Jeanne Moreau in Lift to the Scaffold/Ascenseur pour L’echafaud (1958)

With her sensual, pouting mouth, her Gauloises-saturated voice, and her combination of sharp intelligence and smouldering sexuality, Jeanne Moreau, wh(...)

French actress Jeanne Moreau poses on the set of the film ‘Eva directed by Joseph Losey in Venice. French actress Jeanne Moreau died aged 89 on July 31, 2017. Photograph: AFP Photo

There are so many plausible answers to the question: when did the 1960s really begin? For a certain class of cineaste, the answer is early 1962. In J(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

 The season’s standout staple: the hoodie; Feminine gets a boyish update; Black is the new black

New York Fashion Week, which ran from September 8th to 14th this year, kickstarted a month of fashion weeks across the globe, and is our first look a(...)

Posters from the Peace Race which started in Warsaw and ended in Prague. Photographs from Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook (Thames and Hudson)

At times it is difficult to attach the term “golden age” to the sport of cycling when we consider how much of its gilding has always been corrupted by(...)

  Brigitte Bardot in the 1961 film La Bride Sur le Cou (Please, Not Now!), with director Roger Vadim (her ex-husband).

Margaret Vinci Heldt, a Chicago beautician who, with the aid of hair spray and a favourite hat, redefined coiffure for women of the 1960s and the deca(...)

Claudia Cardinale on the set of Circus World in 1964. Photograph: Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the history of cinema, only a handful of stars – Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Bellucci – have seriously competed with Claudia Cardinale(...)

Nadine Morano: her comments on  a television talk show provoked outrage outrage on the left and centre right and divided Morano’s cohorts in Les Républicains. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolas Sarkozy’s Les Républicains (LR) was to bar Nadine Morano, member of the European Parliament, former cabinet minister and long one of Sarkozy’s(...)

Ascreengrab from a video posted by Sea Shepherd activists on Friday shows slaughtered whales on the coast of the Faroe islands. Photograph: Sea Shepherd/Youtube

An environment group has criticised Denmark for failing to halt the annual pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands. Sea Shepherd activists claim fisher(...)

Detail from a photograph by Terry O’Neill of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor sharing a cigarette during their first meeting in Beverly Hills in 1975

The renowned English photographer Terry O’Neill, now aged 76, was born to Irish emigrant parents in London – his father was from Cork; his mother from(...)

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