An heiress born in Italy, raised in France and educated in Switzerland, Carla Bruni could've spent her life lounging around swimming pools, tropical beaches and rehab resorts. Instead, Carla Bruni became a celebrated supermodel and appeared in international tabloids linking her to everyone from Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton to Kevin Costner. But Bruni turned out of be more than your run-of-the-mill, marriage-wrecking, catwalk-strutting, modeling millionaire when she released her debut album in 2003. A quiet, folk-pop record sung in French, "Quequ'un M'a Dit" (Someone Told Me), was an instant hit, selling millions of copies across Europe and snagging a Stateside release. Instead of just being a media created cross-promotional opportunity, Carla Bruni displays real talent and a personal point of view in her songs. Her music is grounded in confessional, late 1960s and '70s singer-songwriter fare and she spins out alternately sensitive and humorously suggestive lyrics with throaty, Jeanne Moreau style vocals.