Charles Aznavour wrote the words to the song “La plus belle pour aller dancer” for the musical comedy “Look for an idol”. It was performed in 1963 by the French singer Sylvie Vartan. The young vocalist became the idol of the sixties and the legend of the French stage.
Sylvie Vartan, who began her stage career at the age of 16, was one of the first in France to start singing rock. And currently the singer continues to tour. The legend of the French stage records records, acts in films. Even a respectable age does not interfere with her work.
The path to the vocation
The biography of the future star began in 1944. The girl was born in the village of Iskrets on August 15 in the family of an attaché at the French Embassy in Bulgaria, Georges Vartanyan and his wife Ilona Meyer.
In 1952, together with her older brother Eddie, later a professional musician, and Sylvie's parents, she moved to France. The adults who shortened their surname to Vartan settled in the capital of the country. The daughter studied at the Victor Hugo Lyceum, where she perfectly mastered French. In 1952, Sylvie starred in a movie for the first time as a schoolgirl in the drama Under the Yoke.
In 1961, Sylvie made her stage debut. His brother, a professional trumpet player and art director of the RCA label, suggested that his sister, who was fond of music, record the single “Panne d'essence” with rapper Frankie Jordan. The song became a hit.
Vartan began work on the first CD, Sylvie. The premiere of the novelty was successful. The album "Twiste et Chante" was no less popular. The press called the vocalist a twist high school student. In 1965 the singer's English-language album A gift wrapped from Paris was released.
The popular performer was offered to act in films. She has starred in the films Un clair de lune à Maubeuge, Patate, D'où viens-tu, Johnny?
Arranged a star and personal life. Rock musician Johnny Holliday became her husband. In 1966, a child appeared in the family. David-Michel Benjamin became famous under the name David Holliday. He became a musician, became famous as a race car driver.
In 1973 the vocalist recorded her first family duet "J'ai un problème". The single, which became gold, was then performed in different languages. In 1979, one of the most famous songs of the vocalist, "Nicolas", sounded for the first time.
Family and career
In 1980, the family union broke up. The new chosen one and the husband of the singer was the American producer Tony Scotty. Their adopted daughter Darina grew up in their family. Sylvie continued her musical career. In total, Sylvie has released 50 albums. The legend of the French stage is engaged in charity work.
The celebrity did not stop her film career. In 1997 she played Stephanie, the protagonist of the thriller L'Ange Noir. In 2011, the performer presented the mini-album "Personne". In 2014, the singer played Nadine in the comedy Missionaries.
The singer has received many prestigious awards, not only national but also foreign. She is a Knight Commander of the Legion of Honor, the National Order of Merit and the Order of Arts and Literature.
The fans explain the longevity of successful stage activity not only by the striking appearance of the performer. The main component of her phenomenal success is talent.