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"She has fewer and fewer friends and doesn't like the human race. The animals have become the only important thing in her life. I think she'll grow old with them ... She was always allergic to fame, power, and everything that connoted success. The innocence and honesty of animals reassured her." --Roger Vadim (Fame, August 1990)
"I felt like a stranger in my parents' house. I was shy and had dreadful complexes as a child. I always thought I was ugly, and at first the critics agreed with me. They said I looked like a common maid; they said I was 'ordinary,' which is much worse than vulgar."--Bardot (Fame, August 1990)
"I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below." --Bardot (Fame, August 1990)
Awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1985.
Bardot was successfully sued by her son Nicholas and his father Jacques Charrier over descriptions she included in her memoirs. She referred to her son as a "tumor" and to Charrier as "vulgar macho". A French court ordered Bardot to pay $26,000 to Charrier and $17,000 to her son.
In June 2000. a French court convicted her of inciting "discrimination, hatred or racial violence" after making statements regarding a Muslim festival during which sheep were slaughtered. Bardot, a strident animal rights activist, was also fined $3000 for stating "my country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims" to the authors of the book "Pluto's Square".
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