Born In: Paris, France
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French former actress and fashion model who later became an animal rights activist. She embarked on an acting career during the 1950s, and before long became one of the best known sex symbols of that era. Blessed with radiant beauty, poise and grace, she was the epitome of femininity and gained a reputation for her free-flowing sensuality that made her famous not just in France but across the globe. She was introduced to dance as a young girl and developed a passion for it. Encouraged by her artistically inclined mother, she attended ballet classes by Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev and excelled at it. She also began modeling as a teenager and appeared on the cover of France's ‘Elle’ magazine at the age of 15. A chance encounter with the young film director, Roger Vadim ensured that she got the opportunity to enter the showbiz as well. She made her acting debut in a comedy film and soon endeared herself to the audiences. Eventually she gained a reputation as a sex symbol because of her sensuous beauty and became one of the best known actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Following her retirement from the show business, she became an active animal rights activist and established the Foundation for the Protection of Distressed Animals.
Also Known As: Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot
Spouse/Ex-: Bernard d'Ormale (m. 1992), Gunter Sachs (m. 1966–1969), Jacques Charrier (m. 1959–1962), Roger Vadim (m. 1952–1957)
father: Louis Bardot
mother: Anne-Marie Bardot
siblings: Mijanou Bardot
children: Nicolas-Jacques Charrier
Born Country: France
Notable Alumni: Conservatoire De Paris
education: Conservatoire De Paris
Brigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934, to Louis Bardot and Anne-Marie. Her father was an engineer engaged in the family business. Her family was an upper middle-class Roman Catholic one.
By the early 1960s, she had become a much sought after actress, widely appreciated for her natural beauty and admired for her raw sexuality. At the peak of her career, Brigitte found herself unable to cope with the pressures of stardom and often went into depression and even became suicidal.
After retiring from show business Brigitte Bardot ventured into animal rights activism. She became a vegetarian in the 1980s, and established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals in 1986. She auctioned off several of her personal belongings, including her jewelry, to raise funds for her foundation.
She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985, but she did not accept it.
Brigitte Bardot has been married four times. Her first marriage was to film director Roger Vadim in 1952, when she was just 18. They divorced after five years but maintained professional relations even after that.
She married actor Jacques Charrier in 1959, and had a son with him. She was not a devoted mother and her son was raised by Charrier’s family after Bardot divorced him in 1962.
Several years later, she married her fourth and current husband, Bernard d'Ormale, former adviser of Jean-Marie Le Pen, former leader of the far right party Front National.
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