Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

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Ginette Vincendeau analyses Bardot's rise to fame as a highly-acclaimed French international film star and fashion icon from her early days as a fashion model and ballet dancer to her period of 'high stardom' between 1956 and 1960.

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ISBN-13: 9781844574926
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Series: Film Stars Series
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at King's College London . She is the editor of the BFI/Cassell Encyclopedia of European Cinema, and the author of The Companion to French Cinema (BFI/Cassell 1996) and Pépé le Moko (BFI, 1998).

Susan Smith has been knitting and crocheting for as long as she can remember, and is extremely passionate about both crafts. She has taught students in crochet and knitting classes, and has completed City and Guilds qualifications in Machine Knitting, Hand Knitting, and Embroidery. Susan has had her own knitwear design company for over ten years.

Table of Contents


Chapter One
Chapter one covers Bardot's training as a ballet dancer and early career as a fashion model, and rise to stardom.

Chapter Two
Chapter two examines Bardot's roles and performance style in the films she made during her period of 'high stardom' between 1956 and 1960.

Chapter Three
Chapter three examines the second half of Bardot's cinematic career, from 1960 to her last film in 1973, when she took the decistion to stop acting.

Chapter Four
Chapter four examines Bardot's long post-cinematic celebrity, which has clearly outlived her 'retirement' in 1973.


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A serious and well-researched account of Brigitte Bardot as a movie star and cultural phenomenom.' – Sight & Sound

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