Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Movie Actress

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, often referred to by her initials B.B., is a former French actress, singer and model. Famous for portraying sexually emancipated characters with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.

Full Name
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Sep 28, 1934
5′ 5″
Net Worth


Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Louis and Anne-Marie Bardot and has three older brothers. Her father was a major influence in her life and encouraged her to pursue a career in acting from an early age.

At 15, Brigitte began taking acting classes and eventually made her film debut in 1952 with the French comedy Le Trou Normand. This was followed by roles in two more French films that same year: Mon Parapluie and Fanfan la Tulipe. In 1953 she appeared in Manina, la Fille sans Voiles which catapulted her to fame as a notorious sex symbol. At this time she began to be referred to as “The Little Girl with the Curls” due to her long blonde hair.

Brigitte went on to appear in a variety of films over the next decade including La Parisienne (1957), Le Mépris (1963) and Viva Maria! (1965). She also became an icon of fashion appearing on magazine covers around the world and modelling for numerous clothing lines. 

In 1973, after 20 years of working as an actress, Brigitte retired from film and pursued other interests such as animal welfare activism, writing books, and painting. Her autobiography Initiales BB was published in 1996 and received positive reviews. She is now considered one of the most iconic stars of French cinema and is remembered by fans around the world for her beauty, charisma, and talent.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1934</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Brigitte Bardot is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 28, 1934, Brigitte Bardot was born in Paris, France.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1952</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot appears in her first feature film, Le Trou Normand (The Norman Hole).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1956</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in And God Created Woman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot stars in the French film And God Created Woman, which launches her career as an international sex symbol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Marriage and Retirement From Acting</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot marries her first husband Jacques Charrier and retires from acting after making 34 films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Returns to Acting with Don Juan (or If Don Juan Were a Woman)</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot returns to acting with the release of Don Juan (or If Don Juan Were a Woman), for which she won a BAFTA award for Best Actress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Converts to Hinduism</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot converts to Hinduism and becomes a strict vegetarian.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires From Public Life</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bardot announces her retirement from public life and devotes herself to animal rights activism.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Timeless Beauty</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brigitte Bardot has been a symbol of beauty for decades. Her unique style and timeless beauty have made her an icon in the world of fashion and entertainment.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She Pioneered the French New Wave</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brigitte Bardot was one of the leading figures in the French New Wave, a movement that reshaped the film industry in France during the 1950s and 1960s. Her work helped to revolutionize film and introduced a new wave of independent filmmakers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Brigitte Bardot is an advocate for animal rights and has established several foundations dedicated to protecting animals. She is also involved in various charities working to help disadvantaged people around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> One of the Most Iconic Models of the 1950s</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brigitte Bardot became an international sensation during the 1950s, when she was one of the most iconic models in Europe. She appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle magazines.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won an Award for Her Acting</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1956, Brigitte Bardot won a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in And God Created Woman.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> An Animal Rights Activist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brigitte Bardot is an animal rights activist and has been a vegetarian since she was 12 years old. She set up the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals in 1986.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Over 40 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brigitte Bardot has appeared in over 40 films throughout her career, including cult classics such as Contempt, La Verite and The Night Heaven Fell.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inspired a Book Series</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Brigitte Bardot's likeness inspired the popular comic book series Modesty Blaise, which ran from 1963 to 2001.</p></div>


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