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Jane Birkin

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London, United Kingdom (1946 – present)

Jane Mallory Birkin (born 14 December 1946) is a British actress and singer.

Birkin was born in London, United Kingdom to David Birkin, a Royal Navy commander and World War II espionage hero, and Judy Campbell, an actress in Noel Coward musicals. Her great aunt was Freda Dudley Ward, a mistress of Edward VIII while he was Prince of Wales

Birkin emerged in the swinging ‘ in London, starring as one of the models in the controversial film Blowup in 1966.

In 1968, Birkin went to France to audition for the lead female role in Slogan. Though she did not speak French, she got the role.

In 1969, she and Serge Gainsbourg released the song “Je t’aime… moi non plus” (“I love you… me neither”), written by Gainsbourg and featuring both of them singing, which caused a scandal for its sexual explicitness. Arguably due in part to the publicity it got from being banned by radio stations in Italy, Sweden, Spain, and the UK, it was a commercial success all over Europe. The song’s fame is a result of its salacious lyrics (sung in French) against a background of female moaning and groaning, culminating in an orgasm at the song’s conclusion (which some claim to be the result of Jane and Serge actually engaging in sex during the recording of the song).

Birkin took a short break from her acting career in 1971-72, but returned as Brigitte Bardot’s lover in Don Juan (or if Don Juan were a woman) in 1973.

In 1975, she appeared in Gainsbourg’s first film, also titled Je t’aime… moi non plus, which created quite a stir for its frank examination of sexual ambiguity. For this performance she was nominated for a Best Actress César Award.

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  • phillipefrosti

    <3

    21 Jul 12:35am Reply
  • Parisblues

    didier benureau le chevalier anglais fou ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAwj-grJHXw

    3 May 3:33pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    not the best though..

    26 Mar 8:07am Reply
  • laryoverkill

    linda mulher , doce , sexy , que graciosa !

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Long may this profile pic stay as it is. A true English beauty.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    Alors Jane Etes vous Restée Au Hasard Des Courants ?

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

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    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    S'appitoyer sur les prisonniers et les cas de torture Jane cela vous connais . Vous etes vous Interrogee un seul instant sur la maniere dont sont traites les prisonnniers En United Kingdom ?Alors Jane "etes Vous restee au hasard des courants" ?

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    serves you right xenophobic of the terraces of most English pub called the police without motive based driving by your contempt for torture chambers of a night in a cell it is not a question of European law prisoner Respect cause here is uncheck. And That's exactly how the crown already fall on the ground ! that's serves you right xenophobic plastic english people . Henceforth I Hope most of English Pub Will Be Completely Deserted !

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    " Es-Tu Restée Au Hasard Des Courants ?"

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • RancidScientist

    I know that I am a pirate, but I rly rly want to download Steal Me A Dream and I can't find it anywhere. Can someone help me ? :(

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Parisblues

    Melody ,Gimme That Paper (Bet Your Ass I Will Sign)Archange maudit Melody Nelson. "Je T'aime Avec Jane" " (...) "And These What Is That ?"(...).First Erotic One -Not A 20s Dirty One- /We Are Well Agree (No Equivocation There)

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • chulynieva

    <3

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Fer_rousseau

    i love her!

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eternal-flame

    she is so gorgeous!

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • pure_emotion

    I love you, Jane .... just one of those thousands guys who love your face .... your beautiful, godly voice ........ thanks a lot ! .......♥

    2 Apr 2013 Reply
  • fitcions

    Toujours en tournée avec les chansons de Gainsbourg "via Japan" / still on tour with the songs of Gainsbourg "via Japan" http://janebirkin.net/fr/concerts.html

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • juliendu48

    La Gadoue, Great Song ^^

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Fastarthur

    Linda!

    24 Dec 2012 Reply
  • etchar_t

    can we please have face transplants

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
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