french female singers

...the legends





Edith Piaf A french cultural icon and perhaps the most famous of the french female singers. Her life has inspired biographies and movies.



Dalida Coming to France from Egypt, she is considered “une grande dame de la chanson française” and has inspired countless numbers of artists. It was her second single “Bambino” in 1956 that brought her on top of the french charts and she stayed very popular in the 60s and 70s. She is also a tragic figure in the eyes of the french public in which she still has a great numbers of fans.



Juliette Greco Existentialism and jazz in the post war area of Paris buzzing Left Bank, a muse of Saint Germain des Prés and long time lover of Miles Davis. She collaborates with famous french musicians like Serge Gainsbourg, Bernard Lavilliers, Art Mengo, Benjamin Biolay, Christophe Miossec.



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Françoise Hardy a teenage sensation in the 60s she is the first french girl singer of her generation to write her own songs. In her last album Parenthèses she is singing 12 duets with various famous french singers. She is married to mister cool, french singer and actor Jacques Dutronc, they have a son together, Thomas Dutronc , also singer.



France Gall from innocent lolita in 1965, singing not so innocent songs written by Serge Gainsbourg to being the wife and collaborator of one of the most famous french musicians Michel Berger. She is perfoming a song written by him, in hommage to Ella Fitzgerald.



...and today



Zazie writer and composer, she appears on the french scene at the beginning of the 90s and she is at the top of the charts in summer 2001 with this song.




Charlotte Gainsbourg daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg in her last album with Beck IRM a multifaceted and talented actress, started as a teenager on screen and her musical debut with her father on the song Lemon Incest



Vanessa Paradis and Carla Bruni

Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau



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