We first said "Cripes!" to Claire Keim when this French work of art unveiled her pastries (and some prime furburgerage) in J'irai au paradis car l'enfer est ici (1997)--although we were just as happy to see Claire being pretty in blue during her topless scene in Barracuda (1997). And now she's become an international star with the arthouse hit The Girl (2000), a stunning saga of lesbian loving where Claire defines femininity in the title role. In fact, she defines it by playing a nightclub singer who drives a lovely butch gal crazy with her schizo ways. Claire, fortunately, proves she can be just as inspired with men during her wild sex scenes in the TV movie Il Giovane Casanova (2002). Previously, her biggest American exposure had been playing a waitress in a 1994 episode of the syndicated series Highlander, but Claire's working on her English and planning to move into American productions--starting with a role in the low-budget Ripper: Letter from Hell (2001).