President's marriage to the glamorous younger woman was representative of a growing trend among older men to appeal to younger women. Dubbed 'Sarkozy Syndrome' by the media, a survey revealed a boom in Botox and face lift procedures being undertaken by men aged 35-55 in order to attract women one to two decades younger than themselves. Carla is reportedly being considered for a role in an upcoming Woody Allen film. The 73-year-old director has previously confirmed that he would "like to work with Carla Bruni," stating: "She is an accomplished artist, she is very beautiful and I am sure she would have a gift for comedy. "I am sure she would be marvellous. She has charisma and is used to appearing in public." Carla's previous film roles in Robert Allman's 1994 fashion-themed film Prêt-à-Porter and the 1998 French film Paparazzi have both seen her playing herself, so it remains to be seen how she will fare in a more demanding fictional role.