Brigitte Bardot (BB), now 79 years old, grew up in an era when the glorious, glowing sun tan was all important, regardless of long-term consequences.
Actually so did I, albeit years later, when sun tanning was actively encouraged. A tan was perceived as healthy. I can only presume the ozone layer was more intact then, which saved us from melanoma.
What has this got to do with fur you might ask? Not much, I’m sorry to say, except that I applaud BB for not giving in to the Botox craze, which entails dreadful experiments on animals. Instead BB gave up stardom 40 years ago to pursue many animal and environmental causes and still does, to this day.
Despite BB’s anti-Muslim sentiments, I admire her commitment to animal rights, where anti-fur is just one cause. Sophia Loren, BB’s contemporary, on the other hand, continues to wear fur garments. On her 75th birthday BB pleaded,
“I wish a happy birthday to Sophia Loren, my splendid twin, and I ask her to stop wearing fur – that is the best gift she could offer me”. BB added that wearing fur is like “… wearing a cemetery on your back”. How true this is!