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Brigitte Bardot (1934)

An aspiring ballet dancer, the French actress and singer became a leading figure of the 1950s and 60s artistic scene. She entered film legend and became an iconic sex-symbol, in 1957, with her role in And God Created Woman. In 1959, she starred in Babette s'en va-t-en Guerre and Le Mépris, in 1963, with which generations of male fans have asked themselves if they liked her ass as she requested. Bardot also became a style model with her ‘Lolitaesque’ outfits playing on the contrasts of fake innocence and assumed sensuality, inspiring young women who copied her hairstyle and gingham dresses. In the end of the 1960s, the actress collaborated with Serge Gainsbourg and turned into a singer with many hits that mingled fake innocence, humour and eroticism. In 1973, Brigitte Bardot ended her career and now dedicates herself to animal rights, locked away in her Saint Tropez villa, La Madrague. For many years, 'BB' was the model for the bust of the feminine French national emblem, Marianne and remains a beauty pattern for younger actresses and models like Vanessa Paradis, Claudia Schiffer, Lara Stone or Anna Ewers…

Brigitte Bardot and Bourvil in Le trou Normand directed by Jean Boyer, 1952
Brigitte Bardot and Bourvil in Le trou Normand directed by Jean Boyer, 1952
Brigitte Bardot, 1954
Brigitte Bardot, 1954
Brigitte Bardot and Anthony Perkins in Une ravissante idiote directed by Edouard Molinaro, London, 1963
Brigitte Bardot and Anthony Perkins in Une ravissante idiote directed by Edouard Molinaro, London, 1963
Brigitte Bardot for Le trou Normand directed by Jean Boyer, 1952
Brigitte Bardot for Le trou Normand directed by Jean Boyer, 1952
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot for Cette sacrée gamine directed by Michel Boisrond, 1956
Brigitte Bardot for Cette sacrée gamine directed by Michel Boisrond, 1956
Brigitte Bardot on the set of  Une ravissante idiote directed by Edouard Molinaro, 1963
Brigitte Bardot on the set of Une ravissante idiote directed by Edouard Molinaro, 1963
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot and George Descrières in Le fils de Caroline Chérie directed by Jean Devraire, 1954
Brigitte Bardot and George Descrières in Le fils de Caroline Chérie directed by Jean Devraire, 1954
Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neil
Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neil
Brigitte Bardot and Dirk Bogarde in Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Brigitte Bardot and Dirk Bogarde in Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Brigitte Bardot at London for the filming of  A coeur joie directed by Serge Bouguignon, September, 1966
Brigitte Bardot at London for the filming of A coeur joie directed by Serge Bouguignon, September, 1966
Salvador Dali, Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs, 1968
Salvador Dali, Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs, 1968
Brigitte Bardot for Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Brigitte Bardot for Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Brigitte Bardot for Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Brigitte Bardot for Doctor at sea directed by Ralph Thomas, 1955
Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria! directed by Louis Malle, 1965
Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria! directed by Louis Malle, 1965
Brigitte Bardot in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Brigitte Bardot in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Brigitte Bardot on the set of  Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Brigitte Bardot on the set of Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955. Photo by Frank Scherschel
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Sam Levin, 1967
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Sam Levin, 1967
Michèl Morgan and Brigitte Bardot in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Michèl Morgan and Brigitte Bardot in Les grandes manoeuvres directed by René Clair, 1955
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot in Vie privée directed by Louis Malle, 1962
Brigitte Bardot in La lumière d'en face directed by Georges Lacombe, 1955
Brigitte Bardot in La lumière d'en face directed by Georges Lacombe, 1955
Brigitte Bardot, Gloria Swanson and Alberto Sordi on the set of Les week-ends de Néron directed Steno, 1956
Brigitte Bardot, Gloria Swanson and Alberto Sordi on the set of Les week-ends de Néron directed Steno, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot, 1970's
Brigitte Bardot, 1970's
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En effeuillant la marguerite directed by Marc Allégret, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Brigitte Bardot  and Christian Marquand in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot and Christian Marquand in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot by Marcello Geppetti, 1967
Brigitte Bardot by Marcello Geppetti, 1967
Brigitte Bardot, Jean Louis Trintignant  and Director Roger Vadim on the set of Et Dieu… créa la femme, 1956
Brigitte Bardot, Jean Louis Trintignant and Director Roger Vadim on the set of Et Dieu… créa la femme, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in Et Dieu… créa la femme directed by Roger Vadim, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in La mariée est trop belle directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in La mariée est trop belle directed by Pierre Gaspard-Huit, 1956
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Alexandra Boulat, 1952
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Alexandra Boulat, 1952
Brigitte Bardot in Une parisienne directed by Michel Boisrond, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Une parisienne directed by Michel Boisrond, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in London at the press conference of  Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot in London at the press conference of Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Stephen Boyd and Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Stephen Boyd and Brigitte Bardot in Les bijoutiers du clair de lune directed by Roger Vadim, 1957
Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot, Vallauris, 1956
Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot, Vallauris, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot by Nicolas Thikomiroff, 1958
Brigitte Bardot by Nicolas Thikomiroff, 1958
Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot in En cas de malheur directed by Claude Autant-Lara, 1958
Brigitte Bardot, 1960's
Brigitte Bardot, 1960's
Brigitte Bardot and Antonio Vilar in La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959
Brigitte Bardot and Antonio Vilar in La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot on the set of La femme et le pantin directed by Julien Duvivier, 1959. Photo by Roger Corbeau
Brigitte Bardot at the press conference of Viva Maria, Mexico City, 1965
Brigitte Bardot at the press conference of Viva Maria, Mexico City, 1965
Brigitte Bardot and Francis Blanche in Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot and Francis Blanche in Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier in Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot and Jacques Charrier in Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959
Brigitte Bardot on the set of  Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959. Photo by Nicolas Tikhomiroff
Brigitte Bardot on the set of Babette s'en va-t- en guerre directed by Christian-Jaque, 1959. Photo by Nicolas Tikhomiroff
Brigitte Bardot, Cannes, 1956
Brigitte Bardot, Cannes, 1956
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria! directed by Louis Malle, 1965
Brigitte Bardot in Viva Maria! directed by Louis Malle, 1965
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Director Henri-George Clouzot and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La vérité, 1960
Director Henri-George Clouzot and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La vérité, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Director Henri-George Clouzot and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La vérité, 1960
Director Henri-George Clouzot and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La vérité, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sean Connery and  Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Sami Frey and Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Brigitte Bardot in La vérité directed by Henri-George Clouzot, 1960
Yves Barsacq and Brigitte Bardot in La bride sur le cou directed by Roger Vadim, 1961
Yves Barsacq and Brigitte Bardot in La bride sur le cou directed by Roger Vadim, 1961
Michel Sobor and Brigitte Bardot on the set of  La bride sur le cou directed by Roger Vadim, 1961
Michel Sobor and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La bride sur le cou directed by Roger Vadim, 1961
Director Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot on the set of  La bride sur le cou, 1961
Director Roger Vadim and Brigitte Bardot on the set of La bride sur le cou, 1961
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot for Act of love directed by Anatole Litvak, 1953. Photo by C.Tavin/Everett
Portrait of Brigitte Bardot for Act of love directed by Anatole Litvak, 1953. Photo by C.Tavin/Everett
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