People: Mar. 23, 1962

Commandeered for the annual benefit gala of the Union des Artistes (a sort of French Equity), Paris' one-ring Cirque d'Hiver acquired a second center of attention with the midnight entrance of Brigitte Bardot, 27. Combining the Empire look with what copycats in New York's Garment District currently push as the "proffered bosom," the tiara-topped screen queen was the focus of all eyes—save those of Playwright Marcel Achard, 61, an Academy "immortal" who was ensconced next to her in what appeared to be a state of stunned euphoria.

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