Emergency services rush to help Brigitte Bardot after a call informing that her health had taken a turn

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Brigitte Bardot is perhaps one of the most well-known names in the world. She started her career as a model in the 1950s, and today she works as an activist.

The 89-year-old ex-actress and former model currently resides in the South of France and appears to be relishing life.

However, this past summer, she underwent a distressing incident that prompted emergency services to quickly respond to her residence.

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Birgitte Bardot first gained notoriety as an actress and a model beginning in 1952. She soon became an icon and turned into one of the most iconic pop culture sex symbols of the ’50s and ’60s.

She was known for playing roles that showcased sexually liberated women who lived on the wild side.

The actress, however, retired from acting and modeling in 1973 and focused her energies instead on becoming an activist. Her main area of activism is animal protection and welfare. She, however, came under fire for racist remarks and homophobic comments she made in her own autobiography.

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The 89-year-old French film icon is married to husband Bernard d’Ormale.

It was her husband d’Ormale who spoke to the media and confirmed the recent health scare Bardot suffered.

The summer of 2023 brought sweltering heat to many parts of Europe, and authorities issued warnings to elderly individuals about the heatwave.

Unfortunately, it proved challenging to shield oneself from the extreme heat, and iconic figure Brigitte Bardot experienced this firsthand in July.

”It was around 9 a.m. when Brigitte had trouble breathing,” d’Ormale said.

”It was harder than usual but she didn’t lose consciousness. Let’s call it a moment of respiratory distraction.”

He explained: ”The firefighters arrived, gave her oxygen to breathe and stayed for a moment to watch her.”

Bernard d’Ormale told the outlet the firefighters arrival was slightly delayed because they had initially went to the wrong address before arriving at the correct one.

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The reason behind her breathing issues according to d’Ormale was the heat. He said, ”Like all people of a certain age, she can no longer bear the heat.”

”It happens at 88, she must not make unnecessary efforts,” he continued. “Her pulse is fine, her heart too and her blood pressure is good, but things remain fragile.”

The actress apparently has been complaining of the heat in their home and that the airconditioning is not enough. Her husband said their air conditioning “is not very strong at home.”

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