BERGER By BERGER

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - DON’T MISS - By nELLy kapRièLian, OLiViER LaLannE and Di­DiER péROn

For an ac­tor, be­ing type­cast as a gigolo isn’t the ideal foun­da­tion on which to build a ca­reer. Ask Hel­mut Berger. From Con­ver­sa­tion Piece ( Vis­conti ) to The Ro­man­tic English­woman ( Losey ) right up to tele­vi­sion’s Dy­nasty, in which he played a dis­rep­utable, drug–ad­dled play­boy, in the public’s imag­i­na­tion the star and the whore make for easy bed­fel­lows. Af­ter decades of be­ing per­sona non grata, he made a no­table come­back as the older Yves Saint Lau­rent in Bonello’s haute cou­ture biopic. For his 70th birth­day, Édi­tions Séguier has given him his very own book, Au­to­por­trait, in which he tells all.

“Hel­mut Berger, au­to­por­trait”, with Holde Heuer, pub­lished by Séguier, € 21.

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