Kylie Minogue has named classic screen star Brigitte Bardot as the main influence on her new look.

The Australian SLOW singer recently opted to cover up her much-admired bottom and focus on a more subtle sexy style - and she admits French actress Bardot had a lot to do with it.

Minogue, currently dating French actor Olivier Martinez, says of Bardot, "She's magnificent! I like that combination of flirtatiousness and rock 'n' roll. And I love the South of France, where she lives.

"When I was still anonymous in France, it was real happiness to go there and live like a French person for a few days, sitting outside a cafe and watching people stroll by."

09/01/2004 19:34