Not all French women are knock-your-balls beautiful. Some are subtly charming in a more personality-driven fashion, but they all take off their clothes, which gives them a special place in viewers’ crotches. So it is with Ariane Ascaride. She first began working in the movie Antoine Vitez s'amuse avec Claudel et Brecht (1976) and got right into the skin swing of things with the comedy La Communion solennelle (1977), her nude debut. But it wasn't until La Ville est tranquille (2000) that she blessed audiences with her bush. In a long shot, after rocking her lover in the car, she pulls up her panties for a hair-eye view of her pie. But she saved the best for last with Marie-Jo et ses 2 amours (2002), which means Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers, so we get twice as much of Ariane. It's a three-B look at the mature matron and well worth the wait.