Brigitte Bardot, the iconic French actress who starred in Jean Luc Godard’s cult 1963 film Contempt, will be celebrated and explored through a series of public lectures at UEA entitled: “French star, international icon: why Brigitte Bardot still matters today.”

Bardot starred in 47 films, worked as a model, singer and an animal rights activist and achieved the always difficult task for any European actor by gaining success in America. However, as the professor of film studies at King’s College London – Ginette Vincendeau – will discuss in the lecture series, Bardot’s influence went beyond just Hollywood. The lecture will discuss how Bardot’s impact can be related to the development of new cultural habits and social types, especially as they affect women.

The series, organised by the School of Language and Communication Studies, begins on October the 13th and ends on December 8th, taking place in Lecture Theatre 3 from 10-2pm.