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“I think that for him (Serge Gainsbourg) she embodied perfection. For him, who thought he was ugly, and who had more complexes than we can imagine. When he was young, he didn’t start shaving ‘til quite late, he always looked young for his age. When he became successful, girls wanted him. But deep down he always wanted to be Robert Taylor. In his mind he was far from the male ideal. So I think the fact that Brigitte could actually have loved him was for him like a dream come true. It was perfection.”

- Jane Birkin