Jean Bardot is the primary stage name of a burlesque performer and fetish film actress, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, who became notable for performing as the trademarked sci-fi character, Rubberella.
While successful as a professional dominatrix and burlesque stage performer under the title of "Mistress Jean", she became most noted performing in her co-created role of the sci-fi fetish film character "Rubberella" for the original Gwen Media. Jean was successful in the role due to her intense sensual interactivity and wide acting range. Jean performed in both dominator and subjugated roles in a wide range of settings which immediately separated her from domme-only performers. This had led to her working with several other notable domme performers and producers in their film productions, including Bianca Beauchamp, Anastasia Pierce and Paige Richards. Jean also engaged in actively promoting the Rubberella character in many of her public performances and fetish event attendances. Jean later adopted the more complete public stage name of "Jean Bardot" in order to separate herself from her notable alter-ego for her other film roles.
Due to recent legal considerations with the new Gwen Media, Jean Bardot decided to distance herself from the character she originally helped to create. Jean has recently decided to create her own film production company in order to continue her fetish film career, which continues with her company's first film release entitled "Medi-morphe" (2008). Her creation of her own film company and production release has suggested to many that she will not be depending on any future work from the recreated Gwen Media owned by Isabella Sinclaire. Jean has not publicly commented on whether she would ever work with the new Gwen Media again; she did not do so before Sinclaire retired from adult film production.
Bardot has not released any more films from her own film company after "Medi-morphe", suggesting that she has retired from film work.
Bardot has also stopped performing her burlesque reviews and shows at her "base" fetish club "Ground Zero" in Minneapolis during the "Bondage a Go Go" sessions. Bardot announced that her last show at Ground Zero was in late July 2010.
At present it is unknown if Bardot will continue performing, though it is announced that she will attend large-scale fetish events and parties both national and internationally, including the 2010 Montreal Fetish Weekend and Kapital Kink in Ottawa.
Jean was selected as the 2009 Miss Rubber World.