Brigitte Bardot, the consummate sex symbol, still smoldering at 38. In this interview she gave some of the most fascinating quotes about men, success and being Bardot:
"I’ve never lived through memories. At least, not regarding men. I have always lived in the present. Sometimes, often in the future; and, curiously, I never think of the future with the man of the present."
"Nothing lasts very long with me. Take men, for example. I get used to them very quickly, but as soon as they no longer surprise me, it’s all over."
"One doesn’t keep men out of tenderness, one keeps dogs."
"Success consists quite simply of never embarrassing oneself, never regretting anything, always saying no to any compromise."
"I don’t always succeed in imagining I’m Bardot. I even force myself not to think about it; because, you know, being Bardot is one hell of a responsibility."
Interview and photo from Vogue, November 1972