BRIGITTE BARDOT: ANIMAL RIGHTS PIONEER
Brigitte Bardot was to the 50′s and 60′s what Pamela Anderson was to the 90′s. She was the ultimate pinup girl – the French version of Marilyn Monroe. Brigitte retired in the 70′s and became a fulltime animal activist. Sometimes her menagerie of dogs and cats drove her St Tropez neighbors batty. (She created an uproar when she was among the first to give her dogs Prozac.) Meanwhile, Pamela has become a spokesperson for PETA. (Not our favorite animal group, but we believe Pam’s heart is in the right place, just maybe not her brain.) Recently Bardot visited the president of France to discuss the plight of Canadian seals, at 73 she’s STILL fighting for animal rights.