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RENÉE ZELLWEGER: ‘YOU’VE GOT TO SURVIVE A LOT TO GET TO MY AGE’
She became a household name thanks to Bridget Jones — so why did the actress, 53, decide to quit Hollywood at the height of her fame? Christa D’Souza meets a reluctant star who prefers hiking with her dogs to hanging out on the red carpet
07 AUGUST 2022
THE SUNDAY TIMES
TINA BROWN: 'WHEN I WALK THROUGH THE DOOR I STILL EXPECT TO SEE HARRY'
She was the revered editor more feared than Anna Wintour – but for TINA BROWN, family always came first. She talks to Christa D’Souza about readjusting to life without Harry, her husband of 40 years, by her side
22 MAY 2022
JEMIMA KHAN ON IMRAN, FAME AND THE CASE AGAINST ADNAN SYED
The daughter of a billionaire financier. The ex-wife of the prime minister of Pakistan. Confidante of Monica Lewinsky. Posted bail for Julian Assange. Tabloid favourite. Her latest project? A must-see TV documentary. No one said it wasn’t complicated being Jemima Khan. By Christa D’Souza
30 MARCH 2019
THE SATURDAY TIMES
STELLA TENNANT AND LADY ISABELLA CAWDOR ARE REINVENTING HOLLAND & HOLLAND
Saying “pardon” instead of “excuse me.” Calling your cook a chef. Pitching up on a grouse moor in brand-new shooting gear. When Nancy Mitford popularised the phrase “non-u”, this is what she was talking about.
8 AUGUST 2016
GLAMOUR'S JULY COVER STAR KEIRA KNIGHTLEY DOESN'T CARE IF YOU HATE HER RED CARPET DRESS
She's battled pirates and survived her share of corsets, but after a yearlong acting break and a sweet whirlwind wedding, Keira Knightley is doing something even more courageous. She's singing.
10 JUNE 2014
SO HAD MY CANCER SPREAD PART 2
Concluding an account of her breast cancer diagnosis, Christa D'Souza describes the agonising moment when a surgeon revealed the results of her biopsy, and how, after seeking a second medical opinion in the US, she had to choose between a harrowing course of treatment or letting nature take its course…
23 NOVEMBER 2007
LIZA MINNELLI AND DAVID GEST, COME TO THE CABARET
They said it wouldn't last, but it has - for a year, at least. Liza Minnelli and David Gest's marriage is one hell of a production, with an eye-popping script, a huge cast of dressers and stylists, and the occasional visit to Taco Bell keeping the show on the road. Christa D'Souza has a front row seat
11 APRIL 2003
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GISELE BUNDCHEN - GISELE BUNDCHEN
Kung-fu student, eco-warrior, all-round amazon, and half of one of the world’s richest power couples – who better to sh owcase this season’s popping, sporty looks than G isele Bündch en? Christa D’So uza is pulled into the supermodel’s irresistible forcefield.
NATALIA VODIANOVA - TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE
When model dynamo Natalia Vodianova returned to her fairytale homeland to throw a three-day fundraising extravaganza for her children's charity, Christa D'Souza was there to see how she turned glamour into giving - and Mario Testino captured the fashion parade.
THE YEAR OF THE REAR
It’s been hard not to notice – bums are everywhere. From Kylie to catwalk, it’s clear they have become the new focus of our attention. Forget boobs, even the cleavage we’re now after is below the waistline. Christa D’Souza looks at what’s behind this obsession and asks why the bottom is a top priority in 2003.
PAT MCGRATH, BEAUTY QUEEN
The New Yorker called her “the most important black woman in fashion who isn’t a model”.A legend in her field, she is in constant demand by the fashion world. Christa D’Souza snatched some time with British make-up artist Pat McGrath,backstage at the Paris shows.
JADE JAGGER - YOU CAN ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU NEED
There are new designs from Garrard which need her approval; a guest list for an opening party that needs culling. The new boyfriend’s got a toothache, and the new maid has to get the house ready for the arrival of Calvin Klein… Welcome to the world of Jade Jagger, rock star’s daughter turned big-time designer. Christa D’Souza visits her in Ibiza.
RENE ZELLWEGGER - OVER HERE, MISS ZELLWEGGER
Until recently, Renee Zellweger did not have the instant recognition factor of a true Hollywood star. But getting the part of Bridget Jones has changed all that. Now she is the real thing, and although she remains effortlessly charming and down-to-earth, everyone wants a piece of her. Interview by Christa D'Souza.
RICHARD BRANSON - BEHIND THE GRIN
You can fly it, listen to it, drink it, wear it, borrow money from it – when it comes to brand names, there are few harder to miss than Virgin. It’s just as hard to avoid the face behind it, although Sir Richard Branson – the chummy, champagne-spraying tycoon – claims to be shy. As the boy wonder of British business turns 50, Christa D’Souza asks, will the real Richard Branson please step forward?
VICTORIA BECKHAM - LIFE IS SWEET
She's the member of the biggest girl band ever. He plays football for England's most successful team. Together they're worth about £18million. And they're still in their early twenties. Meet Victoria Adams and David Beckham, the most famous couple on earth. By Christa D'Souza