Happy 82nd Birthday, Brigitte! In Honor Of, A Comprehensive Guide To Bardot’s Best Bikini Moments

Happy 82nd Birthday, Brigitte! In Honor Of, Your Comprehensive Guide to Bardot's Best Bikini Moments I {un}covered

The original bikini babe.

When it comes to bikini icons, it doesn’t get much more iconic than Brigitte Bardot. After catapulting the bikini to fame in 1952’s “Manina, The Girl in the Bikini,” Bardot went on to further solidify her newfound bikini bombshell x sex kitten status through a résumé of subsequent, scantily clad films, Saint-Tropez jaunts, and around-the-world, 2 piece-clad holidays. Here, we celebrate the French actress-model turned animal rights activist’s best bikini moments in honor of her 82nd birthday, from 1952 through her retirement from the public spotlight in the early 1970s. Although suffice it to say that Bardot likely never experienced a bad bikini moment.

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