Brigitte Bardot, BB, La bebe, is a symbol of the age of the Pill and the Playboy philosophy. After her first film at the age of 17 she was catapulted to fame. She was never a great actress, but she was a great sex symbol. This is an account of her as an international social phenomenon: how she was trapped by fame, how she handled and mishandled it, how fame drove her to become a recluse. It describes her relationships, her failure to find happiness, her litigious nature - she has fought nearly 150 court cases involving invasion of privacy and animal rights - and how she has hidden behind animals to protect herself from humans.