Facts about Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot Biography
French actress Brigitte Bardot appeared in husband Roger Vadim‘s 1956 movie And God Created Woman and became a star. Under Vadim’s guidance during their marriage (1952-57), Bardot went from a child-woman teen model to an international sex symbol. Throughout the 1960s, her image was that of the blonde and wild — but innocent — “sex kitten” of the screen. The image is easier to recall than most of her films, with some exceptions, including The Truth (1960) and Jean-Luc Godard‘s Contempt (1963). She retired from films in 1974, but — a popular figure in France — she still makes headlines on occasion in her role as a champion for animals. She was convicted in 2008 of violating France’s anti-racism laws for publicly condemning Muslims who slaughter sheep for the celebratory feast of Aid el-Kebir (Eid al-Adha).