Dienstag, 4. Januar 2011

Viva Brigitte...

With Jeanne Moreau in the movie "Viva Maria"

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born on the 28 of September in 1934. She is a French fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. 
In younger years she was an upcoming ballet dancer. In 1952 she started her acting career became world-famous. For her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film, Viva Maria!, she was nominated for the BAFTA (Award for Best Foreign Actress). Simone de Beauvoir described Bardot as an "locomotive of women's history" in her essay "The Lolita Syndrome". De Beauvoir also said, that Brigitte was the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. 
In 1973 Brigitte retired from the entertainment industry. She can look back on a great career: She starred in 47 films, performed in numerous musical shows and recorded 80 songs. 
Then Bardot established herself as an animal rights activist. On the other side she became outspoken due to her criticism of immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France durich the 1990s.  

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