Why Famous: Known simply as "B.B.", Bardot was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s. She first achieved fame in the 1957 film And God Created Woman.
Before she retired in 1973, Bardot appeared in the 1963 film Le Mépris and in the 1965 film Viva Maria!.
- 1966-07-14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas
- 1963-12-20 "Contempt" film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance, is released
- 1997-11-05 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages