- She retired as an actress when she was 39 and became a full time animal rights activist.
- She never wanted to be seen as a sex symbol, revealing in an interview: “All my life…I was never what I wanted to be, which was frank, honest, and straightforward. I wasn’t scandalous — I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be myself. Only myself.”
- Despite being idolised by the world over, Bardot claims she has never found enduring happiness and is reported to have made several suicide attempts.
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot, a name that almost immediately pops into your mind when the term '1960's fashion icon' is mentioned. Brigitte defined the fashion of that era with her trademark. The smoky eyes paired with tousled blonde hair and her killer curves that made her being labelled as the 'ultimate sex kitten'. In fact, her roughed-up bed-head look is an inspiration to the new generation with celebrities like Kate Moss and Blake Lively emulating her sexy attitude and iconic beauty.