Just look at Brigitte Bardot as evidence of how stunningly attractive women were before the advent of beauty treatments like breast implants and Botox.

Throughout the 1950s, Brigitte, a French actress and vocalist rose to prominence in Europe; however, she was well-received in the United States.

After she retired from the public eye, she chose to donate her wealth to animal welfare organizations rather than undergo cosmetic surgery; now, when you see this icon, try not to break a smile.

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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born on September 28th, 1934, in France. Her full name is Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot.

She has always been a stunning young lady, but fortunately, she is also lovely on the inside. Her appearance has never been a sign of her true beauty. I have admired Brigitte for the length of her life because of her compassion toward animals, and this refined lady will always hold a special place in my heart.

She began her career as a model when she was only 15 years old. In her young days, she had dreams of becoming a ballerina, but she was featured on the cover of Elle magazine as a teenager instead.

A person in a garment Description automatically generated with medium confidenceBardot at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival / Wikipedia Commons

As one thing led to another, the talented young woman quickly became an actress and attracted the attention of the intellectuals in French.

Brigitte became the most iconic and sexually alluring of all the sex icons after appearing in some films during the early 1950s. These films were aimed at the post-war population in Europe. After debuting in the film And God Created Beauty in 1956, she was immediately heralded as a global superstar.

Brigitte became an overnight sensation after the movie, which contributed to the formation of her persona as the “sex kitten.” The film was a smashing success all over Europe. In the meantime, the picture was deemed offensive and controversial in the conservative United States, where it was met with criticism. There have even been arrests of theater administrators who exhibited it.

Brigitte, born into a wealthy family of industrialists, is credited with helping to reimagine what it means to be a woman in today’s society thanks to her elegant and unfussy sense of style. But when she was a little girl, she never in a million years could have imagined that one day she would be regarded as the very picture of loveliness. When she was younger, she referred to herself as “ugly.”

A picture containing person, person, outdoor, lady Description automatically generated Publicity photo of Brigitte Bardot in A Very Private Affair.

“I’m a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian,” she later said.

Her first significant role in an English-language production came about when she was cast as Dirk Bogarde’s love interest in the movie Doctor at Sea. At the beginning of the 1960s, she hatched a plan to become renowned and aimed for a breakthrough on the international stage.

The native of France appeared in her first Hollywood picture in 1966; however, it was difficult to win over the American audience, and the film in question (Dear Brigitte) did not end up being commercially successful.

What with her long blonde hair, perfect skin, seductive lips, and full-figured body, Brigitte was hard to miss. However, the box office was not kind to her Tinseltown films, which were considered disappointments. When she appeared alongside Sean Connery in the 1968 Western film Shalako, viewers had high hopes for her performance, but the film was met with various reactions from reviewers.

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Bardot in A Very Private Affair in 1962

When Brigitte announced that she would retire in 1973, she surprised many of her fans. She continued to be a significant celebrity and remained very active in the entertainment industry.

However, this was also why she decided to stop it all: in the end, the sheer weight of a celebrity lifestyle suffocated her.

“The majority of great actresses met tragic ends.” “When I said goodbye to this job, to this life of opulence and glitter, images and adoration, the quest to be desired, I was saving my life,” Bardot told

“In the beginning, I enjoyed having people talk about me, but it suffocated and destroyed me very quickly. Throughout my 20 years of starring in movies, each time filming began, I would break out with herpes.”

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After she stopped working, she retired from society and lived in isolation for the rest of her life.

Despite this, Brigitte was able to pull herself together and decide to use her fame for the greater good. She established the Brigitte Bardot Foundation 13 years after she retired from acting.

In 1962, when she was only 28, she first became interested in animals.

“She did not get much affection from her parents, and when we started dating, she didn’t want jewels, but a dog,” Roger Vadim, the director of And God Created Beauty and Brigitte’s first husband, told.

He added: “She was always allergic to fame, power, and everything that connoted success. The innocence and honesty of animals reassured her.”

A person wearing a hat Description automatically generated with low confidence Brigitte Bardot visits her dog refuge, “The Nice Dogs” of Carnoules, on October 7, 2001, in Paris, France. (Photo by Charly Hel/Prestige/Getty Images)

This organization advocates for animal rights and has been very helpful. For instance, the foundation supports environmental protection programs. Additionally, it has provided funding for a hospital for wild animals in Chile and created homes for mistreated bears in Bulgaria and koalas and elephants in Australia and Thailand separately.

Brigitte Bardot today

Brigitte Bardot would have turned 88 years old today, but her impact has not been diminished.

Brigitte was recognized as one of “The most beautiful French actresses of all time.” by Vogue in 2020.

The screen legend, who is now 88 years old and was once known as a blonde bombshell, set new fashion standards with her hair and makeup during the 1950s and 1960s, which is why she is considered to have had one of the most iconic faces, modeling careers, and acting careers during that time.

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Reports indicate that her residence is in the coastal town of La Madrague in France. The erstwhile Hollywood star shares her life with Bernard d’Ormal, a successful businessman. They tied the knot in Norway on August 16, 1992, marking the beginning of their life together as a married couple.

Brigitte continues to be a powerful and engaged animal rights activist. During an encounter with Vogue, the question was posed to her regarding the motivation to get out of bed each morning.

“The suffering of animals,” she answered.

“You probably know that I find walking difficult these days. I can’t go for long walks anymore or go swimming. But I’m lucky compared to what animals suffer. The dozens of letters I receive daily testify to the horrors that animals are still subjected to.”

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Brigitte Bardot is a stunning example of a woman who has kept her inherent beauty. She has a unique attractiveness that is timeless, making it difficult to believe she is older.

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