Mylene Farmer

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Birthday
12, 1961
Birthplace
Pierrefonds, Canada
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Pierrefonds, Canada

About

One of the most popular French recording artists in history, she released over a dozen chart-topping hits, including "Libertine," "Les Mots," and "C'est Une Belle Journee."

Before Fame

In the mid-1980s, she began her long-lasting collaboration with songwriter Laurent Boutonnat. She first rose to fame following the release of several controversial music videos, including "Maman a Tort" (which, ahead of its time, depicted a same-sex attraction) and "Libertine" (which was the first music video in history to include fully nude images of its lead singer).

Trivia

She rose to French superstar status with the debut of her 1991 album L'Autre.

Family Life

She spent her early childhood years in Quebec and, at age eight, relocated to the suburbs of Paris. Throughout her career, she was notoriously tight-lipped about her personal life.

Associated With

She was born Mylene Jeanne Gautier. In her late teens, while studying drama, she changed her name to Mylene Farmer in honor of her acting idol, early 20th-century American screen star Frances Farmer.