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Yet another sufferer within the misplaced buzz of British music journalists, the Bardots formed within the East Anglia section of Britain in 1989. Simon Dunford (acoustic guitar/vocals), Andy Murphy (acoustic guitar), Steve Cox (bass), and Neil Cox (drums) got begun playing collectively in college or university and in 1990 released their debut solitary, Sofaelaine, a flexi-disc launch. After their 1st more “formal” solitary, Sad Anne, the music group added a 5th member (Krzysztof Fijalkowski on acoustic guitar) and got a cope with Cheree Information. Their debut full-length, Attention Baby, got some underground support, as well as the English music press dubbed them a “following big factor.” In 1994, with Murphy no more with the music group (changed by Yves Altana), their long-awaited follow-up, V-Neck, made an appearance. The album didn’t make a direct effect, as well as the group faded out.

Quick Facts


Full Name The Bardots
Height 1.7 m
Profession Actor, Model, Singer, Activist
Education Conservatoire de Paris
Spouse Bernard d'Ormale, Gunter Sachs, Jacques Charrier, Roger Vadim
Children Nicolas-Jacques Charrier
Parents Louis Bardot, Anne-Marie Bardot
Awards David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
Music Songs Applepain, Sad Anne, Pretty O, Cruelty Blonde, We Are Fiasco, Skin Diving, Slow Asleep, Chained-Up, Summerhouse, Let My Body, My Cute Thought, Shallow, Us Making, Ashamed, The Crack Up, Sunsetted, Call Me A Whore, Caterina, Gloriola, Phone Phoney, Obscenity Thing, Alligator, Sister Richard
Albums Sad Anne
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
Movies And God Created Woman, Contempt, Viva Maria!, Love Is My Profession, Don Juan, or If Don Juan Were a Woman, A Very Private Affair, Shalako, The Night Heaven Fell, Dear Brigitte, The Legend of Frenchie King, Plucking the Daisy, La Parisienne, Love on a Pillow, Two Weeks in September, Come Dance with Me, The Truth, Spirits of the Dead, Manina, the Girl in the Bikini, Naughty Girl, Les Novices, The Female, Doctor at Sea, The Bear and the Doll, Une ravissante idiote, Babette Goes to War, The Light Across the Street, Please, Not Now!, Helen of Troy, Act of Love, Nero's Mistress, The Vixen, School for Love, The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot, The Grand Maneuver, The Bride Is Much Too Beautiful, Caroline and the Rebels, His Father's Portrait, Famous Love Affairs, Boulevard du Rhum, Concert of Intrigue, To Each His Own Cinema, Crazy for Love, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, Her Bridal Night, A Ravishing Idiot, Brigitte Bardot: Divine B.B., Short: International Release, Gainsbourg and His Girls, The Women


