Looking for some sordid details about the minutiae of celebrities’ sexual habits? Carole Mallory has the scoop.
The actress and model, who starred in 1975’s “The Stepford Wives” and was the common-law wife of writer Norman Mailer, has followed up her 2010 memoir “Loving Mailer” with another juicy book about her many glamorous love affairs.
In the book, titled “Picasso’s Ghost,” Mallory gushes about her engagement to Pablo Picasso’s son, Claude, as well as her affairs with Richard Gere, Peter Sellers and Robert De Niro — the latter of whom Mallory said wears socks while having sex.
Mallory and De Niro met at the Chateau Marmont in 1975 and engaged in a 14-day affair. “During lovemaking, he never stopped looking in my eyes,” she writes in “Picasso’s Ghost.” “He had a butterfly tattoo that I later realized matched his flighty spirit. So did the fact that he left his socks on. The following year he married Diahnne Abbott … I would have appreciated a phone call.”
Mallory, now 71, writes that Gere “didn’t withhold” during their one-night stand in the late 1970s. “His gymnastic skills were apparent. He made love his way … A sex symbol not to be forgotten.”
Mallory writes that she felt “validated by celebrities” in the aftermath of her broken engagement to Picasso, who left her “jilted” and “seeking out famous men to prove I was OK.”