Brigitte Bardot, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Brigitte Bardot

French model, actor, singer and animal rights activist

Date of Birth: 28-Sep-1934

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Profession: actor, singer, model, dancer, film actor, autobiographer, animal rights advocate, recording artist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Brigitte Bardot

  • Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot ( (listen) brizh-EET bar-DOH, French: [b?i?it ba?do] (listen); born 28 September 1934), often referred to by the initials B.B., is a French former actress and singer, and animal rights activist.
  • Famous for portraying sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Although she withdrew from the entertainment industry in 1973, she remains a major popular culture icon.Born and raised in Paris, Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life.
  • She started her acting career in 1952.
  • She achieved international recognition in 1957 for her role in the controversial And God Created Woman, and also caught the attention of French intellectuals.
  • She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay The Lolita Syndrome, which described her as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.
  • Bardot later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris.
  • For her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria! she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973.
  • She had acted in 47 films, performed in several musicals and recorded more than 60 songs.
  • She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985 but refused to accept it.
  • After retiring, she became an animal rights activist.
  • During the 2000s she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France, and she has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred.

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