Simon Le Bon

Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon Talks ‘Barbarella’ With Jane Fonda

Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon has finally met the star of the film which inspired the band’s name.
The Rio singer was stunned when he learned Jane Fonda was a fellow gues t at a recent Valentino Garavani party in France – and he got the chance to say hello and find out what the actress though about the band naming t hemselves after the villain of her 1968 cult film Barbarella.
In a post on the Duran Duran website, Le Bon writes, “I went over to he r and asked, ‘What do you think about us being Duran Duran?’ “She said it was difficult for a while, but ‘after a few marriages, and one to someone with a sense of humour, I finally came around to it!’ “She was lovely, I am really glad I finally got to meet the original Ba rbarella… After meeting Jane Fonda, my mood was on a high for the rest of the evening.”

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