; born 28 September 1934) is a French actress, singer, dancer 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 by her initials, B. Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life. After appearing in 16 routine comedy films that had limited international release, she became world-famous in 1957 after starring in the controversial film And God Created Woman.
She received an Emmy Award nomination for the 1997 TV film In the Gloaming, and a second Golden Globe Award nomination for the 2001 TV film No Ordinary Baby.
Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles.
Fonda became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey.
I hate the food in France because they have very little that is vegetarian, I have no money, and I would rather stay at home with my animals.
Then she said something that changed my mind, ‘We could find Brigitte Bardot’s house.
She was considered the perfect height at the time, 5’6”, and had no weight problems like her rivals Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor stateside and Martine Carol in France.
Bri appeared on the cover of Elle magazine in May 1949 in her first modeling assignment, dressed in a younger version of what her mother’s friends were wearing.
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 was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress.
From 1969 to 1978, Bardot was the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.
You could interview her for her 80th birthday in September!