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Jane Birkin Auctions Off Namesake Bag

10th September 2014

Jane Birkin is auctioning off one of her namesake Hermes bags. The Brit actress has decided to put the sought-after accessory on the web marketplace to raise money for Anno's Africa which seeks to offer...

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Rosie Huntington-whiteley Is More Opinionated On Shoots

28th July 2014

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has become more opinionated during photo shoots. According to Telegraph.co.uk, the 'Victoria's Secret' angel - who has been modelling for almost a decade - likes to offer her own creative input on set...

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Edie Sedgwick? Olivia Palermo? Who Should Top Our Five Style Icons List?

By Sophie Miskiw | 13th March 2014

There’s a certain stage you reach in your fashion career when you are no longer simply just ‘well-dressed’. This lot have all transitioned from your regular fashionistas to bona fide style icons, each with a...

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CléMence PoéSy Loves New York Style

11th March 2014

Clémence Poésy is a fan of ''crazy'' New York style.The 'Harry Potter' actress prefers the way women dress in the Big Apple to her native Paris because she feels there is more freedom to express...

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Stars Turn Out To Support Jane Birkin At Daughter's Funeral

20th December 2013

Actress Catherine Deneuve and France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were at heartbroken Jane Birkin's side as she buried her daughter in Paris on Thursday (19Dec13).The body of Kate Barry, singer/actress Birkin's daughter with composer...

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Police Confirm Death Of Actress Jane Birkin's Daughter

12th December 2013

French police officials have confirmed Kate Barry, the fashion photographer daughter of singer/actress Jane Birkin and late Bond theme composer John Barry, died after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Paris on Wednesday...

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Actress Jane Birkin's Daughter Dead After Balcony Fall

12th December 2013

Kate Barry, the photographer daughter of singer/actress Jane Birkin and late Bond theme composer John Barry, has died after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Paris, France on Wednesday (11Dec13), according to reports.Barry,...

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Jane Birkin's Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Concert Postponed

14th September 2012

British singer/actress Jane Birkin has postponed a rare concert in London until 2013.The star was set to perform songs written by her late partner and mentor Serge Gainsbourg at Cadogan Hall in the U.K. capital...

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Claudia Schiffer's Birkin Inspiration

4th October 2011

Claudia Schiffer's latest collection was inspired by Jane Birkin. The German supermodel is currently at Paris Fashion Week where she showed her second eponymous collection of cashmere yesterday (03.10.11) and Claudia admitted the legendary actress...

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Alexa Chung Embraces The 60s Look

5th September 2011

Alexa Chung says the 60s look suits her body type.The model-and-presenter is a huge fan of the stylish decade and takes a lot of inspiration from icons of the 60s because they share the same...

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Helena Christensen's True Beauty

22nd July 2011

Helena Christensen says beauty is about being true to yourself.The 42-year-old supermodel - who is regarded as one of the world's most attractive women - believes both personality and looks are important when it comes...

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Alexa Chung Uncomfortable With Fashion

30th March 2011

Alexa Chung finds fashion uncomfortable. The TV presenter - whose unique sense of style has seen her voted one of the world's most fashionable women - says feeling good is not the same as looking...

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Karl Lagerfeld Wows With Chanel Show

8th March 2011

Karl Lagerfeld impressed during his Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week today (08.03.11), displaying an apocalyptic look complete with smoke, fire and craters.The legendary designer sent models down a catwalk fashioned into a wooden path...

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Emma Watson Inspired By Jane Birkin

7th March 2011

Emma Watson's new fashion range for Alberta Ferretti was inspired by Jane Birkin. The 'Harry Potter' actress - who recently released her third and final set of designs for ethical clothing brand People Tree -...

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Gainsbourg's Mother Helped Her Through Antichrist

13th July 2009

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG sent text messages to her actress mother JANE BIRKIN every day while filming horror/drama ANTICHRIST - so she could laugh about the traumatic scenes she had to shoot.Gainsbourg was terrified of her role...

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The Things They Say 10952

29th January 2009

"What a dreadful, mediocre person I was. I didn't fit in. People used to say, 'Still nothing.' I didn't have anything to prove I was a girl. It was very embarrassing." JANE BIRKIN didn't have...

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Smith Still Grieving Husband

9th March 2007

British acting veteran DAME MAGGIE SMITH is still suffering acute loneliness following the death of her second husband nine years ago (98). The 72-year-old is supported by two sons from her first marriage - actors...

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Gainsbourg Secrets Exposed By Birkin

19th September 2006

Late French pop legend SERGE GAINSBOURG has been exposed as a strict Victorian father with a secret love for Scottish delicacy haggis in a new magazine tribute by his muse JANE BIRKIN. The actress/singer sat...

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Gainsbourg Snubs English Roots

1st September 2006

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG is desperate to conceal her English heritage, because Brits make her feel "uncomfortable". The daughter of English icon JANE BIRKIN and SERGE GAINSBOURG is far prouder of her French roots, and although Birkin...

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Gainsbourg Recorded Album Behind Sheet

29th August 2006

Actress-turned-singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG was so lacking in confidence while recording her debut album 5:55 she had to hide behind a sheet while she sang. The 35-year-old daughter of SERGE GAINSBOURG and JANE BIRKIN teamed up...

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Birkin Upstaged By Bag

10th August 2006

British actress JANE BIRKIN admits the Hermes bag named after her is now more famous than her. The French-based star, who sang the breathy JE T'AIME with SERGE GAINSBOURG in the 1960s, was flattered when...

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Stars Help Gainsbourg Prepare First Album In 20 Years

6th June 2006

A host of stars including PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER and AIR are helping CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG record her first album in two decades. Gainsbourg, the daughter of legendary French singer SERGE GAINSBOURG and actress JANE BIRKIN,...

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Fascinating Fact 1504

14th May 2006

British actress JANE BIRKIN is set to make her own biopic - written, directed by and starring Birkin herself.

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Gainsbourg's Struggle With Shyness

28th April 2006

Actress/singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG still suffers from crippling shyness after 20 years working in front of cameras. The 21 GRAMS star, the daughter of French singer SERGE GAINSBOURG and British actress JANE BIRKIN, has always hated...

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Birkin: 'Bardot Is Crazy'

7th April 2006

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN has labelled her DON JUAN co-star BRIGITTE BARDOT a "crazy" Right-winger, driven to distraction after years of being judged by her looks. Birkin, who married French icon SERGE GAINSBOURG after he split...

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Fascinating Fact 1312

3rd April 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded a duet with iconic sixties star JANE BIRKIN on a tribute album for her late second husband, French singing legend SERGE GAINSBOURG. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers and Birkin...

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Birkin Blames Hermes For Arm Problems

17th March 2006

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN holds her oversized Hermes handbag responsible for the tendonitis she suffers in her arm, because it allows her to carry around too much junk. The JE T'AIME MOI NON PLUS star has...

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The Things They Say 1631

15th March 2006

"I turn 60 in December this year (06), though it should be February of next year (07). I was due to pop out in 1947, which was a better year for wine, but my great...

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Birkin's Boredom With Gainsbourg Excess

11th March 2006

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN was often left exasperated with her late second husband SERGE GAINSBOURG's drinking, which ended up pushing her into the arms of her third spouse JACQUES DOILLON. Gainsbourg was such a national icon...

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Birkin Finally Accepts French Gong

10th June 2004

Veteran actress and singer JANE BIRKIN fiercely rejected the LEGION D'HONNEUR two years ago (02) - but has delighted the French government by finally accepting an honorary gong from them. But Birkin is devastated...

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