Marilyn Manson's estranged wife Dita Von Teese is going to extreme lengths to protect her trademark porcelain skin from the Cannes sun.
The burlesque artist - who has been in France for the annual film festival this week (ends25May07) - is so determined to avoid a tan she has shunned daytime swimming and changed her diet.
She says, "I have used my hotel pool, but only at night. And I have brought my own curtains to the hotel to stop the sun getting in...
"I have also packed vitamins to stop the sun doing anything to me. Some foods accelerate tanning, so I'm very careful about what I eat here."