BORN 9 Oct 1947, Paris - DIED 7 Jan 2018, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine: American Hospital|
REAL NAME Gall, Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 29)
France Gall was the daughter of the lyricist Robert Gall, who wrote for Édith Piaf and Charles Aznavour. Her mother Cécile Berthier was a singer. Her first single "Ne sois pas si bête" was first played on the radio on her sixteenth birthday. It was an immediate success. Her second single "N'écoute pas les idoles" was written by Serge Gainsbourg and was number one in France in 1964.
She represented Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 with "Poupée de cire, poupée de son", written by Gainsbourg. Although her lover, the singer Claude François, shouted at her that she had sung out of tune she won and she recorded the song in several languages.
Between 1966 and 1972 she frequently recorded in Germany, often with Werner Müller. Many of her songs in the German language reached the charts. In 1974 Michel Berger started writing for her. they married in 1976 and afterwards she only sang his songs. In 1979 she appeared in his successful musical "Starmania". During the 1980s she joined several humanitarian projects. In 1992 she recorded "Double Jeu", an album with duets with her husband. they announced concerts in Paris, but Berger suddenly died in August of a heart attack. She performed the new songs alone at Bercy in September.
In 1993 she was successfully treated for breast cancer. In 1966 her album "France" was released. In 2001 the documentary "France Gall par France Gall" was released. She died of cancer in 2018.
Husband: Berger, Michel (1976-1992, Paris)
cooperated with Gainsbourg, Serge
France Gall - Wikipedia