Saint-Tropez, a once-sleepy fishing town on the French Riviera, owes a lot to the stars. It was the 1956 French movie And God Created Woman, starring blond bombshell Brigitte Bardot, that put the place on the map, instantly transforming it into a playground for the rich and famous. So, no, it wasn’t Diddy who made this place hot. But we did wonder why the likes of Jay Z and Beyonce, Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Moss, Rihanna and more choose to park their yachts there, of all places.
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It’s a good thing they sent us all these postcards to tell us why they love Saint-Tropez. Wish we were there!
Here, for extra viewing pleasure, is a clip from And God Created Woman.
We really shouldn’t be surprised at anything that comes out of Heidi Montag’s mouth – after all, she thinks Spencer Pratt is a hot, marriageable catch. But what is news to us, is that her Playboy spread was in fact part of Heidi’s own self-mythologizing plans.
“I wasn’t nervous [about the shoot] because I’d got my body and mind into shape for it. My aim is to become an iconic sex symbol, and the Playboy shoot is the first step,” she told Closer magazine.
Sorry – our mistake, Heidi. We didn’t know you were joining the hallowed ranks of Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot! Thanks for letting us know. We only anticipate (with horrified head-in-hands mode) what your next “iconic” step will be. And we can’t remember any of these legendary ladies promising to get “triple X” boobs for their husbands. Or pole dancing for the cameras. [Photo: WireImage]
From the first issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, Playboy magazine has featured the world’s most beautiful ladies for 55 years. This January, Playboy releases its 55th anniversary issue, celebrating over half a decade of nudity. From Brigitte Bardot to Carmen Electra to Bettie Page to the Girls Next Door, hundreds of gorgeous ladies have ripped their clothes off and flung themselves in front of the camera for Hugh Hefner. Check out our gallery of some of Scandalist’s favorites! [Photo: Playboy]