She was raised in Utah and attended public schools in her home state.
Brigitte also has two brothers and a sister.
Lahaie moved with her sister to Paris, France in 1975 and worked in a shoe store prior to getting her first film job.
The former high school gymnast and track star enjoyed an active career as an international model and brand ambassador before and after her selection as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in the.
She then decided to take a plunge into acting and began auditioning.
She at first moved to New York to benefit her modelling career which she began at the age of 13.
Initially Ward had no plans for acting, it happened instantaneously.