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French actress Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born. Brigitte Anne- Marie Bardot) born September 28, 1934 in Paris, in the family of a businessman Louis Bardo (Louis Bardot).
From childhood she danced, in 1947 passed the entrance examination to the National Academy of Dance, and was among the eight enrolled in training . For three years she attended the class Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev.
In 14 years, first appeared as a model for the magazine “The Garden of Fashion” (Jardin des Modes), in 1950, her picture appeared on the cover of Elle. This photo struck Roger Vadim, who at the time was the assistant director Mark Alegre. Bardot was invited to audition, which were successful, and she got the role, but filming was canceled. Acquaintance with Vadim influenced future life and career of the future actress in 1952 Brigitte married Roger Vadim and in the same year, she made her debut in the movie, starring in “Norman hole” (Le Trou Normand).
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From 1952 to 1956, Bardot appeared in seventeen films – lyrical comedies and melodramas, including in the movie “The big maneuvers” (Les grandes manoeuvres, 1955 ) together with Gerard Philip and Michelle Morgan. Played in the theater in “Invitation to the Castle” (L’invitation au château) by Jean Anouilh.
In 1956, the title role in Roger Vadim’s “And God Created Woman” (Et Dieu … créa la femme) led Brigitte Bardot in the world stars. The actress has played the main character, eighteen Juliette Hardy. Painting shocked European audiences due to challenging behavior heroine Brigitte and scenes in which the actress appears naked and dancing on the table. But in America, the film became a sensation.
As a result of the success of films Bardot became involved in more serious productions. She actively worked with such meters cinema as Christian Jacques, Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle.
Filmography actress has more than 50 films, including “Parisienne” (La Parisienne, 1957), “In case of an accident” (En cas de malheur, 1958), “Babette Goes to War” (Babette s’en va-t-en guerre, 1959), “The Truth” (La vérité, 1960), “The famous love stories” (Amours célèbres, 1961 ), “Private Lives” (Vie privée, 1962), “Contempt” (Le mépris, 1963), “Viva Maria!” (Viva Maria !, 1965), “Three Steps in a delirium” (Histoires extraordinaires, 1968), ” Shalako “(Shalako, 1968),” Novices “(Les novices, 1970),” The Rum Boulevard “(Boulevard du Rhum, 1971),” Neftedobytchitsy “(Les pétroleuses, 1971)” If Don Juan were a woman … “( Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme …, 1973), and others.
Partners Brigitte Bardot on the films were well-known actors Alain Delon, Jean Gabin, Sean Connery, Jean Marais, Claudia Cardinale, Annie Girardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Robert Hossein.
Jobs in the movie “The story about Colina yubochnika” (L’histoire très bonne et très joyeuse de Colinot Trousse-Chemise, 1973) was the last in the film career of actress.
After the film’s release in 1973, shortly before his fortieth birthday Bardot announced the completion of a cinematic career.
In 1969, Bardot met singer and composer Serge Gainsbourg, together they recorded a series of hit duets: Bonnie and Clyde, Harley Davidson, Comic Strip, Contact.
In 1986, she opened the Fund for Animal Welfare – Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.
In recent years, Brigitte Bardot lives in seclusion resort of Saint-Tropez, is actively engaged in the protection of animals.
Brigitte Bardot was a defendant in several lawsuits on charges of inciting religious and ethnic hatred. In 1997, she was fined 10,000 francs in 2001 – 30 thousand francs in 2004 – to 5000 euros in 2008 – 15 thousand euros.
Brigitte Bardot was several times Single: for director Roger Vadim, Jacques Charrier actor, German photographer Gunter Sachs and multimillionaire, politician Bernard d’Ormalem. I have a son Nicolas Bardo (born in 1960) from his marriage to Jacques Charrier.
The material is based on information RIA Novosti and open source