7. Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot was one of the most well-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 60s. She started out in French films after her career as a ballerina didn’t work out. After numerous films, a few awards, and worldwide fame, she chose to retire from acting in 1973 as a way to “get out elegantly”.
Today, Bardot is 80 years old and living proof that just because you were once beautiful, doesn’t mean you always will be. Old age gets us all eventually.