French actress Brigitte Bardot in Deauville, 1968. It is the first time she meets British actor Sean Connery before the filming of ‘Shalako’, directed by Edward Dmytryk. In 1968, O’Neill got the call to travel down to Almeria, Spain to take photos during the filming of ‘Shalako’. He already knew and worked with one of the stars, Sean Connery, but this would be the first time he would meet Connery’s leading lady, Brigitte Bardot. Bardot burst onto the film screens with starring roles in ‘And God Created Woman,’ ‘A Very Private Affair’ and ‘The Truth’ – all box-office successes in Europe. ‘Shalako’ would be an attempt for Bardot to cross-over to America and become a Hollywood star. Unfortunately, ‘Shalako’ did not translate into the box-office numbers the studio was hoping for, however it’s remembered for having brought two of the sixties most iconic, charismatic sex symbols together on the big screen!
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is one of the most iconic French actresses and models in the world. She is one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B. With her heavy fringe, kohl-lined eyes, pouty lips and seductive curves, Brigitte Bardot captured the sixties bombshell zeitgeist. Like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, her image not only portrayed an era but an ideal that has remained indelibly imprinted in popular culture.