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Final Movie Roles
In the early 1970s, Bardot transitioned into more comedic roles. These movies included: Les Novices, The Bear and the Doll and The Legend of Frenchie King, a western co-starring her sexy, Italian counterpart Claudia Cardinale.
In 1973 she retired from acting after appearing in the comedy The Edifying and Joyous Story of Colinot.
Life After Movies
In 1974 Bardot appeared nude in Playboy magazine. She was 40 when she did this photoshoot.
She has spent most of her time since retirement fighting for animal rights and in 1986 started the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Animals.
Bardot has had some controversy regarding her right-wing political beliefs largely centered around her opposition to Muslim immigration in France. In 2017, Bardot went as far as to endorse Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential Election calling her:
“The Joan of Arc of the 21st Century.”