Brigitte Bardot, dubbed the quintessential sex symbol of the 1960s, conquered the globe when she first appeared on television.
This blonde beauty, who has influenced many fashion trends throughout the years, began her modeling career at 15, appearing on the cover of Elle magazine. She didn’t take long to look for a site under the Hollywood sign.
Bardot made her film debut as Javotte Lemoine in Crazy for Love in 1952, and her first American project was Act of Love with Kirk Douglas in 1953. But it wasn’t until she secured a job in And God Created Women in 1956 that she developed her famous sex kitten’ character. In America, the film was considered controversial, yet it helped Bardot reinvent the image of the modern lady.