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Bardot

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Bardot

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Sean French
genre:
Biography, Music

We gave it an A

The sex appeal of Garbo and Dietrich had been smoldering and aloof; Bardot was a different European model. By the time she was internationally notorious for a titillating performance in …And God Created Woman, she had become the pouting, tousle-haired embodiment of idyllic, 100 percent natural sex. As the pictures in Bardot proves, she could look naked even when she had some clothes on. Sean French’s witty and discerning commentary takes on the power and cultural dimensions of Bardot’s public image and the way it messed up her private life (four marriages, several suicide attempts, numerous affairs). She turned down all overtures from Hollywood and baffled even the best French directors; her roles, like her clothes, tended to slip away from her, and she is brazenly memorable in films that are mostly forgettable. A