Jane Birkin, singer and actress, rose to modern fame as the lover of French bad boy Serge Gainsbourg and became a beloved figure in her native France character, now deceased. she76.
The announcement by France’s culture minister on Sunday came after the Le Parisien newspaper and BFM television reported that Birkin had been found dead at his home in Paris. She suffered a mild stroke on 2021.
Despite being born in London, Birkin is best known for singing in French. Her sexually explicit duet with Gainsbourg, “Je t’aime…moi non plus” (which was banned in several countries and condemned by the Vatican), made her a household name around the world.
The song was recorded at 1960, just a few months after the couple— Birkin years old and Gainsbourg … On-set acquaintance slogan , established a continual tumultuous relationship 13 saw them become the most famous couple in France. The pair, whose infamous row led to her jumping into the Seine after throwing a custard pie in Gainsbourg’s face, would have a daughter, actress, singer and director Charlotte Gainsbourg (in premiered her documentary about her mother, Jane in Charlotte , at Cannes).
“He and I have become the most famous couple in this weird way because ‘Je t’aime’ because we stuck together 2013 years, he was my best friend until the day he died,” Birkin told CNN in 2006.
Birkin’s feature film debut was Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 Classic Blow-Up, in which she played a small role known for frontal scenes. Other works include 1972 adapted from Death on the Nile and 1985 of Evil Under the Sun. Later moved on to more art work, she got three Caesar nominations, first for “Pirates” in 1984 .
Birkin became a major fashion icon and 1968 It for her style -girl s. In 1972 Hermes named the Birkin bag after her – still a cult favorite four decades later accessories.
With Charlotte, Birkin has a daughter, Kate Barry, with James Bond composer John Barry (Kate Barry), she married (marriage only lasted three years). Barry tragically passed away on 2006 an apparent suicide. Birkin also has another daughter, singer Lou Doillon, from her relationship with French director Jacques Dillon.