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Cannes icons throughout the years

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  • Brigitte Bardot's beach photos glamorized Cannes in the 1950s
  • Bjork brought her star power to Cannes in 2000 for "Dancer in the Dark"
  • Quentin Tarantino has long enjoyed a warm relationship with Cannes
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(CNN) -- The Cannes Film Festival possesses a unique continental glamour of its own that has attracted the great and the good of film for decades. The sun-drenched beach setting is a perfect opportunity for stars to exhibit their style, be it on the sand or on the red carpet.

As the 62nd Cannes festival kicks off this week, The Screening Room takes a look at some of the timeless style icons and film legends who have graced the French Riviera over the years.

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