When Brigitte Bardot Performed Songs by Greek Composer Giannis Spanos (video)

Brigitte Bardot, one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, was not just a famous actress — she also explored her talent for singing.

The well-known Greek composer and lyricist Giannis Spanos, who died on Thursday, October 31 at the age of 85 served as a vocal inspiration for the French actress.

In the early 1960s, Spanos moved to Paris, where he composed his first works, and collaborated with several French artists, including Serge Gainsbourg and Béatrice Arnac.

But his collaboration with Bardot, who performed several of his songs in movies, made him well-known for the first time among French audiences.

The first song, “Sidonie,” is from the movie “Vie Privée,” co-starring Marcello Mastoianni and directed by Louis Malle.