“I always had a big Italian nose, but I broke my nose, and I went to a doctor to see if he could reset it. And he said, ‘You’d be a pretty girl with a nose job.’ Somehow I had enough confidence that I didn’t do it. And I remember Anjelica Huston told me when I was 13, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll grow into your nose.’ She was a big influence on me. When I was a teenage kid, my parents had these interesting European friends who were glamorous and didn’t look like the all-American ideal. I always thought, When I grow up, I want to be like them. I was more interested in style than conventional beauty.”
Sofia Coppola talks about life and filmmaking in the Gentlewoman Spring Summer 2017 issue.
Portraits by Inez & Vinoodh, text by Holly Brubach.