Brigitte Bardot filming in Malaga in the 50s. / SUR

The legendary Brigitte Bardot in Torremolinos

The exhibition includes photos of the Hollywood actress Brigitte Bardot when she first visited the Costa Del Sol in the late 1950s to film Les Bijoutiers du Clair de Lune

TONY BRYANT

TONY BRYANT. Torremolinos town hall is hosting a new photographic exhibition devoted to Brigitte Bardot, the Hollywood actress who, since first visiting the resort in 1957, has become firmly etched into the town's long and illustrious history.

The exhibition, titled Myth and Clichés in Malaga, is located on the first floor of the town hall in Plaza Blas Infante. It consists of 50 photographs that show the "sex kitten" during her visit to the province in 1957 to film the controversial Roger Vadim movie, Les Bijoutiers du Clair de Lune. The filming took place in various locations such as Mijas, Álora, El Chorro, and Torremolinos, the town that Bardot, who was Vadim's wife at the time, called the "Spanish Saint-Tropez". When not filming, Bardot relaxed on the beaches of Bajondillo and La Carihuela, although the locals are said to have been somewhat alarmed by the blond bombshell in a revealing bathing suit, something almost unheard of during the Franco era.

The collection, which is currently touring the province, can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm until 7 January.