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Mylène Farmer

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Mylène Farmer is a Canadian born French singer, songwriter, occasional actress, and author.

Farmer was born Mylène Gautier on 12th September 1961 in Pierrefonds, Quebec, a suburb (now borough) of Montreal. Her parents had moved from France in the late 1950s as Farmer’s father, Max, pursued an engineering contract on a dam. Her family returned to France when she was eight, settling in the Parisian suburb of Ville d’Avray. In her teenage years, Farmer was passionate about horse-riding, qualifying as a riding instructor at the equestrian centre in Saumur. At seventeen, however, she discovered acting and she abandoned the stables to take a three-year course at the Cours Florent, a drama school in Paris. Changing her name to Mylène Farmer as a tribute to her idol, 1930s Hollywood actress Frances Farmer, she began to earn a living as a model, appearing in several television advertisements.

In 1984, Farmer met Laurent Boutonnat, a young film student also enrolled in Cours Florent, when she replied to a newspaper ad for an actress for a small film he was working on. Farmer and Boutonnat became friends and forged a creative partnership, writing and producing the music. Boutonnat, whose ambition was to become a film director, was the force behind Mylène’s videos. Much of Farmer’s fame and success can be attributed to elaborate and theatrical music videos which are seen as short films.

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  • ArrTheMesia

    I see the main picture is often changes, how it works?

    28 Aug 3:55pm Reply
  • RauoniFernando

    Queen of France ♥

    27 Aug 3:27am Reply
  • kornthelife

    Yeah, main pic changed !

    25 Aug 2:02pm Reply
  • nodaywithoutb

    Охуенная.

    25 Aug 8:05am Reply
  • Remi_Z

    А мне нравится главное фото)) Имхо, во времена "Анаморфоза" она выглядела лучше всего!

    23 Aug 9:11am Reply
  • nikitagoodness

    I've never even thought that I'd love her and her music so much... just addicted

    21 Aug 7:33am Reply
  • WGMM

    Aren't you tired of always voting for the same main pictures? She did a lot of new photos since your old ones.

    18 Aug 8:03pm Reply
  • icarobt

    Innamoramento

    18 Aug 4:28am Reply
  • LucasLyublyu

    queen of france

    15 Aug 1:03am Reply
  • MG1986

    Ах да, поет в живую вообще улетно. Таких просто единицы.

    13 Aug 11:00am Reply
  • MG1986

    Странно, что Ласт пишет такое малое кол-во прослушиваний... Достойная певица - все у нее гармонично.

    13 Aug 11:00am Reply
  • ph_oenix

    Концерт в Орландине запилите.

    11 Aug 5:12pm Reply
  • juliendu48

    L'Amour N'est Rien ... > It sounds provokes in me something nice !!!

    7 Aug 9:06pm Reply
  • bander_az

    Enough with this old black and white California pic!!! [2]

    6 Aug 12:53pm Reply
  • Behg

    Enough with this old black and white California pic!!!

    5 Aug 3:09pm Reply
  • dimfuk

    💜

    4 Aug 5:19pm Reply
  • LucasLyublyu

    queen of france slay all the enemies

    22 Jul 1:04am Reply
  • kara-kusek

    ArrTheMesia, мал золотник, да дорог ;)

    18 Jul 2:30pm Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    Мало, кстати, прослушиваний-то! Нужно больше "миленионов"!

    17 Jul 11:42am Reply
  • kara-kusek

    11 миленионов ^_^

    16 Jul 5:50pm Reply
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