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  • Over the past 20 years,

  • our next guest went from the cover of "VOGUE" as an international supermodel

  • to the presidential palace in France as the first lady

  • Take a look.

  • -For over 20 years, CARLA BRUNI,

  • the former first lady of France,

  • has been known as one of the most beutiful women in the world.

  • -She began her career as one of the top supermodels in fashion

  • and soon became headline news with high-profile relationships with Mick Jagger and Eric

  • At the age of 30, she transitioned to music

  • and became a critically- acclaimed singer/songwriter.

  • [singing] -try for a little french song

  • -In 2008, she married the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy,

  • and instantly became one of the most stylish first ladies in history.

  • -After saying good-bye to the palace two years ago,

  • she's returned to her music,

  • and is now touring United States for the first time

  • in support of her latest CD, "Little French Songs."

  • Please welcome Carla Bruni.

  • Bonjour. -Bonjour, Ellen

  • That's all I know.

  • -But you know well. Bonjour. Bonjour.

  • -Bonjour. And that's all I'll say.

  • 'cause I-- I'm so bad at accents,

  • I couldn't even try it if you taught me a sentence

  • I couldn't speak French

  • Do you speak only French and English,

  • or do you speak other languages?

  • -I was born in Italian. Oh.

  • -I became French only when I got married at 40 years old.

  • -So I speak Italian, yeah.

  • You became French when you got married?

  • -Yes. That's how it works?

  • -Oh. [laughter]

  • -See, no, the thing is that probably if you had another job,

  • you know, my man, maybe I would have remain Italian.

  • -But since he was the president of France,

  • -then I thought it was polite, you know? To become French?

  • -Yeah. [laughter]

  • That was polite of you. -Half French, half Italian,

  • -because I kept my both passport. But you sound more French.

  • Did you have a thick Italian accent before?

  • -No, but you think I have a French voice?

  • Yes, I do. -Oh, because I have Italian voice.

  • Really? -Yeah.

  • That shows how much I know. [laughter]

  • I never get out of this place. It's like a casino for me.

  • I don't know what time it is, I don't know what day it is.

  • So what a life you've had.

  • So you were a model, a supermodel, and then you became a musician, and started--

  • And then you meet the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, and--

  • how do you meet the president? Were you just at a party?

  • -Blind date. No. Well, it can't be blind.

  • You know who he was, right? -Yeah.

  • -I knew who he was. He just got divorced,

  • which is very strange for a president, you know,

  • so the whole country was like [gasps] HUH? Yeah.

  • -And then-- and then we have a common friend,

  • And I was single for like a year with my little boy.

  • And so they said, "Would you like to come for dinner

  • and we invited Nicolas Sarkozy?" -And I said, "Yeah."

  • -I mean.. Both: why not?

  • -And then we met at the dinner and we left together,

  • -And it was like, you know? Was it love at first sight?

  • -Yeah. Yeah. For both of you?

  • -It exist-- yeah, it exists.

  • So--Yes, I believe it. I'm-- happened for me.

  • So-- So and then how long after

  • How long did you date before you got married?

  • -We didn't date for long. Uh... Two months?

  • That's not long. -Yeah, that's not long.

  • Yeah. -Yeah, we met on the 13 of november,

  • -And we got married at the 2nd of February

  • Wow. And you've been together how long now?

  • -7 1/2 years. 7 1/2 years. That's fantastic.

  • So what's it like to all the sudden be the first lady?

  • like, that's-- there's responsibilities.

  • -Scary, yeah. yeah.

  • -I got really scared, and I tried to concentrate

  • -So I don't make mistakes, you know?

  • Like, did you have to learn certain etiquette that you didn't know?

  • -They show you the way very much.

  • -You know, there's like protocol people that tells you "Go there, and then go here and"--

  • -I did it wrong at the beginning.

  • -You know, I was always at the wrong side.

  • Oh, because you have to-- What do you mean?

  • -You have to be by the flag, basically, you know,

  • and say hello to people, so thay's very easy to be kind, you know?

  • -But sometimes I would go the wrong direction, you know?

  • -And I didn't know-- You always have to stand by your man.

  • while he's giving speeches,

  • -And that's so weird.

  • -As if he was standing next to me while I'm singing, right?

  • -Or if your girl was standing there while you're--you know?

  • So you have to stand--because it's a position where you have yo be next to him.

  • Yes. -In a very representive way.

  • -You don't have much to do. Yeah.

Over the past 20 years,

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