Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardotis a French actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s and was widely referred to by her initials, B.B...
Now, if there was one woman in the world who didn't need publicity, who always had too much publicity, it was me.
Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?
I say what I think and I think what I say.
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
We have abolished the death penalty for humans, so why should it continue for animals?
I can't do the same thing every night, the same gestures... it's like putting on dirty panties every day.
My country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.
It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
It's better to be unfaithful than faithful without wanting to be.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can't do without them.
My wild and free side unsettled some, and unwedged others.
I'm a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. One day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
They may call me a sinner, but I am at peace with myself.
I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.
I am 30, but there are things about me that are still 15.
When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.
Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
I am greatly misunderstood by politically correct idiots.
I tried to make myself as pretty as possible and even then I thought I was ugly. I found it madly difficult to go out, to show myself.
Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Animals have never betrayed me. They are an easy prey, as I have been throughout my career. So we feel the same. I love them.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.
I am all right when I work. I am not superficial and I am not ungrateful.
I never get hung up on the past - the memories are too negative.
I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded.
If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier.
My mother wanted me to be friends only with children she considered socially suitable.
People are forever finding something wrong with you.
I would like, before I die, to see the changes I've always fought for being made. If not, my life will have been worth nothing.
Swallows have disappeared, bees are dying out because of pesticides that should have been banned long ago - it's a scandal.
I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big.
I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy.
I knew I had to be the best at something, otherwise I would be nothing. I knew I wanted the world to know about Brigitte Bardot.
No matter whether it's someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights.
I am shocking, impertinent and insolent that's how it is.
China once again disgusts the world, portraying the image of a cruel, perverted people devoid of any feelings towards animals.
My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.
I have to live with both my selves as best I may.
I only live in the world of animal protection. I speak only of that. I think only of that. I am obsessed.
I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.
Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do.
There is a certain dignity to being French.
If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn't part of what I wanted to do. It wasn't my goal.
I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.
I was afraid of not living up to what people expected me to be.
I am no mother, and I won't be one.
In a democracy one must have the right to express oneself and that's what I do, even if it displeases.
Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.
We have to convince the people of Bucharest, who are dog lovers, to treat dogs like they treat their children and not just let them roam the streets.
Among Muslims, I think there are some who are very good and some hoodlums, like everywhere.
I am astonished and surprised that someone could consider making a film about me without talking to me about it.
I am really not interested in the cinema.
I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now.
I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
If this fame, which people call my lucky break,
were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.
It's the decomposition that gets me. You spend your whole life looking after your body. And then you rot away.
James Stewart was so kind and considerate and had such personal integrity.
I stopped making films to look after animals.
Film-making was not at all what I had expected.
Romania will not be able to evolve if it continues to take cruel decisions against sensitive creatures, which are under the protection of European law.
I am not an actress. I can only play me - on and off the screen.
I can no longer walk. I can no longer swim. But I'm lucky when I see how animals suffer.
I don't think I was a good comedian.
I have not always loved wisely, but I was young.
I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life.
I was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film.
If I go to a restaurant, other people stare. The meal is ruined.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
I never left France for Hollywood nor stashed my money in Switzerland.
People have already dirtied my name too much.
I am a woman that defends animals, right, left, and in the centre. Animals aren't political.
I have no regrets. If I wanted to keep acting, I would have never left the cinema.
The first time that I came to Cannes, I think it was in 1953, I was 18 and unknown.
Success is unpredictable and fragile.
[Roger] Vadim became famous worldwide as a director, and I as an actress, but the other side of the coin was terrible. My life was totally turned upside down. I was followed, spied upon, adored, insulted. My private life became public.
The page has turned. Cinema is finished for me.
I never force myself to dance or sing.
I have the courage of my convictions.
What does it mean, being a woman?
Nobody has any security in loving me.
Solitude scares me. It makes me think about love, death, and war. I need distraction from anxious, black thoughts.
Percentages are why I am rich.
Peanut butter is pâté for children.
If people don't like me, I become very plain.
No more hard work than look beautiful with eight in the morning until midnight.
I wanted to be myself. Only myself.
My private life became public.
You can be barefoot and have worries.
I am against the Islamisation of France.
Death was like love, a romantic escape.
I didn't throw myself off my balcony only because I knew people would photograph me lying dead.
Unfortunately these are not isolated incidents, and the people of Reunion are the first to be horrified by this despicable barbarity which mars the image of their island.
I had lots of opportunities to survive this [popularity] madness. Madame de Staël said, "Glory is the bright mourning of happiness."