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You’ve seen it before, and you’ll see it again, and now you see it here. Brigitte Bardot’s bewitching bottom. It’s all over the web.
It’s much nicer to remember her like this than thinking about the raving fascist and racist she has turned into in her old age. How can something once so beautiful on the outside turn into something so ugly on the inside. It’s a strange world. But man what a bottom she had back then.

I could have found the image almost
anywhere, but I found it at:
Vintage-Scans

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This 1954 Simca Weekend Convertible is a hand-built alloy and steel prototype and carries serial number 001. It was presented to French film actress Bridgette Bardot, who was then 19 years old. She owned the car six years before selling it to a friend. The car is shown in countless photographs taken during the 1950s.

The Weekend is powered by the four-cylinder Simca ‘Flash’ motor, a 1290cc power plant that developed 48 horsepower.

The car was repainted years ago in its original ‘Paris Grey.’ Other than that – plus new tires, belts and hoses – it remains in its original, as-delivered condition.

Simca Aronde Week-end 55-56 by Facel. Vélosolex on the right,

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Brigitte must have had it repainted  as here she is on the hood of the same car in Cannes in 1956.

It was not Brigitte’s only Simca as on the picture below you can see Brigitte Bardot in a Simca Rouge Decapotable, talking to her husband and film producer Roger Vadim.

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September 1934) is a French former fashion model, actress and singer, and animal rights activist.
In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 films, became world-famous due to her role in her then-husband Roger Vadim‘s controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1963 cult film, Contempt. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle‘s 1965 film, Viva Maria!.
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he caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir‘s 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women’s history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.
Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business Bardot starred in 47 films, performed in numerous musical shows, and recorded 80 songs. She was awarded the Légion d’honneur in 1985 but refused to receive it.

See Brigitte’s impressive filmography here

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The archetypal sex kitten, Brigitte Bardot was the first foreign-language star ever to attain a level of international success comparable to America’s most popular homegrown talents. While the vast majority of her motion pictures failed to rank even remotely close to the best of her native France’s prodigious New Wave-era output, they proved a major breakthrough in establishing a market for foreign films in English-speaking countries; indeed, for all of the acclaim deservedly heaped on the more gifted actors and directors of her day, perhaps no other factor was more crucial to the far-reaching success of world cinema than Bardot’s sultry allure.

See Brigitte Bardot’s impressiv filmography here

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Françoise Hardy
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Sylvie Vartan

Yé-yé (French pronunciation: [jeje]) was a style of pop music that emerged from France, Québec and Spain in the early 1960s. The style has expanded out worldwide, due to the success of figures such as the French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg. The yé-yé movement had its origins in the radio programme "Salut les copains", which first aired in December 1959.
The program gained immediate success and one of its sections ("le chouchou de la semaine" / "this week’s sweetheart") turned to be the starting point for most yé-yé singers. Any song that was presented went straight to the top places in the charts. Yé-yé music was unique in a number of ways: first, it was the only musical movement so far to be spearheaded by females; second, it was a mostly European phenomenon.
Yé-yé girls were young (France Gall herself was only 16 when she released her first album, and innocent (most of their songs talked of finding the first love, such as Françoise Hardy’s "Tous les garçons et les filles" (" All the guys and girls my age know how it feels to be happy, but I am lonely, when will I know how it feels to have someone?").

They were also sexy, in a deliberately naïve way. Gainsbourg called France Gall the French Lolita, and, composed the song "Les Sucettes" ("Lollipops") for her. The lyrics go: "Annie loves lollipops, aniseed lollipops, when the sweet liquid runs down Annie’s throat, she is in paradise ".

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But when all this is said and done, don’t forget that the greatest Yé Yé Girl of them all was none other than Brigitte Bardot. See her discography and some of her music videos here.

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28 Sep 1934
Brigitte Bardot was born in Paris
1947
Brigitte starts attending colleges at the Conservatoire Nationale de Danse, her teacher is Boris Kniaseff
1949
Brigitte’s carreer begins when she is on the cover of Elle, she meets Marc Allégret and Roger Vadim
1950
When she’s not allowed to marry Roger Vadim she tries to commit suicide, Brigitte gets allowed to marry Roger, but only when she’s 18
1952
Brigitte plays in her first movie ‘Le trou Normand’
20 Dec 1952
Brigitte marries Roger Vadim
1953
Brigitte is the sensation at the Cannes movie-festival

1956

The international breakthrough comes with ‘Et Dieu créa la femme’
6 Dec 1956
Brigitte seperates from Roger Vadim
6 Dec 1956
Brigitte marries Jacques Charrier
11 Jan 1960
Nicolas-Jacques Charrier, Brigitte’s only child, is born
1960
She tries committing suicide for the second time
1962
Brigitte devorces from Jacques Charrier
8 Jul 1966

Brigitte marries Gunther Sachs in Las Vegas

Jul 1969
Brigitte devorces from Gunther Sachs
1973
After  “’L’Histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise’” Brigitte decides to stop making movies. From then on she spends her life on the protection of animals
1983
Brigitte makes a movie in 3 parts about her life
28 Sep 1983
Brigitte tries committing suicide for the 3rd time
4 Oct 1996
Brigitte’s autobiography "Initials BB" has been released

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Brigitte Bardot buys hats a couple of times a week. This happens in Paris, at Jean Barthot’s, the man who creates hats for the likes of Soraya and Sophia Loren. – Bardot tries to find a hat that will make her un-recognisable (as if that would be possible – Ted).
Her dream is to be able to walk around without being recognise. At least that’s what she says.

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Oh no, not this one. Do you think I’m a cowgirl.

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S’il vous plait. Not that one either. Put it on a circus clown instead.

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What a creation, what style. Let me have 10 – 12 of these.

The Norwegian magazine "NÅ"
No 51 – December 7th. 1963.

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Hmmm. – In this outfit I almost look like Greta Garbo.

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There you go! Finally a hat that fits right.

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Veil, makes me look sophisticated. Don’t you think.

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