1953: Brigitte Bardot drew a crowd just
sitting on the beach as she channeled the
title of the movie in which she starred the
previous year, 1952's “The Girl in the Bikini”
1954: Miss Festival, British actress Simone Silva, certainly caused a ruckus when she stripped
to the waist while posing with a surprised
Robert Mitchum. Cannes officials asked her to leave the fest, and she wound up being, well, stripped of her title.
1991: Madonna and Cannes seemed to be made for each other as the singer hit the Croisette in
support of her concert-tour doc, Truth or Dare — or, as it was more provocatively known 1991 in Europe, In Bed With Madonna
1993: Giant balloons of movie stars are not
an uncommon sight in Cannes, with this
inflatable Arnold Schwarzenegger hyping
“The Last Action Hero.” No word on whether
he used the prop during his California
1997: The biggest pop stars in the world at the time, the Spice Girls, far left, appeared
on the balcony of the Martinez Hotel to promote their pic, “Spice World,” and drew the attention of a significant sector of the
paparazzi — and male journos — who were covering the fest.
2007: It seemed like a good idea at the time … Jerry Seinfeld donned a bee suit and ziplined
off the Carlton Hotel to promote his animated pic Bee Movie with co-star Chris Rock, 2007 who was allowed to remain earthbound.
2012: Sacha Baron Cohen spent most of his stay in Cannes last year in character as
Admiral General Aladeen from his movie