Lloyd Klein and Jocelyn Wildenstein attend the Jean-Yves Klein: Fantasies Exhibition at Gallery Molly Krom on 8 October, 2015 in New York City.
Famous New York socialite, Jocelyn Wildenstein, known for her “Catwoman” nickname as a result of her cat-like features, has her first television interview in two decades. In it, she credits her Swiss heritage, instead of cosmetic surgery, for her looks.
The socialite appeared with her longtime partner and fiancé, fashion designer Lloyd Klein, for an interview and photo shoot with DailyMailTV inspired by the French actress Brigitte Bardot. She credits her high cheekbones and long hair” with her background, despite the many believe her looks are clearly the result of different surgeries designed to make her look more like a cat.
“I don’t understand the whole press and the Catwoman thing, because Jocelyn always looked like” Small said. “They never really did anything to change her face. I have photos of 16 year old when she looks exactly the same as it is today.”
Jocelyn Wildenstein, pictured here in 1998.
Wildenstein, 77, bluntly denied have any plastic surgery, when asked directly by the outlet.
“No, certainly when we look back on my photos – I think of course I am, perhaps even more beautiful [at that time],” she said. “When we are young, there is a certain freshness we lose with the years. But you still have the same eyes, the same high cheeks or nose. I think I was more free.”
Wildenstein first rose to popularity after her highly public divorce of billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein in 1999. In interlocutory proceedings, that was a record breaker at the time, she went home with about $2.5 billion. Alec died in 2008.
She and Klein began dating soon after and were together for about 14 years before he popped the question. He will soon be with her second husband, but the road to their marriage was bumpy.
As previously reported, the engagement ring came just after a very public argument between the couple in which the police were involved. Wildenstein was arrested in December 2016, over allegations she attacked with her nails. Meanwhile, the charges were against a Small Wildenstein claimed he pushed her in an argument at their Trump World Tower residence. Both were stripped of their cost.