Of all the photographs of Brigitte Bardot taken by celebrated photographer Sam Levin, this is the most iconic. It was used as a source image for the movie poster for Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Le Mepris’ (1963), a cinematic gem, and Bardot’s foray into art- house cinema. Shown with a towel wrapped precariously around her torso and with her signature tousled voluminous hair, Bardot is the picture of eroticism, an alluring siren.
Printed in the late 1960s / early 1970s.
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Brigitte Bardot poses for 'Le Mepris'
29.5 x 23 cms (11.59 x 9.04 ins)
Printed circa 1970