15 En effeuillant la marguerite
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1957 French romantic comedy film En effeuillant la marguerite, directed by Michel Boisrond. She played the role of Lucette, a young woman who is torn between her two suitors, a wealthy playboy and a struggling artist. Bardot's performance in the film garnered her a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Foreign Actress.
14 Le trou normand
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1952 French film Le Trou Normand (English title: The Naughty Lovers). The film follows the romantic story of two young lovers and their efforts to be together despite the interference of their parents. In the film, Bardot plays the role of Marie, the daughter of a wealthy family. Bardot's performance was praised by critics and the film was a moderate success at the box office.
13 Babette s'en va-t-en guerre
Brigitte Bardot plays the role of Brigitte, a young Frenchwoman who joins a small band of resistance fighters during World War II. She finds herself in a difficult and dangerous situation, but she bravely faces the challenges and eventually proves herself to be a courageous and capable fighter.
12 Voulez-vous danser avec moi
? Yes! I would love to dance with you!
11 Une parisienne
Brigitte Bardot stars in the 1957 French comedy film Une parisienne. In the film, Bardot plays the role of Juliette, a young woman from the countryside who moves to Paris to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. She quickly encounters culture shock as she adjusts to life in the City of Lights, and her struggles to find her footing in the big city provides much of the film's comedic moments.
10 La lumière d'en face
Brigitte Bardot starred as Mado in the 1964 French film La lumière d'en face, directed by Claude Lelouch. It was one of the first films to be shot in the newly-developed widescreen format of Cinemascope. The film follows Mado, a young woman who is torn between two men as she tries to find her place in life. Bardot's performance earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.
9 L'ours et la poupée
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1967 French film L'ours et la poupée (The Bear and the Doll). The film was directed by Jean-Paul Le Chanois and was based on a novel by Jean-Paul Sartre. Bardot played the role of Juliette, a young woman who is forced to marry a wealthy older man against her will. Her life is changed when she meets a young bear and befriends it, leading to a tumultuous relationship with her husband. The film was a box office success and was nominated for two César Awards.
8 Et Dieu... créa la femme
Brigitte Bardot stars in the 1956 French drama film, Et Dieu... créa la femme (And God Created Woman). Bardot plays Juliette, a beautiful and passionate young woman living in a small French seaside town who causes uproar among the men of the village. The film was a major success and catapulted Bardot to international stardom.
7 Un acte d'amour
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1959 film Un acte d'amour (An Act of Love). She played the role of Paulette, a free-spirited young woman who falls in love with an artist. The film was directed by Jacques Rivette and was released in France. Bardot received praise for her performance, with critics noting her naturalistic style and her ability to convey raw emotion.
6 Spirits of the Dead
Brigitte Bardot starred as a prostitute in the 1968 film Spirits of the Dead, which was directed by Roger Vadim. The film is an anthology of three stories, all of which are based on works by Edgar Allan Poe. Bardot's character appears in the first story, which is based on Poe's short story "Metzengerstein".
5 Les grandes manoeuvres
Les grandes manoeuvres is a 1955 French romantic drama film directed by René Clair and starring Brigitte Bardot. The film follows a young woman's relationship with a military officer and her attempts to deal with his infidelity. Bardot plays the role of the young woman, while Jean-Pierre Aumont plays the military officer.
4 En cas de malheur
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1958 French romantic comedy-drama film En cas de malheur (also known as Love Is My Profession). She played the role of Angela, a young cabaret singer in love with a lawyer. She is eventually caught between two men, her lover and the criminal he is defending. The film earned critical acclaim and was a box-office success.
3 Si Versailles m'était conté
Brigitte Bardot appears in Si Versailles m'était conté (If Paris Were Told to Me), a 1954 French historical musical comedy film directed by Sacha Guitry. The film follows the history of Versailles from Louis XIII to Louis XVI. Bardot appears as a young lady-in-waiting in the court of Louis XV.
2 Le mépris
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1963 French film Le Mépris as Camille Javal, a woman caught in the middle of a love triangle between her husband, a writer, and his producer. The film is directed by Jean-Luc Godard and is a classic of French New Wave cinema.
1 Masculin féminin
Brigitte Bardot starred in the 1966 French New Wave film Masculin féminin as the character Madeleine. In the film, Madeleine is a young woman who is caught between the conflicting ideals of traditional French society and the emerging ideals of the 1960s. She is a beautiful, independent woman who is courted by both a young student and a draft dodger. The film follows her as she struggles to make sense of the various choices available to her.