French actress and 1960s sex symbol Brigitte Bardot joined Twitter today. Her first tweet was a complaint about a story that appeared in Le Figaro:
http://t.co/ZR6fu0kILC Marre que l’on usurpe mon identité pour vendre n’importe quoi, je n’ai jamais mis les pieds dans cet appartement !
— BRIGITTE BARDOT (@B_BARDOT_PERSO) September 23, 2013
According to the Local, the tweet translates “Sick of people using my name to sell absolute nonsense. I never set a foot inside this apartment.” This was a reference to the story in Le Figaro about an apartment belonging to her third husband (since divorced) whom she married 1966.
Bardot was a major film star in the 1950s and 60s and starred in 40 films. Since her retirement from films in 1973 Bardot has become known as an outspoken animal rights campaigner.
Bardot has also been a repeated critic of Islam and of Muslim immigration to France. She has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred since 1997. In 2008 she said that Islam was “destroying our country and imposing its acts.” She was put on trial and fined $15,000 euros for the comment.
Here’s a scene of Bardot from her heyday. In this 1965 film she had a scene in English opposite James Stewart and Billy Mumy: