Lady Crushin’ – Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg

She came from Jane Birkin’s body.

J/K, I’m not done- she was basically born awesome but good for her for not growing out of it. Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg is a singer and actress born in London and educated in Paris.  She is still living there even though she says in an interview with Carl Swanson for New York Magazine that she “always wants to move from (Paris) and find another place – perhaps New York”.  She says “There’s a light there that is so beautiful which you can’t find here.  The light can be quite depressing here” … wait, what? Want to trade places C?

She recorded her first song with her father Serge Gainsbourg when she was twelve (video HERE – srsly take a look) and then released her first album at fifteen.  She has three more albums currently out that she began recording almost twenty years later and is working on a new project, trying to write her own music – at least have a base to work from when she finds the right person to collaborate with next (previously her father, Air and Beck).

Gainsbourg has appeared in both French and English films and won awards – her latest film Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier just came out and I haven’t seen it yet but I’ll get on that… same with Antichrist.  I have seen Melancholia though and not a word of a joke see it TODAY if you haven’t yet – it’s AMAZING but somewhat tame of a film for von Trier and a role for Gainsbourg from what I’ve read.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Few more tidbits:

-She’s the muse of Nicholas Ghesquière (who recently left Balenciaga for Louis Vuitton)

-Her partner of over 11 years is French/Israeli actor/director Yvan Attal and they have three kids (!!)

-In 2007 she had to have surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage after a waterskiing accident here in the US

-For her film Antichrist – Willem Dafoe had to drag her around by the neck right after this surgery and she thought her head was going to explode

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