“The Temptress of Twirl!”
In 1967, Tiger Beat Magazine asked the following questions to their featured matinee idols. In 2009, we posed them to Frenchie Kiss.
How would your mother describe you in one word? Flashy.
What is your favorite flower? Dahlias.
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked? “Do your tassels spin by themselves? You’re not doing all that work yourself, are you?” (hint: They don’t spin by themselves…)
What word in the English language do you wish you had invented? Titillate
Where would you like to live? Paris, of course.
What is the quote that comes to your mind? “On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur” (from Le Petit Prince)
What animal best describes the kind of man you’re interested in? A puma. I like someone with confidence.
What do you miss about your childhood? Headshots. My parents owned this photo studio where you could be made up then have your photo taken. I spent hours and hours in there doing various photo shoots, spending time on concept and make up and costume. That was my Frenchie training.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I really like my name – I’ve never wanted to change it, and never will.
What is the main fault of your character? I’m a terrible over-spender!
Who is your favorite historical figure? Does Coco Chanel count?
Describe how you kiss in one word. French.
What in the world do you least desire? Violence.
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…” cheese.
In every episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” James Lipton asks the following questions (originated by French interviewer Bernard Pivot) to the guest movie star. Now we ask Frenchie Kiss.
What turns you on? Humor
What turns you off? Insincerity
What is your favorite word? Egoiste. It’s a French word meaning selfish. I don’t really like selfish people or being selfish, but it’s so much fun to say!
What sound or noise do you love? Laughter and applause.
What sound or noise do you hate? My cat scratching my walls.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt? I would love to host a cooking show.
What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt? I would never want to be a window washer for skyscraper buildings.
What is your favorite swear word? Shitsky
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear god say to you as you enter the Pearly Gates? “You did good.”