Former spokeswoman of Lutte Ouvrière Arlette Laguiller is celebrating her 80th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, she is one of the most acclaimed politicians of her generation.
Popular politician Arlette Laguiller has always liked to keep a bit of herself hidden from view. At 80th birthday, she remains a woman of many facets.
Laguiller, a cultural icon
Born in Paris on March 18, 1940, Arlette Laguiller's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Laguiller's not just a great politician, she's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business woman. At this point in her career, there seems to be little Arlette hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Arlette Laguiller as she promises more to come. After all, she's only 80.
Happy Birthday, Arlette, you're the best!
Arlette Laguiller career in pictures
- Spokesman of Lutte Ouvrière (1968 - 2008)
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