Monday, November 17, 2008
Sylvie Vartan: was born in Iskretz, Bulgaria in 1944, and spent most of her childhood there. It wasn't until 1952 that the Vartan family packed up and immigrated to Paris. The Paris life agreed with her- she excelled in school, mastered the French language.
Sylvie Vartan made her solo debut in 1961 on RCA Records with a song called "Quand Le Film Est Triste" ("When The Film Is Sad").The love for Sylvie Vartan was instant; the French went absolutely mad for her! Who could resist her golden-blonde locks, petit frame, and doll face? She was gorgeous, smart, and a blossoming pop singer. By 1965, Sylvie had become a French idol in the truest sense. She married rock n'roll pretty boy, Johnny Halliday (often dubbed the "French Elvis") at an extravagant wedding reception with over 2,000 people in attendance, and hundreds of fans loitering outside the church. She toured Japan, South America, and the United States. And by the end of '66, she gave birth to her first child, David.