Charlotte Gainsbourg belongs to the class of those multi-talented celebrities who seem to be there almost forever. She is a singer and actress whose career as a musician and actress began before she became a teenager. Over the decades, she has remained very successful in both of her careers. To this day she can look back on over 50 acting successes and five music albums.
Charlotte Gainsbourg Biography
The British-French actress and singer were born on July 21, 1971, in London, England, as Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg, the daughter of the popular duo Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. While her father was a French musician and actor, her mother is also an actress and singer who also worked as a model.
Although she had other half-brothers and sisters from both her parents, she was the only child raised between them.
Apart from her parents, she comes from a variety of backgrounds in the entertainment industry, as her grandmother (Judy Campbell), her uncle (Andrew Birkin), and other members of her family are also actors.
Because of the nature of her family, the bet was made on her after she publicly announced birth that she would also enter the entertainment world. This became true because when she was 12 years old, she was already singing and had released her first single “Lemon Incest” with her father. Three years later she released an album, “Charlotte for Ever”.
She didn’t release another album until 2006 when she dropped out at 5:55 am. The album was awarded platinum in France. It was followed by IRM 2009, Stage Whisper 2011, and the rest in 2017.
As an actress, she received her first role in 1984, when she appeared in Paroles et musique, and in 1985 she played in La tentation d’Isabelle and L’Effrontée. In 1986 she appeared in Charlotte forever and then in 1988 in Le Petit Amour, La Petite Voleuse and Jane B. par Agnès V.
Since then she has appeared in many other films. Her most recent films include Les fantômes d’Ismaël, The Snowman and La promesse de l’aube in 2017, and also I Think We’re Alone Now in 2018.
Charlotte Gainsbourg has won a number of awards in her career, including 2 César awards, the highest film award in France. She also took home an Independent Spirit Award, the Bodil Award, and the Cannes Film Festival, among others.
Husband and Children
The Anglo-French actress and singer have been in a steady relationship since 1991, but she has never been married. She met Yvan Attal, a French director, and actor who was born on the set of Aux Yeux du Monde in Israel in 1991.
The two have remained very close ever since, but marriage is not in sight for her. According to the actress, the main reason why she is not interested in marriage is that her parents were never married. Nevertheless, her long-time director friend has publicly proposed marriage to her in 2013, but they are still not married.
After spending almost three decades together as lovers, Attal and Gainsbourg have three children together. Their first child, Ben, was born in 1997, followed by Alice in 2002 and then Joe in 2011.
Facts To Know About Charlotte Gainsbourg
1. Her parents were never married
Before 1968, when Gainsbourg and Birkin started their relationship, they were already married to different people. The actress was married to John Barry from 1965 to 1968 when the relationship ended with a divorce. The French musician was married twice and had had a relationship with Brigitte Bardot before he met Birkin. Although they did not marry, they remained partners from 1968 to 1980, when their paths finally parted.
2. She wants to preserve the legacy of her father
Charlotte was very close to her father, so after his death in 1991 she decided to keep his legacy alive. For this reason, she reserved his house, which she hopes to turn into a museum. Before his death, Gainsbourg fell into alcoholism after separating from her mother.
3. Her Net Worth
As for her assets, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s net worth is estimated at over $8 million. She made her fortune from her career as an actress and singer.
The actress is not the biggest woman, nor the smallest. She has an average height of 1.73 m (5 feet 8 inches). Her body weight is not available in public.