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Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot was born in France 1934 September 28 in a middle-class catholic family. In her early age she started as a ballet dancer and even though she was quite successful, it is definitely not the reason for her more than $45 million wealth. This extraordinary woman started to climb the ladder of fame when she was only 14, an acquaintance of her mother invited Brigitte to model in a fashion show and this is when it all started. Shortly after that she was the cover girl of the Elle’s magazine and met a film director and her future husband Roger Vadim. Although the first film in which she got the role was canceled, she did not gave up and started to play roles in romantic dramas, historical films, and few small pars in English-language films.
Brigitte Bardot Net Worth $45 Million
The fame stroke her after the role in film And God Created Woman, in 1957 witch was directed by the same Roger Vadim. Even the French intellectuals where amazed by this sex symbol of the 60’s, Simone de Beauvoir wrote an essay in 1959 The Lolita Syndrome, where he declared Brigitte as the most liberate woman of the post-war France, described her as the “locomotive of woman’s history”. In 1962 she got a David Di Donatello award as the best foreign actress for her role in Very Private Affair and in1965 she was nominated for a BAFTA award for the same nomination in film Viva Maria! But acting and modeling wasn’t her only talent, during the 1960’s and 1970’s she recorded many popular songs of that time. She was the fashion icon who made the bikini popular and was responsible for more than a few wardrobe trends as well as popularizing the city of St. Tropez. Brigitte was the official face of Marianne and even had a nude photo shot for Playboy magazine for her fortieth birthday.
Nevertheless colorful was Brigitte’s private life, she was married four times and had more than few affairs in her life time. After five years of marriage with Roger Vadim, in 1959 she met Jacques Charrier who is the father of her only child Nicolas-Jacques Charrier, they where married for three years and after the divorce child custody was left for the father. The third marriage was with the German millionaire Gunter Sachs, it was a three years marriage as well. The fourth and current husband is Bernard d’Ormale and they’re married since 1992.
After retiring in 1973 she became an animal activist and we have to admit that she made her self noticeable in this part as well. She wisely used her fame to promote animal rights and raised lots of money to her established Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals and became a vegetarian. She did have some legal issues and has been fined for “inciting racial hatred”, but these fines are just drops in comparison of her $45 million wealth.
Even though she will celebrate her eightieth birthday this year, you have to admire her, she is nothing like an old lady, she is full of energy, writing criticizing letters to the French culture minister who’s included bull fighting in the country’s cultural heritage or even appealing letters for the Queen of Denmark to end the slaughter of dolphins in Faroe Islands.