Brigitte Fossey was born in Tourcoing, Nord, France, in 1946. Her father was a school teacher.
She started her career as a child actor, first appearing in the classic film Forbidden Games (1952).
Fossey appeared in only a few films as a juvenile and re-emerged as an adult actress in the 1960s.
Fossey has appeared in more than 45 feature films, but has focused the majority of her work in television since the 1990s.