Bardot at a press conference for Le Mepris 1963. Reblogged from Fabien J. Roussel's Pinterest
Madame Bardot is absolutely right in her condemnation. I have worn fur but I do not own any, I find it somewhat repulsive. I am personally not a great animal lover and I do not own any pet, nor do I want to, but this does not mean I endorse cruelty to animals, absolutely not. If you were childless, would you endorse cruelty to children? That's what I mean.
La Bardot or BB is an enigma to me. The sexiest woman of the 20th century, she was - still is - very classy, in a uniquely French way. She became a farmer and showed her disdain for age masking routines - no botox or cosmetic surgery for Madame Bardot, she happily wears her lines with great dignity and panache and she does not give a f... about dieting, not at 80 plus. Many people would say that she has aged badly, thanks to all the smoking and drinking she indulged in. I do not concur. She has aged with passion. We all age, but not many of us are able to age with passion.
Bardot at 80. Photo: Le Parisien, AFP/Eric Feferberg
Being in love with the wrong man is something that unfortunately happens to the best of women - I too have been down that path. Nevertheless, though I do not share Madame Bardot's Le Pen -induced fascism, I do admire her for living her life so passionately, an emotion and a state of mind one never associates with older people, who are supposed to be totally devoid of it and so utterly boring. But boring Madame Bardot cannot and will never be.
Bardot , image reblogged from smokeonsunsetblvd
Watch La Bardot in her early movies and swoon. A fine actress she was too, and had a way of holding herself which belied the years of classical dance training. Watch her in Le Mepris by Jean- Luc Godard: she is the embodiment of sensuality. She just is. I believe Venus chose to be born amongst us mortals as BB. She was never beautiful in a classical way. But she was striking and very, very sexy. Second to none and très chic.