I thought that might grab your attention! This didn’t come as complete surprise to me when I came across this Stephen quote which is in a book called “Holy Matrimony! Better Halves and Bitter Halves: Actors, Athletes, Comedians, Directors, Divas, Philosophers, Poets, Politicians and other Celebs Talk About Marriage” by Boze Hadleigh.
Here’s the quote:
“Brigitte Bardot asked me to marry her. I don’t know if she was joking, but I said no. I did not explain that I couldn’t marry an actress who could never be faithful to me. Or at least try. Like I would at least try. for the first year or two. ” – STEPHEN BOYD (Ben-Hur)
This sounds like something Stephen would say, and from other information I have read and researched about Bardot and Boyd during 1968, their closeness was the real deal. But so was Boyd’s distrust of the marital institution and Bardot’s abysmal lack of fidelity. Still, I like to imagine that Stephen could have possibly been a Mr. Bardot!
To read more about Stephen and Brigitte, see https://stephenboydblog.com/stephen-boyd-and-brigitte-bardot/
Above, photos of Boyd and Bardot at the “Shalako” Munich premiere, October 1968