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Brigitte Bardot is a French dancer, model and actress who became an international icon in the 1950s and '60s with films like And God Created Women and Contempt.
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French actress Brigitte Bardot turned heads in the films "And God Created Woman" and "Contempt," but has also devoted her life to protecting animals.
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Bardot's beauty was further immortalized in the form of famous French sculpture Marianne, unveiled in 1970 and modeled after the actress.
Ultimately having appeared in dozens of films, Bardot retired in 1973 and went to live in St. Tropez.
Bardot turned from moviemaking to her love of animals, and established the Foundation for the Protection of Distressed Animals in the mid-1970s. In the mid-'80s she also founded the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals. Her work has led to the Council of Europe banning the importation of seal fur and the French government banning ivory imports. Bardot has also had to appear before the French courts over the years, being fined more than once for making anti-Muslim, discriminatory comments.
Bardot's status as a global icon of beauty has continued to be celebrated by a number of art and fashion institutions.
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