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Who is ... Cecilie Thomsen?
I think I recognise her name … but from where? Maybe because Thomsen was a ‘Bond babe’, starring briefly opposite Pierce Brosnan in the 1997 film, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’. She played his language instructor, which prompted Miss Moneypenny to tell Bond that he “always was a cunning linguist”.
I haven’t even seen that film, but I still think I know the name ... Perhaps because Thomsen dated Canadian crooner Bryan Adams for 12 years.
How did they meet? Who’d have thought Adams was a cradle snatcher – he spotted the 16-year-old Cecilie at one of his concerts and invited her up on the stage for a dance!
Why did they split? British newspaper The Daily Mail said Thomsen claimed that Adams had an affair with none other than the Princess of Wales! Thomsen said “ours was a stormy relationship and Bryan’s affair with Diana didn’t make it easier”. Adams commented that Thomsen knew nothing about his friendship with Diana.
Was Adams happy they split? Not at all. He spent many years after whining about how no other woman could live up to Cecilie. However, the rest of us should have been delighted, because Adams admitted that Thomsen was the inspiration for all the songs he wrote when they were together. She is therefore vicariously responsible for the most irritating love song of all time, the 1991 hit ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ (I guess ‘everything’ included picking up the then 17-year-old Thomsen from school!), and also the pathetic 1995 tune, ‘Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman’. To be fair to Adams, the lyrics of the latter song don’t state that ‘really loving a woman’ forbids affairs with other ladies, even royal ones.
So what does she do now? After modelling she studied both acting and art history. Today she’s a music producer. She is the executive producer and music supervisor for the Danish 2011 film ‘Noget i luften’.