French Actress, Model, Singer & Animal Rights Activist
From 1947 she trained as a ballerina for three years before gracing the cover of Elle in March 1950.
Brigitte's acting career launched in 1952 and she starred in over 47 films before retiring from show business in 1973.
She set up the Brigitte Bardot Foundation For The Welfare And Protection Of Animals in 1986 and is a prominent activist for animal rights to this day.
Her effortless style continues to influence the fashion industry with high street shops constantly stocked with 'Bardot' tops.
Here's a look at some of Brigitte's Sweater Girl moments...