According to Wiki, "In her early life Bardot was an aspiring ballet dancer. She started her acting career in 1952 and after appearing in 16 films became world-famous due to her role in the controversial film And God Created Woman. During her career in show business Bardot starred in 48 films, performed in numerous musical shows, and recorded 80 songs. After her retirement from the entertainment industry in 1973, Bardot established herself as an animal rights activist. During the 1990s she became outspoken due to her criticism of immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for 'inciting racial hatred'."
I admire her courage in speaking out against those "aspects" of Islam but I'm not in a political mood today so I won't go further with it.
Bardot may not be your cup of tea. But to me her sexuality always had substance. Even though quite young, when she first appeared in films, she wasn't a girl (even in the earliest film clips below). She was a woman.
Attention Contemporary Actresses as well as interested males: If you want to see how it was done (and done right) way back when, check out the following video clips illustrating Bardot's film career:
Some interesting things Bardot has said over the years:
I know what sin is.
I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds
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.