In the s, sex goddess Brigitte Bardot became a superstar after stripping on screen. And when the censorial film Production Code collapsed in the s, nudity became a feature attraction--though it was mostly female and mostly in independent or foreign films. Even now in American studio movies, producers are far more willing to expose female stars than male talent. But we've seen a lot of our stars over the years, starting as far back as the silent-film era. Here is a time line of some landmarks in movie nudity. Hedy Lamarr wins world notoriety when she appears nude in Gustav Machaty's Czechoslovakian art film, "Ecstasy," banned in Germany by Hitler and in America by the commissioner of customs.
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Topless sunbathing goes out of fashion on French beaches
According to reports coming from France, sunbathers on the Cote d'Azur, who once adopted a "laissez faire" attitude to nakedness, have turned against displaying too much bare flesh. Tropez, where it all started shortly after the actress' film And God Created Woman, prefer to keep their top on. The development has sparked a minor debate in the country which has always prided itself on being less prudish than its Anglo-Saxon neighbours. For some it is simply a change in fashion, for others it marks a new conservatism sweeping France.
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Though not her first film, it is widely recognized as the vehicle that launched Bardot into the public spotlight and immediately created her "sex kitten" persona, making her an overnight sensation. When the film was released in the United States by distributor Kingsley-International Pictures in , it pushed the boundaries of the representation of sexuality in American cinema, and most available prints of the film were heavily edited to conform with the prevailing censorial standards of Juliette Brigitte Bardot is an year-old orphan with a high level of sexual energy.
As I turned from childhood into teenage prepubescence, my mind got way ahead of my body, and I dreamed longingly of voluptuous women. Through a recently acquired art book near nude photos of the greatest sex-siren of the 20th century, Brigitte Bardot. Yes, subsequently I have fallen head over heals for other beautiful ladies, but the period of pubescence is a very special time for a young man, when all things are driven by testosterone and the consequential search for naked women, so the first heroine has a special place.