Explicit Pioneer Brigitte Lahaie
Born 12 October 1955 Sign Libra
Height: 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Hair: Blonde / Brunette
Weight: 119 lb (54 kg) Ethnicity: White
Brigitte Lahaie (Brigitte Lahaie (born 12 October 1955) is a French radio talk show host, mainstream film actress and former pornographic actress. She began her career at age 22, after legislation in France had changed, and performed in pornographic films from 1976 through 1980. She is a member of the XRCO Hall of Fame.
This months Pioneer is Brigitte Lahaie originally from Tourcoing, Nord, France. Brigitte Lahaie (AKA Brigitte Lahaye, Brigitte Simonin, Fanny, Brigitte Bordeaux, Brigette Lahaye, Brigitte Van Meerhaegue) is a sexy Euro porn star, Brigitte began her career in 1976, and performed up until 1998. Hardcore porn wasn’t even legal in France until 1975, and Brigitte jumped right into the scene – ready to make history. She began her career at the young age of 21, and ended it as a hot MILF. Brigitte also was seen in a number of different mainstream and soft-core productions. During her time in the porn industry, Brigitte was credited in only 26 different films. She was mainly seen within the facial, oral and anal genres. She is often compared to other hot porn stars like Kay Parker and Traci Lords. Brigitte stands at 5’8″, and has a gorgeous 36-24-36 frame. She was completely all-natural, with a fantastic set of gorgeous big tits. During her time in the biz, Brigitte revolutionized the industry. She is notably one of the most popular vintage porn stars of all time. Now, Brigitte is a host on the show RMC Info, where they deal with topics about love and sex. She also is a host on a French X-rated TV cable-channel talk show. If you’re in the market for a hot vintage porn babe who deserves quite a bit of credit for shaping the way the industry is today, then Brigitte should definitely be on your list.
Born in Tourcoing, France Brigitte Lahaie started in the adult film industry in 1976, just a year after the legalization of hardcore pornography in France. Among the first adult films Brigitte starred in were ‘L’Image’ (1976) and ‘Les Plaisirs Fous’ (1976), and although she only appeared in minor roles, it was obvious she had potential. Her voluptuous figure, full breasts and beautiful features made her an instant success with the French public. She was a natural in front of the camera . Brigitte a true pioneer who saw the adult industry as a means through which she could explore her own sexuality while at the same time making a rebellious political statement against the established morals of society. Brigitte Lahaie along with a a small group of eccentric outsiders working in the porn industry, both in front and behind the camera, were involved in a type of artistic rebellion against the morals inherent in French society . At the time With a few exceptions hardly anyone in the 1970’s worked on porn films just for money.
They where Making a Statement and at the forefront of this revolution was Brigitte Lahaie . Brigitte shot mostly for Alpha France Studio: a French Film production house specialized in producing pornographic films her first film Les Plaisirs Fous – The Crazy Pleasures . She stared in other such films for the company as Cathy Fille Soumise – Cathy the ‘Yes’ Girl,French Sex Lessons , L’amour C’est Mon Metier – Love Is My Job , Les Delices De L’Adultere – The Delights of Adultery ,Ondees Brulantes – Mommy a Horny Secretary , Possessions – My Ex-Wife Wants Them All and The Sex Window . Brigitte Performed a mostly hardcore style including Boy / Girl , Anal , double penetration and group sex , she also did some great solo and Girl/Girl shoots as well. you can see Brigitte in a great group sex and double penetration Scene in the 1978 film Serviced with a Smile Couple cherche esclave sexuel (French original release by Alpha France)
One of her earliest films was ‘Vibrations Sensuelles’ (1976) directed by legendary European maverick Jean Rollin. He had been responsible for some of the most bizarre and surreal European horror films of the 1960’s and 1970’s. “Vibrations Sensuelles was the only porno she would shoot with him . Jean Rollin wanted to give her an opportunity to work in mainstream films.
He offered her a part in Les Raisins de la Mort, (English title: The Grapes of Death) is a 1978 French horror film directed by Jean Rollin. It centres on a young woman who becomes trapped in a village where a dangerous pesticide has turned the residents into aggressive zombies, the first gore film produced in France, with Marie-Georges Pascal in the leading role. It was only a very small role, but it was a chance to break through the borders of porn.
Following ‘Les Raisins De La Mort’, Brigitte returned to porn, appearing in almost two-dozen hard and soft-core films before meeting up with Rollin again.The director appreciated Lahaie’s performance in Les Raisins de la Mort This time she was offered a much more central role in his vampire thriller ‘Fascination’ (1979).and made her the protagonist of his next film, Fascination, in 1979 a French horror film Brigitte played an aristocratic lady who enjoyed sex with her female companions as well as any men available. She would then cut the men’s throats and drink their blood.
During the film Brigitte and Jean established a durable friendship that was to grow over time and eventually lead her away from the porn industry Brigitte was comfortable with her own sexuality, something that became very evident through her films. Over the next four years Brigitte made dozens of hardcore porn films. Some of them, such as ‘Perversion D’une Jeune Mariée’ (1977) directed by Burd Tranbaree, were cheaply shot, with their only redeeming feature being Brigitte’s presence. She had the ability to ooze sexuality and innocence at the same time. On the other hand, some of her films, such as ‘Soumission’ (1978) and ‘Les Soirées d’un couple voyeur’ (1979) were among the best made by the European adult industry during the 1970’s.
