Jane Birkin Net Worth

March 10, 2024
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Jane Mallory Birkin was born on the 14th December 1946, in Marylebone, London, England, and is an actress and singer who has actually lived in France since the late 1960s. Birkin is best known for her duet with her then-husband Serge Gainsbourg, “Je t’aime … moi non plus” in 1969. She was awarded among others the French Ordre National du Merite and the Order of the British Empire. Birkin has been active in the entertainment industry since 1966.

How much is the net worth of Jane Birkin? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $20 million, as of the data presented in early 2017.

Jane Birkin Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, she comes from a family that made its fortune in the industry of lace in Nottinghamshire. Her great-aunt, Winifred May Birkin, then married with William Dudley Ward, was mistress of the Prince of Wales. Jane Birkin is the second daughter of Major David Birkin and actress and singer Judy Campbell. Jane turned to theatre, following in the footsteps of her mother.

At the beginning of the 1960s, she entered the pop scene of swinging London and made her debut as an actress at the age of 17. At that time she met the composer John Barry, who encouraged her to debut as a singer and with whom she ended up marrying at age 19. In the film “Blow Up” (1966) by Michelangelo Antonioni, the actress carried out her first controversial scene (appearing naked), which caused a great scandal in her native city. After the marriage failure and the birth of her daughter Kate in 1967, Jane moved to France. There she met Serge Gainsbourg, with whom she formed one of the fashionable couples in the Parisian scene, where they became famous in 1969 with the song “Je t’aime … moi non plus”, a sensual and provocative song that became worldwide success. In 1971, her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg was born.

A fragile, tenuous voice remained as her hallmark, and was intelligently used by Gainsbourg, who adapted the songs to Jane’s voice, composing several works especially for her to interpret. They stayed together for 12 years, becoming a popular couple for the public and in the media. In the early 1980s, her personal and professional life suffered a severe setback due to her divorce from Serge Gainsbourg. (In 1982, she had another daughter, Lou Doillon, with the French film director Jacques Doillon.) Serge Gainsbourg continued composing for Birkin. The album “Baby alone in Babylon” was a great success in 1983. In 1985, she won the Best Actress Award at the Orleans Film Festival for her role in the film “Leave All Fair” (1985) as well as the Best Actress Award in the Venice Film Festival for her role in the film “Dust” (1985). In 1987, she gave her first concert in the Paris. She has also performed at the Casino de Paris in 1991, two months after the death of Gainsbourg and dedicated the concert to him.

In 1998, Birkin released her first album without Serge Gainsbourg “A la légère” with songs written by 12 contemporary French composers. Since 1998, she has released her own recordings, some of them with famous artists such as Djamel Ben Yelles, Manu Chao, Brian Molko, Bryan Ferry and Beth Gibbons.

Birkin was an honorary member of the festival Viennale 2005. In her honour, some of her films were performed during the festival, such as “Je t’aime”, “La Pirate” and “Daddy Nostalgia. In 2006, her album “Fictions” was released in which she again collaborated with contemporary musicians such as Beth Gibbons, Johnny Marr and Rufus Wainwright.

Finally, as previously mentioned, in the personal life of Birkin, she was married to John Barry (1965 – 1968). She partnered Serge Gainsbourg (1968–1980) and Jacques Doillon (1982–1991). Jane has three children Kate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon.

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