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Brigitte Bardot's 75th Birthday Wish

Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren are at it again. The two actresses, who helped the prudish 50s loosen up, were born a little over a week apart, and this year, Bardot celebrated her birthday by asking "Sophia Loren, my splendid twin," to "stop wearing fur—that is the best gift she could offer me," according to the Telegraph. Bardot abandoned her film career in 1973 at age 39 and sold off everything she owned to fund her animal rights foundation. It's not the first time Bardot has asked Loren to change her ways. In the mid-1990s Bardot blasted the iconic Italian model for "wearing a cemetery on [her] back" in a line of fur-coat ads. Loren never responded.