Eva Ionesco suing mum for taking pornographic pictures of her as a child
French actress Eva Ionesco, who modeled in Playboy when she was only 11 years old - making her the youngest person ever to appear in the adult magazine - has filed a lawsuit against her mum Irina for taking pornographic pictures of her when she was between four and 12 years old.
A Paris court reportedly ordered Irina to hand over 10,000 euros in damages to her daughter, as well as the negatives of the many explicit photographs, the Huffington Post reported.
Irina, a self-taught French-Romanian photographer, rose to notoriety in the 1970s due to her controversial and explicit photographs, often starring her young daughter.
The explicit black-and-white images feature coquettish poses, fetishistic clothing, and nudity.
Eva called the result of the photographs a "stolen childhood," and claims she never received any money for the images.
According to Le Monde, the defense's argument revolved around the "liberal and permissive" attitude of the 1970s, as well as insinuations that Ionesco's personal hatred for her mother was driving the case.
Ionesco publicized the bizarre details of her relationship with her mother in her 2011 film 'My Little Princess,' starring Isabelle Huppert.