The music, film and fashion industry sadly bid farewell to one of its greatest icons. Anglo-French singer and actress, Jane Birkinhas been found dead at her home in Paris after having canceled her last concerts weeks before for health reasons: “I remain very optimistic, as always. That being said, I am aware that I need a few days to be able to be on stage again, with you”.
Jane Mallory Birkin marked an era. With art in her veins and her class on her skin, she managed to become one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. He was born on December 14, 1946 in the city of London as a result of the relationship between a commander of the ‘Royal Navy’ and an actress.
His acting debut was at the young age of 17 in a play by Graham Greene. She would shortly later star in the musical Passion Flower Hotel and I would meet the composer john barrywhom he married in 1967. Same year he was born their first daughter, Kate Barry.
In the year 1960, Birkin did his first film work, blow-up, giving life to a nude model. Something new for the decade even in times of cultural revolution.
Her love story with Barry was not fruitful and after a few years she decided to head to France. Place where she met the singer and actor Serge Gainsbourg. Both became one of the most iconic couples of the moment with their story and had his daughter charlotte. In 1980, the couple decided to end their romantic relationship, but continued at work.
Thanks to this relationship, Birkin decided to enter the world of music with his first duet, Je t’aime moi non plus. One of his most popular songs that generated great controversy as it was considered obscene by the Vatican. They even went so far as to ban it from all radios.
Over the years, Jane had a new love affair with Jacques Doillon, with whom he would have his daughter Lou, but with whom he also decided to end to live “definitely free”.
Jane Birkin, a muse of the 60s and 70s
Jane soon became a fashion icon. His style defined as ‘casual chic’ He was recognized in all corners of the world to the point of having a bag with his name: the Hermes Birkin. A classic that continues to triumph even today and that arose after meeting the executive director of the brand and confessing that he could not find a leather bag that he loved.
Confident and daring, Jane opted for basic and simple garments even though she was one of the the most famous women of the 20th century. His style was comfortable, basic and easy to emulate, and that fascinated society.
Thus, nicknamed as “the favorite Englishwoman of the French”, Jane Birkin marked a before and after in all these industries. Her contribution to the different sectors, whether with criticism or praise, always stood out. She goodbye eternal muse. She rest in peace.
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