A young Brigitte Bardot. Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (born 9/28/1934 in Paris) is a former actress, singer & fashion model, now an animal rights activist. Bardot was born to Louis Bardot (1896–1975) & Anne-Marie "Toty" Bardot (née Mucel; 1912–1978). Louis Bardot had an engineering degree & worked with his father, Charles Bardot, in the family business. Bardot grew up in a middle-class Roman Catholic observant home.