Brigitte Bardot / Actress, France
Brigitte Bardot, born on September 28th, 1934 in Paris, is the symbol of beauty in the 1950s and 1960s and is considered one of the most famous blondes in film history. Through her marriages with director Roger Vadim, actor Jacques Charrier, and photographer and “playboy” Gunter Sachs, she also becomes part of the International Jet Set. In the 1970s she became involved in animal welfare and became an internationally renowned animal welfare activist. As a sympathizer of the right-wing populist Front National she has caused a stir since the early 1990s.
At the age of 15 she is discovered as a model and within a short time becomes one of the most sought after mannequins in Paris. In 1952 she made her debut under the direction of Jean Boyer in the film “Le Trou Normand”. The international breakthrough succeeds her in 1956 alongside Curd Jürgens in the film “And God Created Woman”. Other successful films such as “La Vérité (The Truth, 1960)”, “Contempt (1963)” and “Viva Maria! (1965)” follow. She also publishes successful chansons. In 1968, she was the first spectacle model for the bust of Marianne. In 1973 she ended her career as an actress and singer.