Scandinavia and the World

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National Personifications 9 11, 7:11am

France's got Marianne, a young woman with a Phrygian cap representing the republic.
You'll see her basically everywhere : on stamps, on coins... Every town halls of France has to have a sculpted bust of her and the tradition is that, once in a while, a famous French woman is used as model : Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and others you certainly have never heard of.
The one made from the French fashion model Laetitia Casta is famous for its rather daring cleavage (this is France after all) ;)