Ruth Brandon is a historian, biographer and novelist. She is the author of seven novels, a radio play, and twelve works of non-fiction. Her last book was Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L’Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good, (HarperCollins 2011) which has been published in five languages.

She is currently working on a film about Marcel Duchamp.

Ruth Brandon talks about her latest book, Ugly Beauty.

Film by Randall Wright