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Brigitte Bardot, the strong animal rights activist


The case which will be discussed in this article in connection with the beauty icon, Brigitte Bardot, shows how the media judges a very special woman by her aging look.

She was undoubtedly the best known ideal woman of the ‘50s and ‘60s. According to me, this kind of iconic woman is ageless. It reminds me of the following metaphor. Cats are perfectly beautiful animals. One must admit that it is their great luck since they are sometimes tyrannical, annoying and autonomous… At least it is my experience. If these personalities belonged to an ugly animal, I have no doubt that they would lose their status as pets. I must add that I love cats.

Bardot was stunningly beautiful and loved by many even if her behaviour often split public opinion. She was overpraised, the press idolised her waiting on her hand and foot.



She starred in nearly 60 films, what is more, her records were also released. I will not write more about it now since it is not the topic of this article.

She is known to love animals. During her film career, in 1962 she raised her voice against the unacceptable treatment committed against animals. Banning the seal calfskin trade was attributed also to her (among others). She has bumped heads with Sophia Loren because she (Sophia) was wearing and advertising fur coats. After announcing her retirement in 1973, she dedicated her life to animal protection. She was only 39 when she became fed up with being highlighted.



She established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals. It was not a fade but a true passion. She organized an auction where she sold a lot of her jewellery and personal belongings. She still has been promoting animal rights.

A few years ago, I saw some news on TV, in which she was humiliated and ridiculed. She was subjected to public humiliation only because she had grown old. Paparazzi photos were also presented in which she is surrounded by her animals wearing a simple home suit. She was defamed by the same media which raised her up once. This piece of news still has had a terrible and disingenuous message. Is a woman with perfect facial appearance more valuable than the one who represents values but has a wrinkled face?

God save this exceptional and beautiful 82-year-old woman.


Read the article in Hungarian: FILMCSILLAG AZ ÁLLATOK VÉDELMÉBEN

Index: Source of the photos: Bardot 1.; Bardot 2.; Seal (m5tef)