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In an interview about her autobiography - Initiales BB - Bardot refers to The book, inspired by a song written by a former lover, the musician. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot is a French actress, singer, dancer, and fashion .. Bardot's only child, her son Nicolas-Jacques Charrier, was born on 11 January After she and Charrier divorced in , Nicolas. Bardot's disgust at the slashing of sheep's throats has turned her against and their son Nicolas, sued Bardot in an unsuccessful attempt to have 80 his own account of their brief marriage, My Response To Brigitte Bardot.
Marie-Jeanne eventually gave up dancing lessons and did not tell her mother, whereas Brigitte concentrated on ballet. InBardot was accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris. For three years she attended ballet classes by Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev. One of her classmates was Leslie Caron. The other ballerinas nicknamed Bardot "Bichette" "Little Doe". Aged 15, she appeared on an 8 March cover of Elle  and was noticed by a young film director, Roger Vadimwhile babysitting.
Although Bardot got the role, the film was cancelled but made her consider becoming an actress. Her relationship with Vadim, who attended the audition, influenced her further life and career.
Bardot debuted in a highly popular comedy film starring BourvilLe Trou Normand English title: She received media attention when she attended the Cannes Film Festival in April Bardot played her first sizeable English-language role in Doctor at Seaas the love interest for Dirk Bogarde. The film was the third most popular movie at the British box office that year. She did another with Hollywood film, Helen of Troyplaying Helen's handmaiden.
For the Italian movie Mio figlio Nerone Bardot was asked by the director to appear as a blonde. Rather than wear a wig to hide her naturally brunette hair she decided to dye her hair. She was so pleased with the results that she decided to retain the hair colour. Bardot then appeared in four movies that made her a star. First up was a musical, Naughty Girlwhere Bardot played a troublesome school girl. Directed by Michel Boisrondit was co-written by Roger Vadim and was a big hit, the 12th most popular film of the year in France.
The film, about an immoral teenager in a respectable small-town setting, was a huge success, not just in France but also around the world - it was among the ten most popular films in Britain in One showed Bardot from behind, dressed in a white corset.
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British photographer Cornel Lucas made images of Bardot in the s and s that have become representative of her public persona. The latter was the 13th most seen movie of the year in France. It was a highly publicised production, which resulted in Bardot having an affair and attempting suicide. The film was Bardot's biggest ever commercial success in France, the third biggest hit of the year, and was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar.
International films[ edit ] In the mids Bardot made films which seemed to be more aimed at the international market. Levine and starring Jack Palance.
The following year she co-starred with Anthony Perkins in the comedy Une ravissante idiote Bardot finally appeared in a Hollywood film in Dear Brigittea comedy starring James Stewart as an academic whose son develops a crush on Bardot.
Bardot's appearance was relatively brief and the film was not a big hit. More successful was the Western buddy comedy Viva Maria! It was a big hit in France and around the world although it did not break through in the US as much as was hoped.
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She had a small role in the all-star Spirits of the Deadacting opposite Alain Delonthen tried a Hollywood film again: Shalakoa Western starring Sean Connerywhich was a box office disappointment. Her last few films were mostly comedies: Vadim said the film marked "Underneath what people call "the Bardot myth" was something interesting, even though she was never considered the most professional actress in the world.
For years, since she has been growing older, and the Bardot myth has become just a souvenir I was curious in her as a woman and I had to get to the end of something with her, to get out of her and express many things I felt were in her. Brigitte always gave the impression of sexual freedom - she is a completely open and free person, without any aggression.
So I gave her the part of a man - that amused me. Her career had traversed epochs where it was possible to say, "In the Sixties and early Seventies, there was no better known — or more scandalous — movie star on earth.
Not since the death of Valentino had a star aroused such insane devotion in their fans.
Bardot pleaded with Gainsbourg not to release this duet and he complied with her wishes; the following year, he rerecorded a version with British-born model and actress Jane Birkin that became a massive hit all over Europe. The version with Bardot was issued in and became a popular download hit in when Universal Music made its back catalogue available to purchase online, with this version of the song ranking as the third most popular download.
After appearing in more than forty motion pictures and recording several music albums, most notably with Serge Gainsbourgshe used her fame to promote animal rights. In support of animal protection, she condemned seal hunting in Canada during a visit to that country with Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
At the age of 61, wrinkled by sun and an impressive tobacco habit, the paparazzi's prime target is finally telling all. Frankly, it's a bit of a mess - rather like her extraordinary life. But what it does have - colour, tantrums, exclamation marks - it has in bucketloads. The lovers innumerablethe films 48the husbands fourthe abortions, nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts severalsucceed each other at a terrifying pace, like the still smouldering cigarette stubs of a chain smoker.
Born on page 17, Bardot loses her virginity on page 72 and undergoes her first abortion on page Married by page 85, she has a lesbian dalliance on page 98, is pregnant again - and aborts once more - on page Her heart stops under the surgeon's hands. Moments later, it's beating again - faster than ever, to judge by the emotions she unpacks over the next pages.
Such chaotic story-telling is infectious - but first, the facts. Brigitte Bardot was born into the haute bourgeoisie, to a rich industrialist papa and a socialite mother. Her astonishing looks put paid to their hopes for their clever daughter and, at 14, she appeared on the cover of Elle where she was spotted by the film-maker Marc Allegret. His assistant was a young Russian with burning eyes: She skipped off school and into his bed.
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Three years after meeting, they married. Open with her favours, she had something which other screen goddesses lacked. She wasn't a gamine like Audrey Hepburn or fatally vulnerable like Marilyn Monroe or painted, plucked and imperious like Joan Crawford.
She was raw and her appetites were those of a young animal: Or so she was presented by Vadim. The image stuck, long after the face fell and she quit the cinema for good to devote herself to her sentimental obsession with rescuing animals. It sticks still - which is why tourists comment loudly on her raddled looks when they see her in the street.
Her response was characteristic.