Brigitte Bardot was known as one of the ultimate sex symbols of the 1950s and ’60s. Bardot shot to fame when she was only a teenager. After making her film debut in 1952 in Le Trou Normand., the iconic blonde bombshell made international waves, quickly grabbing the attention of Hollywood bigwigs.
In her early life, Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. In 1947 Bardot was accepted to the Conservatoire de Paris, and for 3 years she attended the ballet classes of Russian choreographer Boris Knyazev.
She later modeled for a fashion magazines and began a career as an actress. Her early films were generally romantic dramas, some historical, in which she was cast as ingénue or siren, often in varying states of undress. The film And God Created Woman (1956) with Jean-Louis Trintignant, about an immoral teenager in a respectable small-town setting, was her first international success.
And here, below is a gallery of 40 stunning black and white photographs of a young Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s.