ACC Art Books and Iconic Images present Being Bardot : Photographed by Douglas Kirkland and Terry O’Neill featuring the work of these two acclaimed photographers with many stunning images taken from their archives to reveal iconic and never-before-seen images of the star.
The photographers Douglas Kirkland and Terry O’Neill both worked with Brigitte Bardot at the peak of her fame in the 1960s and early 1970s, photographing the star on set and behind the scenes on films including The Legend of Frenchie King aka Les Petroleuses, Shalako and Viva Maria.
Iconic tousled blonde locks, kohl-rimmed eyes, an alluring smile, unmatched sensuality, and unapologetic confidence are all synonymous with Brigitte Bardot.
Unlike other Hollywood starlets who followed the rules, Bardot made her own. For the feminist writer Simone de Beauvoir, Bardot embodied a ‘modern version of the eternal feminine. She rode a cultural wave that moved the idea of being a woman from a long-established sense of reserve and modesty to a far bolder, more assertive and sexually forthright kind of expression.
Brigitte Bardot is arguably the most familiar face in French cinema and one of the most loved stars of the 20th century. She is recognized the world over for her work in film, as a singer, and as an animal rights activist.
From on-set to off, playful moments to candid captures, Being Bardot includes more than 150 photos in color and black and white, contact sheets and revealing, first-hand memories.
Being Bardot : Photographed by Douglas Kirkland and Terry O’Neill
Publisher: ACC Art Books
With Iconic images
Publish Date: June 12, 2023