Jane Mallory Birkin is a legendary actress, songwriter and singer who gained fame thanks to many years of romantic and creative union with a cult personality in the French culture, actor, poet and composer Serge Gainsbourg. In1969, Jane and Serge released the scandalous hit "Je t'aime ... Moi Non Plus" ("I love you ... I also do not have you"), containing an imitation of sounds during hot sex (sighs, groans, etc.) , which in the end was banned in a number of countries, but brought the girl popularity. Jane Birkin has become the main sex symbol of the planet. She was awarded the French National Order of Merit, the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, and the rank of officer of the Order of the British Empire. In 1984, a Birkin handbag by the French brand Hermès was named in her honor. Over the years, this accessory has become a symbol of high status, its value can reach seven-digit numbers. The celebrity piggy bank has more than eight dozen films, 13 studio and 6 concert albums. She is a happy mother of three daughters.
Serge Gainsbourg contributed to the development of the musical career of his muse, Jane, who did not possess outstanding vocal abilities, but attracted a sensual, hoarse and mysterious voice. Gainsbourg selected her repertoire, devoted many interesting compositions. In the 1970s, she released three solo albums: Di doo dah, Lolita go home and Ex fan des sixties.
Birkin’s musical collaboration with Gainsbourg continued even after their breakup in 1980. So, in 1983, her new solo album “Baby alone in Babylone” was released, containing 11 compositions by the ex-spouse with great lyrics that allowed her to express confusion, pain and sadness. According to her, he watched their recording, standing in the studio behind the glass and crying. The disc was recognized as the most beautiful in her career and subsequently became gold.
Continuing to act in films, in 2004 the star released the new album "Rendez-Vous", highly praised by critics, after 2 years - the album "Fictions", where almost all the songs were recorded in her native English. In the author’s compositions, included by the singer in the next album “Enfants d'Hiver”, there were many childhood memories and bitter thoughts about age. In 2016, she starred in the short film "La femme et lt TGV", announcing that the role in it will be the last in her film career. In 2017, her most personal, touching and nostalgic album “Birkin / Gainsbourg: Le symphonique” was released, combining 21 cover versions of songs by Gainsbourg, including those that he wrote for other artists: Dalida, Catherine Deneuve, Brigitte Bardot, Isabel Adjani, Vanessa Paradis, etc. The compositions were performed with the support of the symphony orchestra.
A talented, charismatic and charming woman-era remains an active person. She is engaged in charity work in partnership with the British organization Amnesty International, helps AIDS patients, refugees, works on memoirs, makes films, and tours with concerts. On April 14, 2020, as part of a large-scale tour, Jane Birkin will perform his only concert at the Moscow International House of Music.
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