Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 28 September, 1934) is a French former fashion model, actress, singer and animal rights activist. She started her acting career in 1952 and slowly became world-famous due to her role in her then-husband Roger Vadim’s controversial film And God Created Woman. She starred in Jean-Luc Godard’s cult film Contempt. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle’s 1965 film Viva Maria!. Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, starred in 47 films, performed in numerous musical shows, and recorded 80 songs.