Bardot was a ballet dancer who fell into modelling as a teen in 50's Paris by 15 she was on the cover of French Elle which is where she was spotted by Roger Vadim the director of the film that catapulted her into super stardom . Of course in her early roles there is a somewhat Lolita-esque/man pleasing quality to her *characters* that makes me more than a little uneasy but Bardot was a breathtaking beauty that still inspires some 60 years after her first film. She has had a tumultuous life and retreated from stardom at the age of 39 to concentrate on being an activist for Animal Welfare (for this I admire her greatly). But....she is one of those strange humans that has so much love for animals and dedicates so much of herself to causes that involve animals, yet holds some disconcerting/offensive views about humans and she has been vilified for her right wing and racist views in her latter years.
Bardot's looks faded and her coquettish beauty disappeared, she still has killer cheekbones and there is still a *whisper* of her past beauty she is *striking* and has not succumbed to lifts/fillers/botox, so hers is a face that has lines and character. But the woman who put St Tropez on the map remains such a huge influence and *The Bardot* look will be very prevalent for Spring/Summer 14.
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