Brigitte Bardot

Icons of the Century

With pouty lips and lush mane of blonde hair, Brigitte Bardot’s beauty and body created a sensation when, at 18, she starred as the wardrobe-challenged “Girl in the Bikini.”

She created further fuss at 22 in “And God Created Woman” as an amoral girl who just wanted to have fun. Directed by her then-husband, Roger Vadim, the movie outraged bluenoses and its nudity guaranteed big box office.

She became a jet-set superstar after that, but, after some 40 films, retired in 1974, devoting her time to animal rights activism, which now keeps her in the spotlight.

Still, her image as a French sex symbol endures and still fuels fantasies and dreams of St. Tropez.

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