Difficult to believe, but the "sex kitten" who scandalized the 1950s and the 1960s with her unbelievable beauty, her wonderful childlike screen persona and her lack of clothes, is now an octogenarian.
Twenty years ago, for the first and only time, a writer was granted access to the woman behind the myth to tell her amazing story.
Now, that story is brought up to date.
For sixty years, Brigitte Bardot was an international phenomenon. Often acclaimed as the most beautiful woman on earth, her legendary on-screen audacity and her off-screen private life has both shocked and intrigued. Bardot's fame, which began with "And God Created Woman," carried her to mythical status and cinematic stardom.
Mobbed, stalked, and hounded for all of her adult life, while being pursued by lovesick fans and the media, Bardot was tormented in her attempt to separate her private life from her public life.
After several attempted suicides, she retired from films --- completely cut herself off from that first life --- to delve into her second, animal rights, with zeal and devotion.
Jeffrey Robinson got to know Bardot, her husbands, her former lovers, her co-stars and her oldest friends, and lifts the veil that has obscured the private stories of both her lives.
This is his internationally best-selling biography, revised and updated, telling the remarkably intimate story of this remarkable woman turned 80.
"Fame became the sultry beauty's cruelest enemy." -- Cosmopolitan
Jeffrey Robinson is a passionate biographer... and Brigitte had confidence in him." -- Tele Loisirs
"Jeffrey Robinson is the man who seduced Brigitte Bardot without ever sharing her bed." -- Daily Express
"Jeffrey Robinson should be credited for having tamed a wildcat... a great story." -- The European
"I've always wanted to be Brigitte Bardot." -- Bob Dylan
Jeffrey Robinson (1945) is the international bestselling author of 28 books. Born in New York and a graduate of Temple University, after serving four years in the US Air Force, he moved to a small village in the south of France to continue his writing career. His journalism has appeared for more than 40 years in major magazines and newspapers in the US and UK. During the 1970s, he was a featured contributor to the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Now based in New York, he devotes himself to writing books (both fiction and non-fiction), television, film and to speaking engagements on financial crime, money laundering and fraud. A recognized expert in those fields, he has been labeled by the British Bankers' Association, "The world's leading financial crime author."read more
Reviews for Bardot: Two Lives
Now, for the first time, a writer has been granted access to the woman behind the myth to tell her amazing story. Photos. For more than forty years Brigitte Bardot has been an international phenomenon. Often acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women on earth, her legendary on-screen audacity and her off-screen private life both shocked and intrigued post World War II generations. Bardot's fame, which began with And God Created Woman, carried her to mythical status and cinematic stardom. Mobbed, stalked, and hounded for all of her adult life, while being pursued by lovesick fans and the media, Bardot was tormented in her attempt to separate her private life from her public life. After several attempted suicides, she retired from films and delved into the animal rights cause with zeal and devotion. Now, for the first time, a writer has been granted access to the woman behind the myth. Jeffrey Robinson spoke with Brigitte Bardot's former husbands, former lovers, old friends, her current husband, and with Bardot herself. He lifts the veil that for years has obscured Bardot from the eyes of the public, giving the reader an intimate view of a remarkable woman.read more
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