In a new interview one-time French sex symbol Brigitte Bardot has likened the head of France's anti-immigration National Front party to the iconic French historical figure of Joan of Arc.

Bardot's support of National Front head Marine Le Pen hasn't wavered a bit since backing her in the 2012 presidential election, if anything it's grown stronger.

In an interview with Paris Match that hit the web this week, the 1960s fashion and cinema icon who's since become an animal rights activist said: "I hope she saves France, she is the Joan of Arc of the 21st century."

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