As a kid, I was fascinated by the girl on the Belinda cigarettes pack. Mysterious. Adult. World-wise. Who was she? She represented a different world, one that existed far away.
The idea of a female mystery figure always stayed with me: no doubt it was on my mind, subconsciously, when I drew my profile icon.
The illustration, originally from 1974, is by Frans Mettes (1909-1984).