She’s known for her fierce feline features and flashy lifestyle.
But ‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein has dispelled rumors about her cosmetic surgery in her first television interview in two decades.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV, alongside her fashion designer fiancé Lloyd Klein, the Swiss-born Manhattan socialite explained that her distinct appearance dates back to her youth.
She credits her Swiss background for her ‘high cheekbones and long hair,’ which she says helped her channel French actress Brigitte Bardot.
‘It’s wild. Usually when we go to restaurants or some French places, they go,”Hi, Brigitte.” And I’m like, “actually you do, you do look like Brigitte Bardot,”‘Lloyd said.
‘And I don’t understand the whole press and the Catwoman thing because Jocelyn always looked like that.
‘She never really did anything to change her face. I have pictures from 16 years old where she looks exactly the same as today.’
‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein, 77, revealed details of her divorce, upcoming marriage to fashion designer Lloyd Klein (left) 50, and cosmetic surgery in her first TV interview in 20 years
Speaking exclusively to DailyMailTV, alongside her fashion designer fiancé Lloyd Klein, the Swiss-born Manhattan socialite told how her distinct look dates back to her youth
The socialite is known for her fierce feline features and flashy style
Jocelyn credits her Swiss background for her ‘high cheekbones and long hair,’ which she says helped her channel French actress Brigitte Bardot (right)
When asked if she has undergone surgery Jocelyn, 77, said: ‘No, especially when we look back at my pictures – I think of course I am maybe more beautiful [back then].
‘When we are young there’s a certain freshness we lose with the years. But you still find the same eyes, same high cheeks, or same nose. I think I was more pretty.’
Lloyd added: ‘Look, Jocelyn is beautiful, she’s magical. The first time I met her, I was almost mesmerized by the beauty, the eyes, the personality. And I work in fashion and I see all these supermodels, and I see everyone, and I see the most beautiful women on the runway, right? But Jocelyn, has something to offer that not a lot of women have.’
Jocelyn said her looks first attracted media attention during her divorce from French billionaire art dealer Alec Wildenstein in the late 1990s.
According to Jocelyn, she had undergone a surgical procedure that her ex-husband did not approve of, so he went to the press in an alleged attempt to smear her.
The couple’s marriage ended in 1999 and landed her with a then-record $2.5 billion divorce settlement. Alec Wildenstein died in 2008.
Since then, Jocelyn went on to date Klein, who is set to become her second husband this year after dating for 14 years.
The pair have become known for their constant ups and downs, including a recent hiccup during which cops were called to their home after neighbors heard screaming coming from their apartment.
Police arrested both in November after they arrived at 1am to find a shattered casserole dish on the kitchen floor, bruises to Jocelyn’s neck and arms and a cut to Lloyd’s forehead.
Fashion designer Lloyd Klein is set to become Jocelyn’s second husband this year after dating for 14 years. He proposed last summer with a 32 ½ carat pear-shaped snakeskin inspired engagement ring (right)
But Lloyd later insisted that he was injured after the dish exploded on the stove. He said Jocelyn came to treat him and the two went on to have noisy sex that was mistaken for an altercation.
The two were also arrested in 2016 after Jocelyn sank her claws in Klein’s face and scratched him with scissors in a now-notorious catfight.
After their spats were exposed in court, Klein revealed he made up with Jocelyn with two ‘sorry’ gifts – one 200 carat ring composed of emeralds and diamonds, the other a 32 ½ carat pear-shaped snakeskin inspired engagement ring.
He said: ‘Jocelyn loves, as you see, wildness, so it’s a snakeskin in titanium. It was a gift and a pleasure to propose to Jocelyn.
Lloyd popped the question last summer at the Versace Mansion in Miami, as the opulent landmark has personal ties to the couple.
Jocelyn explained: ‘I knew Gianni Versace because at the time he bought the townhouse at the time next to our townhouse when he was still alive. He was a very good, close friends of ours, very charming person.
‘So to go to his townhouse, you remember the person, like he is ready to come out of the door. Also it is a beautiful place.’
Lloyd added: ‘Because it was his 20-year anniversary of when he got shot and we were very sad about it. He was a good friend of mine. He was very supportive when I started my career, I was a baby.
‘He helped me a lot. Gianni was a very generous person and helped me go through my show in Paris. His spirit, when we were there, he came back. I’m very spiritual and I felt his presence. It was beautiful, emotional.’
The pair have become known for their constant ups and downs, including a recent altercation which resulted in both of them being arrested (Above they are pictured in Manhattan Court in November 2017)
The two were also arrested in 2016 after Jocelyn sank her claws in Klein’s face and scratched him with scissors in a now-notorious catfight. The two later reconciled when Klein proposed
The two remained tight-lipped on their wedding plans, but Lloyd let slip that despite having lived in Trump Tower, the president won’t be getting an invite, although Ivanka might.
He laughed and said of the First Daughter: ‘I think she’s wonderful. Ivanka came to my show a few times. I think she is just so perfect.’
The couple has a stark age difference, 27 years between them. But Lloyd pointed out that it is hardly uncommon for men to have younger wives, using President Trump, 71, and Melania, 47, as example.
The designer said they could be used as examples of romances between older women and younger men, much like French president Emmanuel Macron, 40, and his wife Brigitte, 64.
Jocelyn said: ‘I think the age difference a lot of it depends on the person, the passion you have, the passion you can share together. It’s a lot of the connection you have together more than the age.’
Lloyd added: ‘We should be open minded about it.
‘I think what matters the most is to have a connection.’