"'the quality that M. Mitterrand has attributed to the Prime Minister"
François Mitterrand in the 1980s
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeFrançois Mitterrand in the 1980s - Credit: MMEKAYHAGAN

 François Mitterrand (1916-1996) was a French Socialist politician who was President of France between 1981 and 1995. He was, therefore, Mrs Thatcher's French counterpart during most of her term as British Prime Minister (1979-1990).

François Mitterand is reported to have said that Margaret Thatcher 'has the eyes of Caligula, but the mouth of Marilyn Monroe'!

Click here and here and here to see some images of François Mitterand with Margaret Thatcher.