When not making films, Brigitte became involved in the Paris swinging scene, appearing at various libertine clubs and private orgies. She also went through a string of famous lovers from the French political establishment, or the music and mainstream film industry.In 1980, at the height of her popularity, she decided to put an end to her hardcore career and appear in more traditional films, such as I as in Icarus (1980, with Yves Montand) in which she played a stripper, and Pour la peau d’un flic (1981, with Alain Delon) in which she played a nurse. However, she also made some softcore and Nazi exploitation “video nasties” during this time. Later, Lahaie acted in several other mainstream films, including Henry & June (1990) and Calvaire (2004). At the end of her acting career, she became famous to the more general public after appearing on the French radio show, Les Grosses Têtes, broadcast on RTL.
Brigitte also recorded and released the single Caresse tendresse, in an effort to start a singing career. She met with neither commercial nor critical success. She is now the host, on RMC Info, of Lahaie, l’Amour et Vous. The show airs daily, from 14:00 to 16:00, and mostly deals with topics of love and sexual relations. She is also a hostess on a French X-rated TV cable-channel talk show.
She moved on to become one of the main B movie actresses in Europe; working with both Jess Franco and Jacques Saurel, and in November 1985 appeared in Playboy. Two years later she drew on her past experience to write a sex advice column in a French magazine, and eventually hosted a Saturday night talk show on French cable television called ‘Hot Talk’, where she again helped people with their sexual problems.
Brigitte was always very frank and would often explain to viewers the best technique for oral sex or masturbation. Her advice was to the point, and had a habit of shocking the establishment, as she announced on prime radio “It’s better to have an unfaithful husband than a frustrated one”, or “The secret to a good blowjob is to simply love doing it”.
Brigitte then proceeded to publish her autobiography, entitled ‘Moi, La Scandaleus’, in which she candidly discussed her past as a porn star and the French adult industry as a whole. During the next decade she produced videos concerning sexology and began writing the second volume of her autobiography. Unlike many other porn stars that made the jump to ‘respectable’ film, Brigitte never disowned her past
The re-release of her old films during the late 1990’s by Alpha-France resulted in a great deal of renewed interest not only in Brigitte Lahaie, but the entire 1970’s adult scene. As was the case with its American counterpart, it became known as the Golden Age of French porn. An entire new generation, many of whom had not even been born when Brigitte quit the business, was being exposed to her numerous on-screen talents. Adult magazines around Europe began referring to her as the ultimate French porn icon, while younger French actresses such as Laure Sainclair would use her as a role model.
Brigitte moved on to making soft-core films as well as various B movies. “When she stopped making porn films in 1980 she appeared in numerous erotic productions. It took some time, however, before she realized that she simply wasn’t an actress. She decided to take lessons in order to build up her self-confidence… It is simply not possible to act properly in a porn film… There are too many other things that have priority… Although her fame as a former porn star allowed her to make the transition into B movies,
Brigitte has stated by her own admission enjoyed the exhibitionist aspect of pornography. She has stated that her career in the adult entertainment industry has made her who she is today and given her amount of publicity not only in France but around the world. In order to capitalize on this renewed interest she set up her own fan-site on the Internet, and eventually returned to the porn industry as a director. In 2001 she wrote, directed and produced ‘Ma Sexualite de A a X’, which was immediately voted video of the month by numerous French magazines. Brigitte Lahaie now lives on a large country estate in Yvelines, 60 kilometers from Paris. Apart from her four horses, two great Danes and cat.
A true pioneer and Icon Brigitte Lahaie is one of the central figures of early French pornography. Like many others of her era she viewed celluloid sex not as an industry, but more as a political statement.the desire to confront the hypocrisy of society, a desire which first led her into the porn industry, still remains Although the age of radical ideologies and porn chic has long now passed, she remains without doubt the most successful French porn actress of the 1970’s, and perhaps one of the most beautiful women ever to be involved in the country’s adult industry as a whole.
Our thoughts here at Explicit on this months Pioneer Brigitte Lahaie . Brigitte Lahaie is a true Pioneer .She broke down walls between the french porn industry and mainstream cinema . She stood at forefront of the french sexual revolution .She is in the XRCO hall of fame even now years after ending her career in the Adult industry she still supports the business that made her one of the most famous french porn stars of all time . in her prime Brigitte Lahaie was one of the most beautiful women in porn and maybe even the word , but it is her intelligence that her real beauty comes from Brigitte Lahaie gets the Explicit list stamp of approval!
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Nevertheless, the desire to confront the hypocrisy of society, a desire which first led her into the porn industry, still remains. “The moral bourgeoisie would have liked me to have Aids and be working in a sleazy brothel by now… I’ll always be immoral to them, because I reject this country’s middle class morality. I still love to shock… But I defy anyone, from the top politicians to the notables of any genre, to give me lessons in honesty.” There are no taboos left for Brigitte. “I spent five years of my life doing just about every sexual act there was… I’ve done a lot of extremely kinky things and enjoyed them all… but if you want to know what my favorite sexual position is, it’s the one recommended by the Catholic Church, the missionary. Why? Perhaps because it simply offers the most tenderness.” When asked why she is still considered the most famous French porn star ever, over twenty years after appearing in her last film, she replied: “I’d like to think that it is because I was the best actress, because in this genre of films it’s hard to talk about true acting talent. I believe it might also be because I was the biggest slut, I was able to act out everyone else’s fantasies.” “I totally loved my time while making X movies and I don’t have a single regret.”