An hour and a half later I'd filled the book."The result of that moment of inspiration, Only Ever Yours, a dark examination of notions of female beauty set in a future where girls are manufactured not born, became one of the most critically acclaimed young adult novels of recent years drawing comparisons with Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale, and praised by everyone from Jeanette Winterson to Marian Keyes.
(The magazine later denied making any such commission.) Samantha describes herself as ‘unexceptional-looking’.
And, crucially, unlike the actress Nastassja Kinski — with whom Polanski had recently begun an affair when she was 15 — she looked very much her age.
The idea for her first book came to Louise O'Neill in a cafe in New York on a cold January morning in 2011.
Then 26, O'Neill was working at Elle magazine in Manhattan and had recently started to relapse back into the anorexia she first suffered from at the age of 14.
She’d had sex once with her 17-year-old boyfriend but, wanting to impress, told him ‘twice’.
He told her to take her top off again, and then, having persuaded her to share a Quaalude (an immensely powerful sedative pill used as a recreational drug), he persuaded her to strip and get in the outdoor Jacuzzi.
Looking for a suitable set, he and Samantha first visited British star Jacqueline Bisset, who offered her a glass of wine (Samantha scoffs at Bisset’s subsequent claim that she mistook her for an adult.) The house: This image of Jack Nicholson, his then-girlfriend Anjelica Huston, and his daughter, shows the inside of his home where Samantha came for her photoshoot.
She was given champagne and a sleeping pill They then drove to actor Jack Nicholson’s home on Mulholland Drive as Polanski fired off questions about her sex life.
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She admits that she, her mother and her step-father Bob, who published Marijuana Monthly, a magazine for cannabis smokers, were flattered by Polanski’s attention, though she rejects claims that her mother, an ambitious aspiring actress, had effectively pimped her daughter out in order to court favour with the director.