“My father didn’t love us,” Diane Kruger told British Tatler in their September 2009 issue. “We left him. I don’t see him anymore. It isn’t a sadness – it is what it is.”
She was thirteen at the time but she didn’t grow up without a father figure, instead she see’s Chanel and Fendi’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld as her dad.
“Oh, Karl. I pop in to see him at work if I’m in the area. He doesn’t do dinners but he’s got this great catering guy at work who just cooks so he doesn’t have to go out. Karl is like a dad. I’ve known him since I was 16 – I would do a lot for Karl. I was once on his plane flying to China. He wouldn’t stop talking. After a while, I said to him, ‘I have to sleep now Karl.’ When I woke up 10 hours later he was still talking to some poor assistant!”
The former fashion model went by the name Diane Heidkruger and starred in Giorgio Armani‘s Aqua Di Gio for her advertising campaign and Louis Vutton‘s Fall 2004/05 advertising campaign alongside the likes of Christina Ricci, Chloe Sevigny, Scarlett Johansson.