Retro Snap….Capucine (6 January 1928 – 17 March 1990) was a French model and actress, discovered at the age of 17 in Paris. She began her career as a model for the fashion houses of Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior. She had classic, some would even say aristocratic features (The New York Times compared her to Nefertiti) and a fiercely independent personality. She adopted the name Capucine, which was French for the nasturtium flower. Sadly, she took her own life in 1990.