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1 Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2015.
2 Mentioned in the song "Message of Love" by The Pretenders.
3 Her look has inspired several generations of buxom blonde models to be called "baby Bardots", such as German supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Anna Ewers; Dutch models Lara Stone, Daphne Groeneveld and Doutzen Kroes and English model Georgia Jagger.
4 Has attempted suicide at least six times since 1950. Her most recent reported suicide attempt was in 1992.
5 Time Magazine on Bardot: "... the princess of pout, the countess of come hither. Brigitte Bardot exuded a carefree, naive sexuality that brought a whole new audience to French films.".
6 Established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals. She initially funded it by auctioning off personal possessions.
7 Has been characterized as anti-Muslim and anti-gay with her support for ultra-right-wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.
8 She was the third name entered on IMDB, after Fred Astaire (nm0000002) and Lauren Bacall (nm0000002).
9 Ranked #75 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time. [December 2011]
10 Prior to her worldwide breakthrough in ...And God Created Woman (1956), while still a starlet, Bardot was a familiar presence in many Italian movies. She once shared a hotel room in Rome with a pre-fame Ursula Andress (mentioned in her autobiography). About this she recalled, "If only producers knew of it, they would have think twice about their way of treating us back then.".
11 When she discovered she had breast cancer, she first refused treatment believing it was her fate. It was her fellow actress and friend Marina Vlady who flew to her residence at Saint Tropez and convinced her to start treatment.
12 In 1994, scandalized by Sophia Loren's posing in furs in several printed ads for the Italian fur tailor company Annabella, Bardot published an open letter to Loren, in which she accused her of selling her name and her image "to the most despicable of all advertising: promotion of furs". It is, said Bardot, "degrading, repugnant, lamentable and unworthy to accept money stained with the blood of animals". Loren, added France's leading animal-rights campaigner, should boycott "this abominable trade" and "never forget that wearing a fur is wearing a cemetery on your back". Loren, on holiday at the time, did not respond.
13 On the set of Please, Not Now! (1961), directed by her ex-husband Roger Vadim, she met his new girlfriend, Catherine Deneuve. About Deneuve she said, " . . . behind Vadim lingered a 17-year-old brunette who dressed like me [and] had her hair made like me. Her name was Catherine Deneuve. She had a certain air of a namby-pamby, that was back then unbearable." One night while filming on high mountains the crew got blocked so everybody slept in one room. Among the crew were Bardot, Vadim, Mireille Darc and Deneuve.
14 She had taken dancing lessons from age five, and when she was 13 one of her classmates in dancing class was Leslie Caron.
15 Owns homes in Saint-Tropez, Yvelines and Paris.
16 In 1967 Serge Gainsbourg wrote for and recorded with her his most noted song "Je t'aime...moi non plus", but she pleaded him not to release their recording, so her vocals were replaced by Jane Birkin one year later.
17 Was born at 5 place Violet in the 15th district of Paris.
18 The Brazilian city of Búzios erected a statue of her in honor of her influence in popularizing the city.
19 Brought into fashion the choucroute (sauerkraut) hairstyle.
20 Once castrated a neighbor's donkey.
21 9/28/83: Took a handful of tranquilizers, washed them down with red wine and then wandered out to the Les Canoubiers beach, where she was later pulled from the surf. She was rushed to the nearby L'Oasis clinic, where her stomach was pumped before she was released that evening.
22 Was romantically linked to actors Patrick Gilles, Sami Frey, Laurent Vergez and Warren Beatty, bartender/ski instructor Christian Kalt, club owner Luigi Rizzi, musician Bob Zagury, producer Allain Bougrain-Dubourg, sculptor Miroslav Brozek, singers Gilbert Bécaud, Serge Gainsbourg and Sacha Distel, and writer John Gilmore.
23 Named Empire Magazine's #98 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars. [2007]
24 Recorded a special audio performance for the classic "Velveteen Rabbit", produced by Pierre Patrick for Connecticut Family Theatre (2007).
25 Sang songs "Harley Davidson", "Je Me Donne A Qui Me Plait", "Bubble gum", "Contact", "Je Reviendrais Toujours Vers Toi", "L'Appareil A Sous", "La Madrague", "Le Soleil De Ma Vie", "On Demenage", "Sidonie", "Tu Veux, Tu Veux Pas".
26 Sister of Mijanou Bardot.
27 She and husband Bernard d'Ormale got married in a small town outside Oslo, Norway, where her son lives with his family.
28 She has two granddaughters from her estranged son Nicolas' marriage to Anne-Line Bjerkan (daughter of a Norwegian diplomat): Anna (b. 1985) and Thea (b. 1990).
29 Was Marianne de France, the bust of the most beautiful woman of a decade and she is also the symbol of liberty and the Republic, from 1969-78.
30 Was charged with inciting racial hatred in her best-selling book "Un cri dans le silence" ("A cry in silence"), expressing worries about the "infiltration" of France by Islamic extremists. She could have faced a maximum prison term of one year, but was finally fined EUR 5,000. [2004]
31 Her husband Bernard d'Ormale is a wealthy industrialist and supporter of the far-right French nationalist party Front National.
32 She is one of the six surviving people mentioned by name in the 1989 Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire". The other five are Doris Day, Queen Elizabeth II, Chubby Checker, Bob Dylan and Bernard Goetz.
33 Is a vegetarian.
34 Breast cancer survivor.
35 Recorded many popular songs in the '60s and '70s.
36 One of the leading animal rights activists in the world and the head of "Fondation Brigitte Bardot", which is a foundation dedicated to animal rights.
37 Retired from acting in 1973 at age 39 and has since been involved with various animal rights causes.
38 Born to Louis Bardot (1896-1975), nicknamed Pilou, who graduated from an engineering school to go into the family business, which manufactured liquid air and acetylene, and Ann-Marie Mucel (1912-78), nicknamed Toty. Toty had studied theatre and dance as a young lady, while Pilou wrote poetry in his notebook and published several volumes.
39 Mother of Nicolas-Jacques Charrier (born January 11, 1960), who was raised by his father's family and did not have contact with Bardot until his adulthood.
40 Ranked #49 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
41 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#9). [1995]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot 1973 Arabelle
Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were a Woman) 1973 Jeanne
Frenchie King 1971 Louise
Rum Runners 1971 Linda Larue
Les novices 1970 Agnès
The Bear and the Doll 1970 Felicia
Les femmes 1969 Clara
Shalako 1968 Irina Lazaar
Spirits of the Dead 1968 Giuseppina (segment "William Wilson")
Two Weeks in September 1967 Cecile
Masculin Féminin 1966 Brigitte Bardot (uncredited)
Viva Maria! 1965 Maria I
Dear Brigitte 1965 Brigitte Bardot (uncredited)
Agent 38-24-36 1964 Penelope 'Penny' Lightfeather
Contempt 1963 Camille Javal
Bande-annonce de 'Le mépris' 1963 Short
Love on a Pillow 1962 Geneviève Le Theil
A Very Private Affair 1962 Jill
Amours célèbres 1961 Agnès Bernauer (segment "Agnès Bernauer")
Please, Not Now! 1961 Sophie
The Truth 1960 Dominique Marceau
Testament of Orpheus 1960 Elle-même (uncredited)
Come Dance with Me! 1959 Virginie Dandieu
Babette Goes to War 1959 Babette
The Female 1959 Eva Marchand
Love Is My Profession 1958 Yvette Maudet
The Night Heaven Fell 1958 Ursula
La Parisienne 1957 Brigitte Laurier
...And God Created Woman 1956 Juliete Hardy
Her Bridal Night 1956 Chouchou
Plucking the Daisy 1956 Agnès Dumont
Nero's Mistress 1956 Poppea
Naughty Girl 1956 Brigitte Latour
Helen of Troy 1956 Andraste
The Light Across the Street 1955 Olivia Marceau
The Grand Maneuver 1955 Lucie
Doctor at Sea 1955 Hélène Colbert
School for Love 1955 Sophie Dimater
Caroline and the Rebels 1955 Pilar d'Aranda
Concert of Intrigue 1954 Anna
Royal Affairs in Versailles 1954 Mademoiselle de Rozille (uncredited)
Act of Love 1953 Mimi
His Father's Portrait 1953 Domino
Les dents longues 1953 La femme du témoin au mariage / Marriage Witness (uncredited)
The Girl in the Bikini 1952 Manina
Crazy for Love 1952 Javotte Lemoine

