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You May Be Surprised At What These 10 Movie Stars Looked Like As Children

Can You Recognize These 10 Movie Stars From When They Were Young?

Star #1 born 1962

Some adults look very similar to the way they looked as children. Others look drastically different.

Actors are no different than anyone else. Some look the same as they did when they were kids. Others you would never recognize. Here are 10 movie stars from the golden age of film up to the present.

We’ll give you their birth year as a clue.

Even if you’re a big movie buff this will be a challenging task.

How many stars can you recognize?

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Answers are below photo #10.

Star # 2 born 1914

Star #3 born 1887

Star #4 born 1973

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Classic Hollywood #45

18-year-old Brigitte Bardot and Kirk Douglas Having Fun On The Beach At Cannes -1953

Brigitte Bardot Kirk Douglas at Cannes 6 14 1953  - photo UPI

Brigitte Bardot Kirk Douglas at Cannes 6 14 1953 – photo UPI

What are Brigitte Bardot and Kirk Douglas doing on the beach at Cannes? Apparently just having a bit of fun during a break from the filming of their latest movie.

Bardot had made only a couple of films prior to her supporting role as Mimi in the Anatole Litvak directed film Un acte d’amour (Act of Love), which was released in the winter of 1953.

Bardot looks absolutely gorgeous here and a United Press International photographer was lucky enough to be around to snap some photos of the star, Douglas and the future star, Bardot. Here are a couple of other shots from that day.

Brigitte Bardot Kirk Douglas Cannes 53 6 14Brigitte Bardot Kirk Douglas hair braiding Cannes 53 6 14


Classic Hollywood #23

Censorship and Brigitte Bardot 1965 

Brigitte Bardot Viva Maria 1965

Brigitte Bardot co- starred in Viva Maria! (1965) with Jeanne Moreau. The Louis Malle film was partially responsible for the development of the MPAA ratings system for films.

Viva Maria! is set in an unnamed Central American country in 1907. Bardot plays an Irish revolutionary named Maria, who is a fugitive after blowing up a bridge in a British colony. Bardot meets up with a Parisian actress, also named Maria played by Jeanne Moreau, performing with a traveling circus touring the area. They cross the border into a neighboring country where they invent striptease, and get caught up in a popular uprising against the country’s dictator.

The stripping was what caught the attention of censors.

The movie board of Dallas, Texas banned the film from exhibition in the city for being “too racy.” The U.S. distributor, Interstate Circuit, Inc. sued and in 1968 the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court. This case and another case heard the same day where a copy of Playboy was sold to a 16-year-old in New York, were more or less combined to make a decision that censorship for minors was okay, but not for adults. The age of 17 was set as the dividing line between minor and adult for the motion picture industry.

The objectionable content in the film of Bardot and Moreau stripping would be considered tame by today’s standards.

Classic Hollywood #11

Before Bardot Was A Sex Symbol (circa 1951)

Yes we know Brigitte Bardot is not a Hollywood fixture. She made almost all of her films in Europe but transcended borders as an international sex symbol of the 1950’s and 1960’s. So we can feature her here under the Classic Hollywood moniker. In this photo a very young Bardot wears a quasi ballet top with fishnet stocking ensemble.

Bardot had several years of dance training as a child and as a teen was accepted at the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris where she studied ballet for three years.

Bardot began a modeling career in 1949 and moved into films in 1952. She became known as the “sex kitten” and rivaled Marilyn Monroe for international film star popularity. Brigitte Bardot retired from acting at the age of 39 in 1973. She then proceeded to pose for Playboy in 1974 to celebrate her 40th birthday.

These days the former French actress is a fierce animal rights activist and is an outspoken opponent of the Islamization of France.  A profile about Bardot appears in the March 2012 issue of Vanity Fair along with a slideshow of iconic photographs.