Pop Singer

Birthday November 21, 1965

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Reykjavik, Iceland

Age 58 years old

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Eccentric and visionary Icelandic singer who is celebrated for her electronic music and avant-garde personal style. Some of her most memorable songs include "Army Of Me," "Joga," "Isobel," and "Pagan Poetry."

Before Fame

She was a child prodigy who sang jazz and went on to be in punk bands, two of which were called Spit and Snot and KUKL.


She had her first breakthrough as lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, as the band's 1987 single "Birthday" became a hit in the US and UK.

Family Life

She married composer Thor Eldon in 1986 and they had one child together, a son named Sindri. Later they divorced and she became partners with Matthew Barney, an experimental filmmaker. She and Barney had a daughter named Isadora before separating in 2013.

Associated With

She has collaborated with such artists and producers as Arca, Matmos, and Tricky.


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