FROM DAILY MAIL: Top model Noemie Lenoir has been found unconscious after trying to commit suicide in the woods outside Paris.
The 30-year-old, who has become a household name in the UK after spearheading a Marks & Spencer advertising campaign, was found slumped on the floor in a forest in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, on the outskirts of the French capital.
She is believed to have formulated a potentially deadly cocktail of alcohol and drugs at the home of her on-off boyfriend Claude Makelele, the ex-Chelsea football star who is father to their son, Kelyan, five.
‘After coming too, Noemie was in a state of great distress and clearly very ill,’ said a source close to the model. ‘She had clearly attempted to harm herself and had fallen unconscious. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the effects of poisoning. It seems that she had tried to commit suicide as a cry for help. She’s now in a far better condition and recovering.’
Ms. Lenoir and Makelele have had a turbulent relationship since 2003, when they first started going out together. He has often been linked to other women. It was reported that they split in 2009. SOURCE
The French and Malagasy model signed with L’Oréal in 2001, and has since appeared in advertisements for Victoria’s Secret and the Gap. She once dated Russell Simmons, played Genevieve in “Rush Hour 3,” and most recently appeared in Usher’s video for “Hey Daddy.”