News__ Brigitte Forever

March 02, 2012 | By

Brigitte Bardot started feminism. Well, kinda...

And God created Brigitte Bardot--then she became an icon and dominated French, and later, American cinema in the 1950s and 60s. Bardot was not only a talented actor, she was a singer, a model and became one of the most prominent animal rights activists. Existential philosopher, and feminist hero, Simone de Beauvoir wrote an essay which described Bardot as one of the most liberated women in post-war France. Because of all the attention she received (you don't get the title of  "sex symbol" without having to kick a few dogs off your leg), Bardot left her Hollywood life behind and dedicated herself to protecting animals. Now, almost 40 years later, Journalist Henri-Jean Servat has put together an exhibit called "BB Forever," showing thirty photographs of Bardot that have never been displayed in America. The exhibit runs until March 31st at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.

If you're not in L.A to see "BB Forever", see some images from the exhibit below (and a clip from Brigitte Bardot's film, "And God Created Woman" below that.)

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