Gunther Sachs dies: Brigitte Bardot"s ex-husband shoots himself


Gunther Sachs dies: Brigitte Bardot"s ex-husband shoots himself

Last of the great playboys (…who married Bardot for a bet): As Gunther Sachs shoots himself (like his SS officer father), the story of the Sixties” biggest womaniser

2:09 AM on 10th May 2011

Playboy: Gunter Sachs, who has comitted suicide aged 78, with his wife Brigitte Bardot, who he allegedly married to win a bet with his friends

Playboy: Gunter Sachs, who has comitted suicide aged 78, with his wife Brigitte Bardot, who he allegedly married to win a bet with his friends

Gunter Sachs was only married to Bardot for three years but it is what he will be best remembered for

Gunter Sachs was only married to Bardot for three years but it is what he will be best remembered for

Flower in hand, the French actress and Gunther Sachs on their wedding day

Flower in hand, the French actress and Gunther Sachs on their wedding day in Las Vegas. The ceremony lasted eight minutes and the marriage three years

After their Las Vegas wedding the couple flew to Tahiti for their honeymoon. Here they are pictured shortly after their arrival in French Polynesia

After their Las Vegas wedding the couple flew to Tahiti for their honeymoon. Here they are pictured shortly after their arrival in French Polynesia

He was her third husband: Sachs on honeymoon with his ex-wife Brigitte Bardot

The German millionaire was Bardot”s third husband: Here they are pictured on a yacht during their honeymoon

Wedding day: Sachs met his third wife Mirja in the late 1960s and she stayed with him to his death. The couple had two sons

Wedding day: Sachs met his third wife Mirja in the late 1960s and she stayed with him to his death. The couple had two sons

On the beach: Gunter and Mirja Sachs take a stroll

On the beach: Gunter and Mirja Sachs take a stroll

In the early 1960s Sachs was romantically linked with Iranian queen Soraya Esfandiary (left). She is seen here with the Shah of Iran and was his second wife

In the early 1960s Sachs was romantically linked with Iranian queen Soraya Esfandiary (left). She is seen here with the Shah of Iran and was his second wife

Gunter Sachs, centre, with the mayor of Leipzig and the director Leipzig Museum. They are standing in front of an Andy Warhol painting of Sachs at retrospektive of his collection called

Gunter Sachs, centre, with the mayor of Leipzig and the director Leipzig Museum. They are standing in front of an Andy Warhol painting of Sachs at retrospektive of his collection called “Art Is Female”. The playboy was a renowned art collector as well as photographer

Dead: Gunther Sachs, here posing for the press at an exhibition of his art and photography in 2003, shot himself at his Swiss chalet in Gstaad

Sachs, here posing for the press at an exhibition of his art and photography in 2003. He shot himself at his Swiss chalet in Gstaad this weekend

iPhone app gives virtual boob job: iAugment shows what breast enlargement looks like

Hello boys! iPhone app shows what you would look like if you had a breast enlargement 8:18 PM on 10th May 2011 Do the pictures of you on your boyfriend”s Facebook page look a little perkier that real life He must have the iAugment iPhone app, a new tool that lets you increase the size of your bust on photos. The free app is aimed at women who are thinking of getting a boob job and want to know what they would look like first – but we imagine it will be used in all sorts of other creative ways too. iAugment is the brainchild of US plastic surgeon Elizabeth A. Continue reading

Cheryl Cole hires Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow"s personal trainer Tracy Anderson

Already feeling the pressure Cheryl Cole hires Madonna and Gwyneth”s personal trainer 8:07 PM on 10th May 2011 Cheryl Cole might take a “bigger is better” approach to her hair – but she”s working hard to ensure that an American diet does not affect her trim figure. Continue reading

Alice Greczyn is the new face of Victoria Beckham for new campaign

“You go to a barbecue and leave with a job from Victoria Beckham”: Model reveals how she was discovered by Posh 7:28 PM on 10th May 2011 Most of us would consider a successful barbecue to be one where the sausages weren”t burnt to a crisp and it didn”t pour with rain. But in sunny LA, people have higher expectations Continue reading

Mother knows best: Why we stick to the same brands our mums used to buy

Mother knows best: Why we stick to the same brands our mums used to buy 6:39 PM on 10th May 2011 With advanced technology, globalisation and a rapidly expanding market, it would come as no surprise to learn most mothers are interested in checking out new products. But it seems when it comes to shopping, women stick to the same brands their mothers used to buy. Keeping it in the family: British mothers “genuinely trust” just 18 household brands British mothers “genuinely trust” just 18 household brands, a report has revealed. Continue reading

"I lived on the odd bread roll if I was lucky": Model Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet and exercise regime

“I was addicted to exercise and lived on the odd bread roll if I was lucky”… Model Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet and exercise regime 6:08 PM on 10th May 2011 As one of the highest earning models of the Eighties Yasmin Le Bon”s career continues to flourish 27 years later Continue reading

Is your partner cold, distant and off sex? A new book says he may suffer from "intimacy anorexia"

5:56 PM on 10th May 2011 When Emma was unexpectedly made redundant from her high-profile job, she was able to count on the sympathy and support of her nearest and dearest. Continue reading

Just like Kate Middleton: Garrard give shoppers a chance to be a princess for a day with virtual 100,000 tiara

Just like Kate: Garrard give shoppers a chance to be a princess for a day with virtual 100,000 tiara 5:04 PM on 10th May 2011 Last week, as Kate Middleton wore a couture dress and Crown jewels to marry her prince, women the world over swooned. Continue reading

Love handles may be GOOD for you: The latest findings might ease your fears about your chubby bits

Why your love handles may be GOOD for you: The latest findings might ease your fears about your chubby bits 4:02 PM on 10th May 2011 Fat — don’t you just hate it Not only is it depressing to look at, but it’s a surefire route to diabetes, heart disease and a host of other disorders. As if we needed any more evidence of its malign effects, last week a group of researchers warned that if you’re overweight in middle age, your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease rises by 80 per cent. Yet while there’s no doubt that being obese can be dangerous, some experts are now suggesting that being overweight is not all bad news — it might even sometimes be good for us. Continue reading

Who"s hiding now? Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kiss at press conference

We”ve nothing to hide: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kiss at press conference 10:50 PM on 10th May 2011 They started their romance with secret dates on the back of tour buses, making every effort to hide their relationship. But the days of sneaking around are long gone for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, who are now officially dating. And the young pop stars couldn”t have found a more public place to express their love than at a press conference, in front of the media. Continue reading