Guest lisa1 Posted December 8, 2006 Share Posted December 8, 2006 Jane Birkin OBE (born 14 December 1946) is an actress and singer.Birkin was born in London, England 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 WalesBirkin emerged in the swinging 60s in London, starring as one of the models in the controversial film Blow Up in 1967.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. Thanks 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 Cjane1.bmp jane1.bmp Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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