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1999: why should film festivals confine themselves to cinema? At Cannes the `actress and supermodel' Claudia Schiffer - surely better known as the latter than as the former - attracts a little attention on behalf of L'Oreal products. Did the actor Richard Harris have her in mind when he criticised the festival as attracting breasts `in search of a dress'?

1956:a young and innocent-seeming Brigitte Bardot arrives at Cannes in an age before overbearing security men and underdressed starlets took control. Bardot has just caused a sensation in Roger Vadim's And God Created Woman, a risque story of amoral youth and sexual promiscuity featuring near-nakedness and shot just along the coast in St Tropez.

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