'All my life…I was never what I wanted to be, which was frank, honest, and straightforward. I wasn’t scandalous — I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be myself. Only myself.'
A fleeting yet stellar career on screen left her a household name for the ages, known best as the original bombshell and French It girl. Iconised by her blonde mane, doe eyes and pillowy lips, world famous Brigitte Bardot stepped out of the spotlight in 1973, and forged a path less travelled.
Following her childhood dreams, she embarked on a new journey as an animal rights activist, founding her charity, the 'Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals'. From whaling to the mistreatment of horses and unethical practises of industrial animal farms, one can find Bardot continuing the fight today.
An ode to an icon and her beloved pride of animals, dive right in with us.