December 25, 1978 12:00 PM

I’m not ashamed to admit it, I am a superstar,” allows Miss Piggy, accepting just a smidge of gooey pastry from a waiter at London’s chic Savoy. With three years on TV’s Muppet Show behind her and an upcoming feature film in the can, Piggy is now upstaging her top-billed boss, Kermit the Frog, and monopolizing guest stars like Rudolf Nureyev (with whom she danced an indelible Swine Lake). Her approach is a combination of seductive Gaborian self-assurance and an occasional karate chop. The appeal, analyzes romantic novelist Barbara Cart land, is that “she gives plain women hope. She is not beautiful, but she has charisma.” Yet Piggy is ambivalent, as are so many of her modern women fans (according to her ghost, Muppet scenarist Frank Oz). Will she marry Kermit? “I imagine I will. Don’t ask Kermit. Aspects of the relationship need to be worked out.” In short, she says, “I want children, my career and the Frog—not necessarily in that order.” Miss Piggy’s resolution for ’79: “To no longer be pushy, no longer use my feminine wiles. If that doesn’t work, I’ll break everybody in two until they see it my way!”

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