(b. 1934) French former actress and singer, and animal rights activist. Famous for portraying sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s. Although she withdrew from the entertainment industry in 1973, she remains a major popular culture icon. Black-and-white photograph, 8 x 11 inches, signed ‘Brigitte Bardot’ in black felt tip ink.