Jane Birkin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2018
Facts of Jane Birkin
Date of Birth: 1946 , December-14
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Jane Birkin
Birth Name Jane Mallory Birkin
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Marylebone, London
Profession Actress and singer
Married Yes
Children Kate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lou Doillon
Divorce John Barry,Serge Gainsbourg,Jacques Doillon
Online Presence Facebook,wiki
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An English actress and singer Jane Mallory Birkin is known for her appearances in Blow-Up (1966), Evil Under the Sun (1982) and Boxes (2007). She was previously married to John Barry.

She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to acting and British French cultural relations.

Early Life And Education Of Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin was born on 14 December 1946 in Marylebone, London, under the birth sign Sagittarius. She is a daughter of English actress Judy Campbell who is best known for her work on stage.

And her father David Birkin was a Royal Navy lieutenant commander as well as World War II Spy. She also has a brother who is a screenwriter and a director, Andrew Birkin. Taking about her education she attended Upper chine School.  She was interested in singing and acting when she was very young.

Jane Birkin's Career

Jane Birkin's duet with Serge Gainsbourg ‘Je time…. Moi non plus’ was a major hit even though the song caused a scandal for its sexual explicitness. Due to this, it was banned in Italy, Spain, and the UK. Originally the song was written for Brigitte Bardot by Gainsbourg.

Agatha Christie who is well-known for her crime novels and known as Queen of Crimes, she appeared in her movies Death on the Nile in 1978 and Evil Under the Sun in 1982. Similarly, Birkin recorded several albums such as Baby Alone in Babylone, Amours des Feintes, Lolita Go Home, and Rendez-vous.

She was also nominated for the Best Actress in Cesar Award for her performance in Gainsbourg’s first film, Je t’aime… moi non plus. For her work in Victories de la Musique, she won Female Artist of the Year in 1992. she is also awarded the title of ‘Best Actress at Venice Film Festival for her remarkable performance in Dust film in 1985. In the same year, she got the award at Orleans Film Festival for ‘Best Actress’ for Leave all Fair.

There is also a brand named after her last name Birkin, the Brand is called Birkin Bag. The chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas of Hermes created black supple leather bag suiting to her style based on an 1892 design.

After that, she used the bag for some time but switched to other types after developing tendinitis. Apart from her engagement in entertainment industry, she is also interested in humanitarian works. She is engaged with Amnesty International which is the organization working on an issue of immigrant welfare and AIDS issues.

Jane Birkin's Net Worth

Jane Birkin has an estimated net worth of $20 million, as per celebrity net worth. She earns a decent amount of money from her career, but her salary has not disclosed yet. 

She often works with Amnesty International on humanitarian issues and donates her yearly royalties for the Birkin bag (approximately $50,000 per year) to a charity of her choice. In 2015, she had a brief disagreement with Hermès regarding the farming methods of alligators and crocodiles used to make the bags. 

Jane Birkin's Personal Life 

Jane Birkin was married to John Barry a well-known English Composer in 1965. They have a simple wedding ceremony where there were only family members and some of the relatives.

She wore a very beautiful wedding dress for her wedding. They have one daughter together named Kate Barry who is a photographer. Unfortunately, their wedding ended in 1968 after three years of marriage.

Her relationship with Gainsbourg has led to the birth of actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg even though they never married. She has a similar kind of character as her mother with some kind of hair as her mother.

Both the mother and the daughter has also worked together in the cover art of Have You Fed the Fish? From her relationship with Jacques Doillon who is a director, she gave birth to her third daughter Lou Doillon in 1982.

Despite her old age, she started living alone after the death of Gainsbourg as she could not compete with the grief of losing him. Other information about Jane Birkin, her pictures, and personal information can be found on wiki.