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mad Men 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Amour & turbulences 2013 performer: "Ne me laisse pas l'aimer"
More Sex Please, We're British 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "Moi Je Joue" - uncredited
8 Uhr 28 2010 performer: "Ca Pourrait Changer"
Youth in Revolt 2009 performer: "Ça Pourrait Changer Don't You Ever Change Your Mind"
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vivement dimanche 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rush Hour 3 2007 performer: "Bonnie & Clyde"
Nynne 2005 performer: "Ne Me Laisse Pas L'amier"
Laurel Canyon 2002 performer: "Bonnie and Clyde" 1968
Jam 2000 TV Series performer: "Un Jour Comme Un Autre"
Tykho Moon 1996 performer: "Mister Sun"
De Serge Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre de 1958 - 1991 1994 Video documentary performer: "Bonnie and Clyde"
À la recherche du paradis perdu 1993 Documentary performer: "Nue au Soleil"
Rum Runners 1971 performer: "Sur Le Boulevard Du Rhum", "Plaisir D'Amour"
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks 1969 TV Series documentary short performer - 1 episode
Viva Maria! 1965 performer: "Paris ! Paris ! Paris !", "Ah ! Les p'tites Femmes de Paris", "Maria ! Maria !"
A Very Private Affair 1962 performer: "SIDONIE"
Doctor at Sea 1955 performer: "Je Ne Sais Pas"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Agent 38-24-36 1964 co-producer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1 a Minute 2010 Documentary acknowlegment: Breast Cancer Survivor
Dieter & Andreas 1989 Short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L'invité 2017 TV Series Herself
Un jour, une histoire 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche 2004-2012 TV Series Herself (Interview) / Herself - Main Guest
Sincérité 2010 Short Herself (voice)
Jetset in den Sixties - Das süße Leben der Schönen und Reichen 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hors Série 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Il était une fois... 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Starko! 2008 Herself
Empreintes 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Vie privée, vie publique 2006 TV Series Herself
French Beauty 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2004 TV Series Herself - Main Guest
Henri-Georges Clouzot: Le tyran éclairé 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Passions of Louis Malle 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
On ne peut pas plaire à tout le monde 2003 TV Series Herself
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Seitenblicke 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Bouillon de culture 1993-1996 TV Series documentary Herself
30 millions d'amis 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The Alternative Christmas Message 1995 TV Short documentary Herself
De Serge Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre de 1958 - 1991 1994 Video documentary Herself
Champs-Elysées 1986 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1977 TV Series Herself
Top à... 1973-1974 TV Series Herself
Frost's Weekly 1973 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Film Portrait 1972 Documentary Herself
Treffpunkte 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
SIE - er - ES 1971 TV Series Herself (1973)
Madame 1971 TV Movie Herself
Sylvissima 1970 TV Movie Herself
Paris aktuell 1970 TV Series documentary Herself
Gala de l'union 1959-1970 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself
Eine Starparade mit Marianne Koch 1969 TV Movie Herself
Sacha show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Faces of Paris 1968 TV Mini-Series Herself
Brigitte Bardot 1968 TV Movie Herself
Chansons de Brigitte Bardot 1967 TV Short Herself - Musician
Report 1967 TV Series Herself
Bitte umblättern 1967 TV Series Herself
B.B. in USA 1966 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958-1966 TV Series Herself
Chroniques de France 1966 TV Series documentary Herself - Segment 4
Grand écran 1965 TV Series documentary Herself
Cinq colonnes à la une 1959-1965 TV Series Herself
Godard à propos de Brigitte Bardot 1965 TV Short documentary Herself
Tentazioni proibite 1965 Documentary Herself
Marie Soleil 1964 Herself (uncredited)
Paparazzi 1964 Short Herself (uncredited)
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Herself (on film)
Encounter with Fritz Lang 1964 Short Herself
À propos d'une star 1964 Documentary short Herself
Le Parti des choses: Bardot et Godard 1964 Short Herself
It Happened All Night 1960 Herself - Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Cinépanorama 1956-1960 TV Series documentary Herself
Discorama 1960 TV Series Herself
Today 1959 TV Series Herself
Reflets de Cannes 1955 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Herself
Les grands du rire 2007 TV Series Herself
On n'est pas couché 2007 TV Series Herself
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007 Documentary Herself
Le temps des yé-yé 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cuéntame 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
Où sont passées les grandes gueules? 30 ans de débats à la télévision 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mag Bodard, un destin 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Graffiti 60 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Celebrity Naked Ambition 2003 TV Movie documentary
Louis De Funès, la comédie humaine 2003 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
Histoires de festival 2002 TV Short Herself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short
Cinema Paradiso 1988 Juliete Hardy (uncredited)
Le cinéma dans les yeux 1987 Herself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985 TV Series Herself
Étoiles et toiles 1983 TV Series documentary
Famous T & A 1982 Video documentary Jeanne
Notre Dame de la Croisette 1981 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Il était une fois: Le gala de l'union des artistes 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself
Coeur bleu 1980 Herself
Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca 1975
Le grand échiquier 1972 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Babylon 1972 Herself (uncredited)
Le viager 1972 Herself / Elle-même (uncredited)
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Lykke og krone 1962 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1961 TV Series Herself
Zwischen Glück und Krone 1959 Documentary Herself
Un Français nommé Gabin 2017 TV Movie documentary Herself
Vadim Mister Cool 2016 TV Movie Herself
Grands reportages 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
The Emperor's New Clothes 2015 Documentary Herself
Spanish Western 2014 Documentary Herself
Geliebte Feinde - Die Deutschen und die Franzosen 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Bardot, la méprise 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary
Vivement dimanche 2006-2012 TV Series Herself
Je suis venu vous dire... 2012 Documentary Herself
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen 2012
La case du siècle 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Bert Stern: Original Madman 2011 Documentary
Hollywood Invasion 2011 Documentary Herself
Lafayette: The Lost Hero 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
1960 2010 Documentary Herself
Lennon Naked 2010 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood sul Tevere 2009 Documentary Herself
España, plató de cine 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Louise (uncredited)
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Pam: Girl on the Loose 2008 TV Series Herself
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series Jill
Un jour, un destin 2008 TV Series documentary Herself / Various roles
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "Anna"

