It was always assumed this iconic character from television and movies was based on the creator of the character.
It turns out it was based on this former Housewife as much as the creator.
Sex and the City
Character: Carrie Bradshaw
Creator : Candace Bushnell
Housewife: Carole Radziwill
Real Housewives of New York
ALMOST CARRIE: Carole Radziwill and the Future of Housewives
Who’s that petite single New York writer I keep seeing on TV with the fabulous sense of style? You know, the one with the rocking bod and kind of unconventional face who so breezily mixes glamour with sarcasm and wit? I think her name starts with a C…
Meet Carole Radziwill—Emmy and Peabody-award winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and the closest real-life embodiment of the fictional Carrie Bradshaw that I’ve observed during my 11-plus years in the city. But here’s the rub: she’s a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York. – Source
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