Snowden: Orwell's '1984' 'nothing' compared to NSA spying

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- George Orwell's fictional Big Brother monitoring everyone's lives is "nothing" compared to surveillance today, U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden says on TV.

Restaurant's seal burger leads to death threats

KAMOURASKA, Quebec, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Quebec restaurant owner said he has received death threats due to his menu offering a seal meat burger topped with foi gras.

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Monaco royals keep French zoo from euthanizing elephants

LYON, France, July 12 (UPI) -- Monaco's royal family has rescued two elephants from a French zoo that planned to euthanize them due to suspected tuberculosis infection.

Brigitte Bardot reunited with lost cat

SAINT-TROPEZ, France, April 25 (UPI) -- Former movie star Brigitte Bardot says she is thrilled to be reunited with her lost cat, which had been missing for almost a month.

Brigitte Bardot offers reward for lost cat

ST. TROPEZ, France, March 29 (UPI) -- French cinema star Brigitte Bardot is offering a reward of more than $750 for the return her favorite cat, which wandered off in a Riviera resort town.

Court to decide fate of elephants

LYON, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The highest French court is set to decide on whether to order a stay of execution for two elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis.
Bardot might leave France over elephant euthanization

Bardot might leave France over elephant euthanization

PARIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- French actress Brigitte Bardot says she will apply for Russian citizenship if French authorities euthanize two sick elephants at a Lyon zoo as planned.

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Escaped cow offered new home

Escaped cow offered new home

BONNEVILLE, France, July 13 (UPI) -- A cow that escaped from a French slaughter house has been offered a new home by Brigitte Bardot's animal welfare foundation.

Anti-whaling activists board Japanese boat

BUNBURY, Australia, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three anti-whaling activists from Australia boarded a Japanese boat their cohorts say was monitoring their activities off the Australian coast.
Votes are in: Aniston hottest of 'em all

Votes are in: Aniston hottest of 'em all

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The readers of MensHealth.com have spoken and voted Jennifer Aniston their Hottest Woman of All Time thanks, in large part, to her personality.

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Caine recalls Bardot's bedroom surprise

Caine recalls Bardot's bedroom surprise

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Silver-screen vixen Brigitte Bardot once snuck into Michael Caine's hotel room and demanded he go dancing with her, Caine told The Sunday Telegraph.

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Brigitte Bardot
Thanks to Brigitte Bardot (seen here in this undated photo), the bikini was accepted on American beaches in the early 1960's. When Jacques Heim introduced the bikini, it wasn't accepted on U.S. beaches. (UPI/Files)

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (French pronunciation: , English: /ˈbrɪdʒɨt bɑrˈdoʊ/; born 28 September 1934) is a French former fashion model, actress and singer, and animal rights activist.

In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 films, became world-famous due to her role in her then-husband Roger Vadim's controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 cult film, Contempt. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film, Viva Maria!.

She caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.

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