“More than a singer or an actress, BB. is an icon”.
“Bardot the lioness; pure femininity, embodies modernity. Bardot’s laugh: simple, pert, funny and magnificently feminine. Emancipating society by refusing to bend to its rules.Christian Brincourt, photographer
The French icon of femininity, Marianne, with a seductive décolleté and unique pout, a breath-taking beauty.”
Born on 28th September 1934
Bourgeoise education in Paris
Dance classes at age 7
1st prize at the Conservatoire in 1949
Modelled for ELLE and Paris Match from 1949
1952 First film ‘Crazy for Love’
Acted in 15 films between 1952 and 1956
Marriage to Roger Vadim
1956 Film release And God created Woman,
Vadim’s film explodes in the USA
and spreads across the entire world, as does BB.’s fame
1959-1962 Marriage to Jaques Charrier
1960 Clouzot’s film The Truth showed the full range of her talent
and made her a star of the New Wave, confirmed
in 1963 with Contempt by Godard.
BB. makes a string of films abroad
She discovers Brazil and Bossa Nova in Buzios
her music becomes part of her profession; she has numerous hits, one of which is La Madrague
1966-1969 Marriage to Gunther Sachs
BB. switches between the Paris jet set, film sets,
but also La Madrague and the Mediterranean
The collaboration between Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg marked a turning point in her singing career, with virtuoso releases which would become renowned the world over and remain so today.
B.B becomes a legend in France and is the first woman whose facial characteristics feature on the bust of Marianne, the national personification of the French Republic, symbol of liberty, equality, fraternity.
She began to long for a more serene lifestyle, in harmony with animals and nature.
In 1973, she halted her artistic career and committed herself completely to the animal rights cause. Her Foundation was created in 1986 and BB. is still active within it.
“More than a singer or an actress, Brigitte Bardot is an icon”
Global fame, in France of course, but also Italy, Spain and Russia, in Brazil, in the USA, in Japan, and recognised by Esquire magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 most beautiful women in the world.
Her status as a female icon, the symbol of France, of beauty and boldness for everyone.
A positive notoriety, a sense of ‘joie de vivre’ particularly in the under 35s*
*Ispos study carried out in France, Italy, Spain, the USA and Japan in 2020