Who's under the hat and sunglasses? Carla Bruni-Sarkozy steps out in Paris wearing full disguise

She has posed naked, slept with rock stars and reportedly answered the door to a journalist without a top on. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is not known for being a shrinking violet.

But today, as she stepped out in Paris with a friend, the French-Italian supermodel covered up her legendary looks with large dark glasses and a trilby pulled down over her face.

The model and musician who once had rock stars and artists throwing themselves at her feet has now chalked up four years' of marriage with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

In disguise: Carla Bruni Sarkozy stepped out in Paris today wrapped up warm in leather jacket and scarf - and with trilby and sunglasses covering most of her face

The two married in 2008 after a brief romance and Carla made the perfect First Lady during her husband's premiership.

Today, despite the ongoing corruption case her husband is going through - he is accused of taking millions from the frail l'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, 90 - Carla managed to look relaxed, and even to smile for the cameras.

At 45 years old, Carla still has the slim figure of a catwalk model and she dressed stylishly in slim-fitting jeans paired with a leather jacket from the French Acrobatic Patrol that bore a patch inscribed with her name.

Although there has long been much speculation surrounding Carla's youthful appearance, the  star has never spoken out to confirm or deny having surgical help maintaining her looks.

Flying high: Carla wore a leather flight jacket of the French Acrobatic Patrol with a small patch bearing her name

Slender: Carla was accompanied by a friend in the French capital today



LEFT: In her heyday: Carla Bruni on the Paris runway in 1994. RIGHT: As First Lady in 2009 at the G20 summit

She wasn't always so shy: A black and white photograph of Carla dating from 1993 sold for £45,500 in 2008 - the year the former supermodel wed French President Nicolas Sarkozy

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