Incredible and personal images have come to light of Brigitte Bardot, French sex symbol and film actress of the 1960s and 1970s, and are now on show in London.
To give the lady her full name, Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born in France back in 1934. A former sex symbol or “sex kitten,” actress, and fashion model, at the age of 80 she is nowadays an active animal rights activist.
The photos that are being revealed to the public were taken in one single weekend by a photojournalist, Ray Bellisario, known to some as the “original London paparazzo.”
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According to the Huffington Post, Bellisario apparently came across Brigitte Bardot in 1968 and managed to convince the lady to spend the night with him.
In an interview with Johnny Kerry, Bellisario revealed, “I said, ‘Come with me,’ and she did!”
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The pair then snuck away from Bardot’s security guards and headed into a pub to enjoy a drink. After this, they apparently spent the evening at Bellisario’s hotel. Being a photojournalist, naturally Bellisario photographed what he called the “petite affair” for posterity.
The photos are candid and simply amazing, showing moments of flirtation between the pair before Bardot kissed him goodbye the next morning. They apparently never saw each other again.
According to Bellisario, he thought there was nothing in the incident, no substance.
“That’s probably the way she is with guys, that’s what I thought at the time. She was such an attraction, a sexual attraction, that it could happen each and every night for her, and that’s really what it boiled down to. I thought it’s Ray today and someone else tomorrow, all that business, you know.”
Bellisario is also well known for taking candid photos of the royal family, and members of royalty were apparently not amused.
According to the Daily Mail, Princess Margaret used to call the photographer “that bloody Bellisario!” as he always seemed to be around at royal events during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He captured images of Prince Charles water skiing, Princess Anne in a bathing suit, and even the Queen as she relaxed on a family picnic.
Meanwhile, the newly released photos of Brigitte Bardot are available to the public in a show at Dadiani Fine Art in London until June 30 dubbed Brigitte Bardot: 13 Unseen Photographs, London 1968.
Bellisario’s candid shots of Bardot in 1968 Dadiani Fine Art, Cork St, until June 30th Free http://t.co/AOV8ogp1tw pic.twitter.com/g45ijtl9SZ
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Looking briefly back on Bardot’s history, after appearing in several French-language movies, she then had several bit parts in comedy films. She achieved international success, however, in the 1956 film And God Created Woman, and her career took off from there. After then becoming involved in politics, nowadays Brigitte Bardot has a lot of success in her fight for animal rights.
Speaking of previously unseen celeb photos, the Inquisitr has reported that new images of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, have been revealed.
[Images: Inset 1 in in the public domain – Inset 2 CC by SA 3.0 Michel Bernanau]