Legenday for her portrayals of sexually emancipated women with hedonistic lifestyles, Brigitte Bardot was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950-60s. The young John Lennon and Paul McCartney wanted to shoot a film with her. Bob Dylan dedicated his first song to her. Although she retired from the biz in 1973, she remained a major popular culture icon. She acted in 47 films, performed in several musicals, recorded over 60 songs, and is rumored to have muscled through 5,297 hot flashes.
Let's hear it for the ongoing legacy and power of a post-menopausal woman: the first ever official exhibition spotlighting Bardot opened in France ... a day after her 75th birthday!