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Jane Birkin


1946

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The actress Jane Birkin was born into an artistic family. Her mother was the British actress Campbell (1916-2004).

She made her first stage experiences at the age of 17, two years later she made her film debut with a small role in the movie "The Knack" (65).
Already the following year she had her breakthrough in Michelangelo Antonio's movie "Blowup (66) and became well-known abroad too. She underpinned her fame with the production "La piscine - Der Swimmingpool" (69) at Romy Schneider's side.

But not her profession as an actress but the one as a singer catapulted her into the limelight in one go. She sang together with her second husband Serge Gainsbourg the scandalous song "Je t'aime moi non plus", in which she snubbed and fascinated with her groaning.

She continued successfully her career as a singer as well as an actress.
To her well-known movies of the 70's belong "Cannabis - Engel der Gewalt" (70), "Don Juan ou Si Don Juan était une femme... (73), "La moutarde me monte au nez" (74), "Catherine et Cie" (75), "Le diable au coeur" (76), "Death on the Nile - Tod auf dem Nil" (78) and "La miel" (79).

Jane Birkin separated from Serge Gainsbourg in 1918 and lived together with director Jacques Doillon since then. She also acted in some of his movies.
She was convincing with dramatic roles and showed her acting maturity.
She took part among other in movies like "Egon Schiele - Exzesse" (81), "Evil Under the Sun - Das Böse unter der Sonne" (82), "Scarface" (82), "L'ami de Vincent" (83), "La pirate" (84), "Le neveu de Beethoven" (85), "La femme de ma vie" (86), "Kung-Fu master" (87) and "L'ex-femme de ma vie" (89) in the 80's.

Jane Birkin is still active as an actress and singer. To her published albums belong "A la légère", "Arabesque" and "Rendez-Vous".
To her latest cinematical works belong "La belle noiseuse" (91), "Noir comme le souvenir" (95), "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries" (98), "The Last September" (99), "Cinderella" (00) and "Merci Docteur Rey" (02).

Besides her mother the rest of the family is also influence by art. Her Brother Andrew Birkin is a well-known screenwriter, her daughters Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon are actresses.
Jane Birkin was also married with the famous filmcomposer John Barry.
 

Other movies with Jane Birkin: 
Kaleidoscope (66) Wonderwall (68) Slogan (69) Les chemins de Katmandou (69) Alpa pagana (70) Trop petit mon ami (70) Sex Power (70) Romance of a Horsethief (71) 19 djevojaka i Mornar (71) Trop jolies pour être honnêtes (72) Projection privée (73) La morte negli occhi del gatto (73) Dark Places (73) Le mouton enragé (74) Comment réussir...quand on est con et pleurnichard (74) Bons baisers de Tarzan (74) Sérieux comme le plaisir (75) La course à l'échalote (75) Sept morts sur ordonnance (75) Je t'aime moi non plus (76) Bruciati da cocente passione (76) L'animal (77) Au bout du bout du banc (79) Melancholy Baby (79) La fille prodigue (81) Rends-moi la clé! (81) Nestor Burma, détective de choc (82) Circulez y'a rien à voir (83) Le garde du corps (84) L'amour par terre (84) Dust (85) Leave All Fair (85) La fausse suivante (85) Soigne ta droite (87) Comédie! (87) Serie "Médecins des hommes: Mer de Chine" (88) L'altro enigma (88) Daddy Nostalgie (90) Serie "Red Fox" (91) La belle noiseuse: Divertimento (91) Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (95) On connaît la chanson (97) Quand le chat sourit (97) Ceci est mon corps (01) Reines d'un jour (01) Jane Birkin: Arabesque (02) Mariées mais pas trop (03)

Director:
Contre l'oubli: Pour Maria Nonna Santa Clara, Philippine (91) Oh pardon! To dormais... (92) 3000 scénarios contre un virus: Je t'aime, moi non plus (94)

Writer:
Kung-Fu master (87) Oh pardon! To dormais... (92)


 
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