Brigitte Bardot (Spirits of The Dead)
Curd Jürgens (The Enemy Below)
Jean-Louis Trintignant (Amour)
Jane Marken (Children of Paradise)
Jean Tissier (la Veuve Couderc)
Isabelle Corey (Giovani Mariti)
Brigitte Bardot plays a promiscuous seductress in the film which made her an international sex symbol. Married to fisherman Jean-Louis Trintignant, she seduces his brother (Christian Marquand) and maintains an attachment to wealthy, middle-aged Curt Jurgens. Bardot spends much of the time semi-naked or in very tight clothing. Director Roger Vadim, Bardot’s husband at the time, re-made this film in 1987 with Rebecca de Mornay.Bardot was not only a beautiful woman but she had a fun, mischievous and freedom-loving spirit and a fiery mind lurking around behind her sometimes poorly written characters, and these things make her even more attractive. Plus, she had a great voice. Which is why I was stunned to see a trailer for _Et Dieu… créa la femme_ dubbed into English at the end of the subtitled version. The woman doing Bardot’s voice sounded awful, and so much of Brigitte’s sexuality was lost.