Decades passed and Francoise is still singing - now with short grey hair, as stylish as ever, and sounding much the same. Its been fun downloading her tracks from iTunes and copying over some CDs. She has been discovered all over again and her recent album is as fascinating as she ever was - she is still a style icon. She also guests (as does Catherine Denueve) on Malcolm McLaren's "Paris" CD.
The other French Ye-Ye girls incudes Slyvie Vartan and there are lots others on YouTube - one could spend all day watching them; there is a terrific one of Francoise, Sylvie and Etienne Daho. Sylvie also does an amazing "Bette Davis Eyes". There is a nice Hardy site at: http://sweetfrancoise.blogspot.com/
Marie Laforet came to my attention as Marge in Rene Clements' PLEIN SOLEIL where she is mysterious and stunningly attractive - again, like Hardy and Vitti its a stunning face. She is still acting,and sings too - I have an album of hers. Vive le French girls. Greco may have been the template but Francoise, Marie, Sylvia and the others are still up there.