In the 1950s and 60s, Brigitte Bardot was a real icon. She was a French fashion model, actress and singer and had the reputation that she was wild and a bit naughty. Many people saw her as the French Marilyn Monroe and eventually she became world famous. In total, she has played in 47 films, recorded more than 60 songs and has also participated in various musicals. She has even written five books, the last one – Pourquoi? – only came out 13 years ago. But despite her impressive oeuvre and her enormous beauty, she has never won a prize. She came closest in 1965: for her role as Maria II in Viva Maria! from director Louis Malle, she was nominated for a BAFTA award for best foreign actress.