Returning to Paris one recent afternoon from a trip to Vienna, where she protested against the alleged wartime activities of Austrian President Kurt Waldheim, Klarsfeld expressed confidence in [Farrah Fawcett]. Fawcett is in Paris for the filming of "The Beate Klarsfeld Story" for ABC-TV and several European television networks, including the French channel TF1.
Le Figaro, a right-wing Paris daily, said: "From the beginning, it was hard to imagine the blond Amazon of Farrah Fawcett in the skin of a fierce and idealistic battler. And the few words we have heard from Fawcett have not convinced the most skeptical."
Although Beate Klarsfeld is a handsome woman herself with light-brown hair, Fawcett, at the news conference, hardly resembled the image that everyone has of the confident, active and articulate Beate. Klarsfeld, who did not attend the news conference but read the news reports, said later of Fawcett, in an admiring way, "She is very shy. She has no allure of the star."