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A sex symbol turned animal rights activist, Brigitte Bardot always lit up the screen until her 1973 retirement. Working with top directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Malle, and Roger Vadim, the man who discovered her, she was always in high demand. Though afraid to venture outside of France and cancelling a deal she made in Hollywood, she still managed to become an international star that people talk about to this day. Underrated as an actress and singer, she had undeniable talent. Here is a ranked list of her work in film. La vérité/The Truth (1960) Vie privée/A Very Private Affair (1962) Les femmes/The… Read more

A sex symbol turned animal rights activist, Brigitte Bardot always lit up the screen until her 1973 retirement. Working with top directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Malle, and Roger Vadim, the man who discovered her, she was always in high demand.

Though afraid to venture outside of France and cancelling a deal she made in Hollywood, she still managed to become an international star that people talk about to this day.

Underrated as an actress and singer, she had undeniable talent. Here is a ranked list of her work in film.

La vérité/The Truth (1960)
Vie privée/A Very Private Affair (1962)
Les femmes/The Vixen (1969)
Viva Maria! (1965)
Une parisienne (1957)

Le mépris/Contempt (1963)
La Bride sur le cou/Please, Not Now! (1961)
Voulez-vous danser avec moi?/Come Dance With Me! (1959)
En effeuillant la marguerite/Plucking the Daisy (1956)
Le repos du guerrier/Love on a Pillow (1962)
À coeur joie/Two Weeks in September (1967)
Histoires extraordinaires/Spirits of the Dead (1968)

Et Dieu… créa la femme/…And God Created Woman (1956)
Une ravissante idiote/The Ravishing Idiot (1964)
Cette sacrée gamine/Mam’zelle Pigalle (1956)
L’ours et la poupée/The Bear and the Doll (1970)
Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme…/Don Juan (or If Don Juan Were a Woman) (1973)
Shalako (1968)

Les bijoutiers du clair de lune/The Night Heaven Fell (1958)
Helen of Troy (1956)

Cameo:
Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis (1966)
Dear Brigitte (1965)

Recommended reading:
Bardot, Deneuve, Fonda: My Life with the Three Most Beautiful Women in the World by Roger Vadim

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Quote:
“I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.”

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