In France, the bust of Marianne, spirit of the Republic, has to be female. And, since this is modern France, it now has to represent modern civic values, not just celebrity faces such as Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve, previous models for the sculpture.
Of course, we wouldn't be so sexist here. We would insist that the list included someone over 50, a representative of the ethnic minorities and, obviously, a successful man as well as a mature actress. So this would leave us with a shortlist of three names: Glenda Jackson, Ken Livingstone and Trevor Phillips. Quelle horreur!Reuse content