Brigitte Laurier (Brigitte Bardot), daughter of the French President Alcide Laurier (André Luguet), has her eyes set on Michel Legrand (Henri Vidal), her father’s chief of staff. Of course, it wouldn't be seemly, not even in France, and he tries to avoid her whenever possible.
Besides, he has his hands full with his mistress, Monique Wilson (Madeleine Lebeau), who plans to divorce her husband so she can marry Michel.
That doesn't stop Brigitte; she redoubles her efforts and tantalizes him at every opportunity, flashing her considerable curvy assets at him. But at a weekend duck-hunting holiday, Michel meets up with a former mistress, politician Caroline d'Herblay (Claire Maurier).
Suspecting their dalliance, Caroline's husband (Noël Roquevert) follows her to Michel's room. But Brigette gets there first. That develops into an interesting confrontation. Catching Brigitte hiding in Michel's bed, President Laurier forces them to get married, which leads to a honeymoon. A rather uncomfortable one at first for Michel. But passionate urges win out, as they usually do.
After the honeymoon, Brigitte is unhappy, convinced that Michel is a Don Juan who will cheat on her, the first chance he gets.
At the gala state ball for visiting Queen Greta (Nadia Gray) and Prince Charles (Charles Boyer), an argument with Michel results in her setting her sights on Prince Charles. After all, two can play the same game.
And what a game it is: A lunch scene with Michel and Monique unexpectedly crashed by Brigitte, Bridgette spending time in a new jet plane with the prince, Michel thinking she's bluffing, the prince canceling out on his wife, the president and Michel listening to the queen's dedication speech, drinks at a quaint cottage bar where they encounter barman Fernand the Animal (Fernand Sardou), princely advice on adultery, a jealous rage ... and ...
La Parisienne is the film that launched Brigitte Bardot on her career as a French teenage goddess. She was so much like the sultry Marilyn Monroe; one can't stop watching her while she's on screen, which makes it difficult to read the subtitles. Miss Bardot had such wonderful ... er, assets.
Filmed on an estimated budget of $450,000, La Parisienne enjoyed worldwide receipts of $3 million.
“I can tell when you’re lying. You never could tell a lie to me.” – Michel Legrand (Henri Vidal)
"Love and sadness are always silent." – President Alcide Laurier (André Luguet)
"A man is as young as his admirers." – Brigitte Laurier (Brigitte Bardot)