In , 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 , with Yves Montand in which she played a stripper, and Pour la peau d'un flic , with Alain Delon in which she played a nurse. He didn't really want to shoot these films and he found it very uncomfortable giving us instructions. But there was something else - an insouciance, intelligence, hard to describe charm about her performances which always left you surprised when the actual hardcore scenes arrived that this was actually a woman who you might ever have dreamed would appear in an X-rated movie. 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 's, and perhaps one of the most beautiful women ever to be involved in the country's adult industry as a whole. Brigitte is coy about the situation: I started acting in the world of cinema X without any particular goals; I just wanted to see what would happen. However, I have done many other things since, so it's a bit odd that people are still mainly interested in this aspect of my life. No coffee, no place to get warm, and Brigitte kept her temper remarkably well. However I feel that this is also the case with many other artists," she argues. Thank you once again for talking to us, the pleasure really has been all mine and I wish you every success in the future. Brigitte Lahaie now lives on a large country estate in Yvelines, 60 kilometers from Paris. It is very stressful, and in order to be good, you must give everything you have. This busty gallic goddess had a hardcore career that lasted just four years, before she went on to mainstream acting and later careers in television and radio presenting, but somehow she has remained the iconic face and body of Euro retro porn.