One American reviewer described her as “unquestionably a masterpiece of artistry.”
Brigitte Bardot began her career as a dancer in the ’50s, before transitioning into acting. In 1956, she sprang to stardom as the lead actress in Robert Vadim’s And God Created Women, which was a controversial picture at the time. Her “superlative workmanship” was proclaimed by an American reviewer.
Brigitte Bardot and the Lolita Syndrome was Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist article on Bardot’s appearance on the international stage during the conservative decade. As an animal rights activist, she was fined for inciting racial hate five times, the most contentious charge.