By Grace Gavilanes
Sep 28, 2014 @ 12:28 pm
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Today, we're wishing the original blonde bombshell, Brigitte Bardot, a happy birthday! Although the French model-turned-actress has appeared in countless magazine spreads and films over her career (she made her first foray into American film in the '50s), Bardot came to define the ideal screen siren beauty with her pouty lips, bedhead hair and killer curves.

In honor of the icon's birthday, we're taking a walk down memory lane, starting with the actress at age 18.