Brigitte Bardot was the name of every teenager's lips when I was in my teens. Boys instantly fell in love with her and girls admired, with slight envy, her fascinating appeal. Most teenage girls must have attempted the famous Bardo pout before realising hers was natural.
The reason for this post is I had an email today from a friend who lives between England and France and when she's in France she helps out at the Brigitte Bardot Foundation. She is an ardent supporter of animal rights and sends me wonderfully descriptive emails of the work she undertakes.
In today's email she mentioned Brigitte Bardot turned 75 very recently and there had been celebrations throughout the Foundation. This led me to reminiscing about the days when it seemed Ms Bardot could attract 'love' even without clicking her fingers.
I won't expand on her life's history, which is certainly no rags to riches story, as it is so well recorded on the internet, but I congratulate her for reaching such a fine age without the help of any surgeon's knife or botox.
One quote I remember from many years ago was, 'I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.'
I'm sure she still continues to turn heads whenever she decides to leave her beloved St Tropez. Will any of today's 'celebs' be able to say "what you see is what you get" at the age of 75?