Brigitte Bardot

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (/ˈbrɪdʒɨt bɑrˈdoʊ/; French: [bʁiʒit baʁˈdo]; born 28 September 1934) is a French former actress, singer, and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, and was widely referred to simply by her initials. Starting in 1969, Bardot became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.

Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in early life. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 routine comedy films with limited international release, became world-famous in 1957 with the controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris. Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria!. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot 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 retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows, and recorded over 60 songs. She was awarded the Legion of Honour in 1985, but refused to receive it. After her retirement, she established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 1990s, she generated controversy by criticizing immigration and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1963 Brigitte Brigitte Bardot 3
1963 Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Bardot 2
1964 B.B. Brigitte Bardot 2
1968 Bonnie and Clyde Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg 2
1968 Brigitte Bardot Show Brigitte Bardot 4
1995 The Early Years Brigitte Bardot 1
2004 Nue au Soleil Brigitte Bardot 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1983 ... Et Dieu créa la femme... - ... And God Created the Woman... Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
1986 Brigitte Bardot Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
1988 Le Disque d'or Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
1991 La Madrague Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
1993 Initiales B.B. Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
1996 Best of BB Compilation Brigitte Bardot 5 1
2000 Brigitte Bardot Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
2003 Master Serie Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
2003 Tendres années 60 Compilation Brigitte Bardot 1
2004 The Best of Bardot Compilation Brigitte Bardot 2

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