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Barbarella was originally a French science fiction comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest, who originated the character for serialisation in the French magazine V-Magazine in 1962. It was subsequently published as a stand-alone book by Eric Losfeld. The comic stars Barbarella, a young woman who has numerous adventures, often involving sex, while journeying around the galaxy.


The original comic book version of Barbarella was probably modelled on Brigitte Bardot who was once married to the director of the 1968 film, Roger Vadim.

1980's pop band Duran Duran takes its name from a character in Barbarella. One of Barbarella's missions is to find a scientist named Durand Durand. One of the band's hit songs is entitled "Electric Barbarella".

The British band Jamiroquai mentions a "baby Barbarella" in their hit song "Cosmic Girl".

"Barbarella as a Boy" is a title of an Izzy Novak song, featured in the computer game Devil May Cry.


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