Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot referred to by the initials B. B. is a French former actress and singer, animal rights activist. Famous for portraying sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s. Although she withdrew from the entertainment industry in 1973, she remains a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Paris, Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life, she started her acting career in 1952. She achieved international recognition in 1957 for her role in the controversial And God Created Woman, caught the attention of French intellectuals, she was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay The Lolita Syndrome, which described her 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. Bardot starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris. For her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria! she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress.
Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. She had performed in several musicals and recorded more than 60 songs, she was refused to accept it. After retiring, she became an animal rights activist. During the 2000s she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France, she has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born on 28 September 1934 in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, to Louis Bardot and Anne-Marie Mucel. Bardot's father, originated from Ligny-en-Barrois, was an engineer and the proprietor of several industrial factories in Paris, her mother was the daughter of an insurance company director. She grew up in a conservative Catholic family, she suffered from amblyopia as a child. She has Mijanou. Bardot's childhood was prosperous. However, she recalled feeling resentful in her early years, her father demanded she follow strict behavioural standards, including good table manners, that she wear appropriate clothes. Her mother was selective in choosing companions for her, as a result Bardot had few childhood friends.
Bardot cited a personal traumatic incident when she and her sister broke her parents' favourite vase while they were playing in the house. The incident decisively led to Bardot resenting her parents, to her future rebellious lifestyle. During World War II, when Paris was occupied by Nazi Germany, Bardot spent more time at home due to strict civilian surveillance, she became engrossed in dancing to phonograph records, which her mother saw as a potential for a ballet career. Bardot was admitted at the age of seven to the private school Cours Hattemer, she went to school three days a week, which gave her ample time to take dance lessons at a local studio, under her mother's arrangements. In 1949, Bardot was accepted at the Conservatoire de Paris. For three years she attended ballet classes held by Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev, she studied at the Instistut de la Tour, a private Catholic high school near her home. Hélène Gordon-Lazareff, the then-director of the magazines Elle and Le Jardin des Modes, hired Bardot in 1949 as a "junior" fashion model.
On 8 March 1950, Bardot appeared on the cover of Elle, which brought her an acting offer for the film Les Lauriers sont coupés from director Marc Allégret. Her parents opposed her becoming an actress, but her grandfather was supportive, saying that "If this little girl is to become a whore, cinema will not be the cause." At the audition, Bardot met Roger Vadim, who notified her that she did not get the role. They subsequently fell in love, her parents fiercely opposed their relationship. Bardot reacted by putting her head into an oven with open fire. Bardot appeared on the cover of Elle again in 1952, which landed her a movie offer for the comedy Crazy for Love, starring Bourvil and directed by Jean Boyer, she was paid 200,000 francs for the small role portraying a cousin of the main character. On 21 December 1952, Bardot married Vadim, under the consent of her parents; the wedding was held at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Church of Passy in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Bardot had her second film role in the Girl in the Bikini, directed by Willy Rozier.
She had roles in the 1953 films The Long Teeth and His Father's Portrait. Bardot had a small role in a Hollywood-financed film being shot in Paris, Act of Love, starring Kirk Douglas, she received media attention when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in April 1953. Bardot had a leading role in an Italian melodrama, Concert of Intrigue and in a French adventure film and the Rebels, she had a good part as a flirtatious student in School for Love, opposite Jean Marais, for director Marc Allégret. Bardot played her first sizeable English-language role in Doctor at Sea, as the love interest for Dirk Bo
Riddle of the Sphinx is a vertically-scrolling action-adventure game written by Bob Smith for the Atari 2600 and published by Imagic in 1982. In the game the player becomes Prince of Egypt and travels back in time to release the land from a vile curse. Smith wrote several other titles including Star Voyager and Dragonfire; the goal of Riddle of the Sphinx is to make the correct offering. Richard A. Edwards reviewed Riddle of the Sphinx in The Space Gamer No. 58. Edwards commented that "It is a masterful blend of arcade gaming in a home cartridge. Take this one home." Riddle of the Sphinx at Atari Mania Riddle of the Sphinx can be played for free in the browser at the Internet Archive
Andrzej Stanisław Zoll is a Polish lawyer, former judge and president of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, former Polish Ombudsman, former president of the State Electoral Commission, former president of the Legislative Council, co-author of the Polish Penal Code of 1997. Professor of criminal law at the Jagiellonian University. Andrzej Zoll was born in Poland, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Jagiellonian University in 1964. Judge Zoll earned his Ph. D. in 1968, a habilitated doctor's title in 1973. In 1988 he became professor of legal sciences. Since 1994 he heads the Chair of Criminal Law of the Jagiellonian University. In 1989 he took part in the round table negotiations as Solidarity’s legal expert. Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the European Art and Science Academy in Salzburg. Author of 3 monographs and above 150 other publications in the area of criminal and constitutional law and philosophy of law. Member of the Committee on Ethics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as Department of History and Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Learning.
Curator of the Association of Law Students' Library of the Jagiellonian University. Commander's Cross of the Polonia Restituta Great Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash for Services to the Republic of Austria Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas Doctor honoris causa of the universities of Vilnius and Mainz Biography at the website of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal List of publications at the website of the Chair of Criminal Law of the Jagiellonian University