Marine Le Pen – BBC News

Marine Le Pen working as a lawyer, 1995(Getty Images)

It was hard living with the Le Pen name. In her book, Marine speaks of the teasing at school, and of the betrayal by teachers and even Catholic priests who made sure she knew how much they loathed her father.As she tried to make her way as a lawyer she was boycotted by many of her contemporaries who objected to her father’s politics. She ended up doing business solely for the party.

All of this created a sense of injustice. She could not see in her father the monster constantly vilified by politicians and press. So gradually she started taking up the political cudgels herself.

Source: Marine Le Pen – BBC News