Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy 75th Birthday Brigitte Bardot

She was born Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot on September 28, 1934 in Paris, France. Miss Bardot started out as an aspiring ballet dancer but was soon modeling and appeared on the cover of ELLE magazine and was noticed by director Roger Vadim. Soon she was acting and made her first film “Le Trou Normand” in 1952 after 16 films she became a star after her appearance in “And God Created Woman” in 1952. Bardot would become and international sex symbol and rival Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren. She would go one to appear in 48 films and musical theater. She also recorded 80 songs during this time. Brigitte Bardot retired from show business in 1973 and has dedicated her life to animal rights. She has taken the soap box against such subjects as immigration, race-mixing aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France. Her sister of actress Mijanou Bardot is also an actress and Brigitte has been married to director Roger Vadim (1952-1957), actor Jacques Charrier (1959-1962), director Gunter Sachs (1966-1969). During her film career Brigitte appeared in three Euro-westerns, “Viva Maria!” (1965) with Jeanne Moreau, “Shalako” (1968) with Sean Connery and “The Legend of Frenchie King” (1971) with Claudia Cardinale. Today we celebrate Brigitte Bardot's 75th birthday.

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