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) La vérité (1960)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress Viva Maria! (1965)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1958 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956)

TitleSalary
Viva Maria! (1965) $350,000
Voulez-vous danser avec moi (1959) $200,000
En cas de malheur (1958) $75,000
Une parisienne (1957) $25,000
Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956) $15,000

#Quote
1 I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I'm lucky when I see how animals suffer. Suddenly, I discover that I have nothing to complain.
2 [on retiring from showbusiness at 39] I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself. I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.
3 Apart from my husband, I am entirely surrounded by homos. For years, they have been my support, my friends, my adopted children, my confidants.
4 I gave my youth and beauty to men. Now I'm giving my wisdom and my experience, the better part of me, to animals.
5 I am really a cat transformed into a woman . . . I purr. I scratch. And sometimes I bite.
6 Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
7 [on Sarah Palin] By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe.
8 It is better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.
9 I don't think when I make love.
10 Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do.
11 I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
12 It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
13 [when asked what was the best day of her life] It was a night...
14 If I could do anything about the way people behave towards each other, I would, but since I can't I'll stick to animals.
15 I have always adored beautiful young men. Just because I grow older, my taste doesn't change. So if I can still have them, why not?

#Trademark
1 Gapped front teeth
2 Voluptuous figure
3 Deep sultry voice
4 Large brown eyes
5 Platinum blonde hair

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