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||September 28, 1934
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RATE AND COMMENT
Studied at Paris' Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse
Posed for <i>ELLE</i> magazine at age 15
Film acting debut in "Le trou normand/Crazy For Love"
Made U.S. film debut in "Act of Love" opposite Kirk Douglas
Cast as Andraste in the Warner Bros. epic "Helen of Troy"
Starred in "...And God Created Woman"; film directed by husband Roger Vadim
Co-starred with second husband Jacques Charrier in "Babette Goes to War"
Released the pop album <i>Inside Brigitte Bardot</i>
Returned to the screen with a starring role in Jean-Luc Godard's acclaimed "Le mépris" ("Contempt")
Retired from film to devote her life to animal rights' causes
Founded Brigitte Bardot Foundation (which folded but was relaunched in 1986)
Opened boutique in Saint-Tropez, La Madrague, with profits going to animal causes
Auctioned jewels and mementos from her film career to create animal protection foundation