Hands Open with Claire Stansfield – Episode 17

The Recap

Jennifer welcomes Claire Stansfield to the show. Claire is an actor, director, fashion designer, former model, and current mother to two young boys, Lucky and Rocco. Born in London, raised in Toronto, and currently living in Los Angeles, Claire is certainly a worldly person. From globetrotting as a model to founding and eventually selling her own fashion line of clothing, Claire’s career truly is a highlight reel of incredible moments.

In this episode, Claire and Jennifer discuss Claire’s acting and modeling career. They talk about her engagement to Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon and the public heartbreak that eventually ensued. Claire opens up about her struggles with miscarriages and her battle with cancer. Claire reflects on these struggles and talks about how they have produced some of the best outcomes; Claire has learned to slow down, work less, and appreciate family more. Finally, Claire tells the story of how a preschool auction turned into a dream job as a designer of one of the hottest restaurants in Los Angeles.

Episode Highlights

  • 01:08 – Introducing Claire
  • 02:58 – Claire’s background and roots
  • 05:36 – On tour with Duran Duran
  • 10:59 – Claire’s acting career
  • 16:26 – The beginning of Claire’s clothing brand, C&C California
  • 19:20 – How Claire met and fell in love with her husband
  • 20:02 – Claire’s painful memories of multiple miscarriages
  • 21:40 – Claire’s first child, Lucky, and the postpartum depression that followed
  • 25:26 – The story of Claire encountering an intruder in her house
  • 32:09 – Claire discusses selling her company to focus on being a mom
  • 33:44 – How a preschool auction led to a designing career
  • 38:04 – The struggles of balancing a career and a family
  • 41:16 – Claire reflects on her cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment
  • 47:29 – Life as a vegan
  • 50:03 – Claire’s latest projects
  • 51:13 – Claire implores all women to check their breasts daily
  • 53:23 – How Claire is fighting cancer recurrence through hormone blockers, dieting, and green tea
  • 57:47 – What does Claire think about when she hears the word MILF?
  • 58:15 – What is something Claire has changed her mind about recently?
  • 59:05 – How does Claire define success?
  • 1:02:31 – Lightning round of questions

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One Reply to “Hands Open with Claire Stansfield – Episode 17”

  1. I loved listening to this!!!! Great show. Claire is really an inspiration, and had worthwhile words of wisdom.

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