Bardot and Sachs

Saint-Tropez

Bardot and Sachs married in Las Vegas on 14 July 1966

In the early 1960's Gunther Sachs became a Saint-Tropez regular, renting a property from Bardot's parents before he even knew Brigitte, and then buying a seashore villa named La Capilla that was designed like a chess set. His parties on the French Riviera became as legendary as the ones held by the record mogul Eddie Barclay, who shared his fondness for white trousers. Sachs eventually met BB through her younger sister Mijanou – Marie-Jeanne – at Gassin, a picturesque village high above Saint-Tropez.

"I'd already known and loved many men, I'd had passionate affairs,"Bardot wrote in her autobiography. "But that evening, I was hypnotised.I seemed to be flying, as if carriedby Gunter into a fairytale world I had never known and would never know again."

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