"I have always adored beautiful young men. Just because I grow older, my taste doesn't change. So if I can still have them, why not?"
The French bombshell Brigitte Bardot celebrates her 75th birthday today.
She was born 28 September, 1934 in Paris, France. At the age of 15 Brigitte had made it to the fashion magazine Vogue as a model. In 1952 she made her film debut as Javotte Lemoine in Le trou normand (US title: Crazy for Love. Directly translated: "The Norman Hole", referring to the family owned hotel in the movie). Her American film debut came in the form of Un acte d'amour (1953), a film starring Kirk Douglas. Her most famous film appearances are probably in the Jean-Luc Godard film Le mépris (1963) and the Sean Connery western Shalako (1968).
Brigitte Bardot's beauty and sexuality took America with storm, calling her "sex kitten". The enormous hype surrounding Brigitte wherever she went caused her to leave Hollywood at the age of 39. Aside from her modeling and Hollywood career she recorded a lot of popular songs in the 1950's and 1960's, among those a version of the sex oozing "Je t'aime... moi non plus".
Today she is most famous as an animal rights activist, and to having been married and divorced four times.
A cute little French 1960's song, "Moi je joue".
And then a couple of sexy ones with Alain Delon: