Brigitte Bardot

Actress and Animal Welfare Activist
Born Sep 28, 1934

Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a former French actress, singer and fashion model and now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and '60s. Starting in 1969, Bardot's features became the official face of Marianne to represent the liberty of France. Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer in early life.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on September 28, 1934.


1947 - 1949 2 More Events
1950 15 Years Old Aged 15, she appeared on an 8 March 1950 cover of Elle and was noticed by a young film director, Roger Vadim, while babysitting. … Read More
She debuted in a 1952 comedy film, Le Trou Normand (English title: Crazy for Love).
1953 18 Years Old She received media attention when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in April 1953. … Read More


1957 22 Years Old …  After appearing in 16 routine comedy films, with limited international release, she became world-famous in 1957 after starring in the controversial film And God Created Woman. … Read More
1958 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1958, Bardot withdrew to the seclusion of Southern France, where she had bought the house La Madrague in Saint-Tropez. … Read More
1959 24 Years Old She recovered within weeks, began an affair with the actor Jacques Charrier, and became pregnant well before they were married on 18 June 1959.
1960 25 Years Old Bardot's only child, her son Nicolas-Jacques Charrier, was born 11 January 1960.
1962 27 Years Old After she and Charrier divorced in 1962, Nicolas was raised in the Charrier family and had little contact with his biological mother until his adulthood.


1966 31 Years Old Bardot's third marriage was to German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs, and it lasted from 14 July 1966 to 1 October 1969.
1968 33 Years Old In 1968, she began dating Patrick Gilles, who went on to costar with her in The Bear and the Doll (1970); she ended their relationship in the spring of 1971. … Read More
1973 38 Years Old In 1973, before her 39th birthday, Bardot announced her retirement. … Read More
1974 39 Years Old In 1974, Bardot appeared in a nude photo shoot in Playboy magazine, which celebrated her 40th birthday.


1983 48 Years Old On 28 September 1983, her 49th birthday, Bardot took an overdose of sleeping pills or tranquilizers with red wine. … Read More


1986 51 Years Old In 1986, she established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals. … Read More
1989 54 Years Old She once had a neighbour's donkey castrated while looking after it, on the grounds of its "sexual harassment" of her own donkey and mare, for which she was taken to court by the donkey's owner in 1989.


1999 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Bardot wrote a 1999 letter to Chinese President Jiang Zemin, published in French magazine VSD, in which she accused the Chinese of "torturing bears and killing the world's last tigers and rhinos to make aphrodisiacs". … Read More
2000 - 2004 3 More Events
In 2008, Bardot was convicted of inciting racial/religious hatred in relation to a letter she wrote, a copy of which she sent to Nicolas Sarkozy when he was Interior Minister of France. … Read More
2009 74 Years Old …  The first-ever official exhibition spotlighting Bardot's influence and legacy opened in Paris on 29 September 2009 – a day after her 75th birthday. … Read More
2010 75 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2010, Bardot addressed a letter to the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II of Denmark, appealing for the sovereign to halt the killing of dolphins in the Faroe Islands. … Read More
2011 76 Years Old On 25 May 2011 the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society renamed its fast interceptor vessel, MV Gojira, as MV Brigitte Bardot in appreciation of her support.
2013 78 Years Old From 2013 onwards the Brigitte Bardot Foundation in collaboration with Kagyupa International Monlam Trust of India has operated annual Veterinary Care Camp. … Read More
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