Brigitte Bardot, actress & animal protectionist
Handwritten notes from 2010
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In the 1950s and 1960s Brigitte Bardot was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world and a sex symbol. The actress became the idol of an entire generation as she embodied a completely new female image: sensual and self-confident, full of uninhibited eroticism. In 1965, the film 'And God created Woman' established the myth of 'BB'. Shortly before her 40th birthday, La Bardot ended her film career and retired from show business. Since then, she has been campaigning for animal welfare. She uses her popularity for 'La Fondation Brigitte Bardot' to fight for the rescue of animals all over the world.
Marlene Dietrich, German actress and singer
Handwritten letter from 1963
Marlene Dietrich is the only German superstar with worldwide fame until today. For decades she was an idolized star and embodied glamour, elegance and perfection in her films and on stage. She had her international breakthrough as an actress in the 1930 film 'The Blue Angel'. In Hollywood Marlene transformed into a glamorous film diva.
At the age of 50, Dietrich started a second world career as a chanson singer. With her 'One-Woman-Show' she played all major stages around the world with sensational success. Her breathtaking stage costumes, above all the notorious 'nude dresses', emphasized her vamp image.
Alexandre Dumas (son), French writer
Handwritten letter from 1895
The French writer Alexandre Dumas fils is considered one of the founders of social drama. The role of women played an important role in his work. His romantic novel 'The Lady of the Camellias' from 1848 became world-famous. It tells the tragic story of a Parisian 'courtesan', a posh prostitute. Guiseppe Verdi set the theme to music in his famous opera 'La Traviata'. The novel was filmed in 1937 under the title 'Camille', starring Greta Garbo as the leading lady.
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