Dannii Minogue
Australian pop singer, songwriter, actress
Dannii Minogue
Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, television personality, radio personality, fashion designer and model. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time and the soap opera Home and Away, before commencing her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s.
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Dannii Minogue's personal information overview.
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Dannii Minogue wears flattering black and yellow dress as she spends the day with son Ethan
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
She juggles her position on the X Factor Australia with being a single mother.
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Dannii Minogue cuts an effortlessly chic figure in a leather biker jacket and bowler hat
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
The X Factor Australia judge - who had a secret romance with the music mogul when the pair worked together on the UK version of the TV talent show - insisted the star isn't a 'bad' man but admitted the revelation of their fling left her confused.
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Dannii Minogue praises friendly One Direction
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
Dannii Minogue thinks One Direction deserve their success because they are such nice guys and she has praised their generosity
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Dannii Minogue looks super chic in a straw fedora as she arrives at the airport
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
In recent years she’s become just as well-known for her fashion range as she has for her exploits in music. So it’s no wonder Dannii Minogue always manages to have her finger on the pulse when it comes to fashion.
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Dannii Minogue: “My Style Is Still Evolving" (whomagazine)
Yahoo News- Australia - over 4 years
The singer-turned-designer is no longer a fixture on worst-dressed lists
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Dannii Minogue 'most dangerous cyber star'
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
YOU may want to think twice the next time you Google Dannii Minogue - turns out it's a risky move!
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Dannii Minogue admits son Ethan helps her through the most difficult times
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
In a new interview with Britain's Glamour magazine, Dannii admitted that it is her two-year-old son Ethan who gives her a 'reason to get up and keep going'.
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Dannii's year of pleasure and pain
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
ON the eve of the 2012 Australia's Got Talent final, Dannii Minogue looks, and feels, great.
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Dannii Minogue in the Maldives: How the singer discovered the ultimate luxury resort
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Dannii Minogue found her holiday destination came highly recommended by the 'fast set'. Crystal-clear blue waters lapping on powdery white sand, it was everything she hoped for and more.
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She's back! Dannii Minogue wears it like Grace Kelly
Byron Shire News - over 4 years
STAR posts pics of herself in floor-length yellow lace dress that made her feel as if she was the legendary Fifties actress.
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10 Worst Mobile Tech Products: Part 2
Broad Band Engine - over 4 years
10 Worst Mobile Tech Products: Part 1 Continuing our feature on the worst mobile technology ever to grace the shelves of your local Curry's, here are five more disastrous gadgets that bled cash and left their creators red-faced with embarrassment. Nintendo Virtual Boy This is a legendary failure from a legend of the games industry. The Virtual Boy was a 3D console that featured a ridiculous set of goggles balanced on a stand. Players peered into the glasses and saw a 3D image created through the use of parallax, controlling games with a wired pad. A short time later they’d be treated to a headache and eyestrain as the ugly monochrome visuals and uncomfortable stance required by the Virtual Boy’s goggles took their toll. As colour was too pricey the console used red LEDs to achieve its effects so games could only have red and black visuals. Despite such cost-cutting measures the Virtual Boy still launched at $180 in the US, placing it awkwardly between the Game Bo ...
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Danni Minogue and Kris Smith to get back together after singer snubs X Factor
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Dannii Minogue has turned down X Factor because she is close to getting back together with Kris Smith.
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Dannii Minogue Snubbing X Factor Return?
Female First - almost 5 years
Dannii Minogue might not return to 'The X Factor' because she is worried about upsetting her son Ethan's routine. Dannii Minogue may snub a return to...
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Dannii Minogue speaks for first time since split from Kris Smith: 'Fame has always had an impact on my family'
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Minogue also hinted that reports of her re-joining the X Factor judging panel may not be true, by stating that she doesn't wish to unsettle Ethan with her globe-trotting lifestyle.
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Dannii Minogue: 'The Queen is a fashion icon'
Monsters and Critics - almost 5 years
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Baby brand Mamas & Papas to open new stores in Russia and Lebanon
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
The brand – which has scores of celebrity fans including Dannii Minogue and The Saturdays’ Una Healy (pictured) – was launched in 1981 by Luisa and David Scacchetti.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dannii Minogue
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    On April 5, 2015 Minogue was announced as 2015 Style Ambassador for Westfield Australia.
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    Minogue returned for the seventh season in 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Minogue returned to theatre, starring in the production of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play received mixed reviews; critic Matt Grant wrote that Minogue "lacks true conviction as she ploughs through the lines without capturing their full force", while Fiachra Gibbons singled Minogue's performance out, noting in her review that Minogue's "disco-queen-from-hell delivery works well" for her character, Lady Macbeth. Two years later, Minogue appeared as Esmeralda in the musical production of Notre-Dame de Paris in London's West End. The musical received poor reviews from British critics who called it "lame" and its songs "reminiscent of the Eurovision song contest". At the 2002 Maxim Awards, she won "Best Stage Performance" for her role. In 2001, Minogue also appeared in the stage play The Vagina Monologues, which co-starred Kika Markham and Meera Syal. In June 2003, Minogue hosted her own radio programme, Dannii Minogue's Neon Nights. Broadcast in Australia and the UK, Minogue played songs by up-and-coming DJs, as well as her own music. Minogue departed London Records when Warner (its parent owner) dismissed its staff and offered Minogue a deal to depart the label or stay and wait a year to release her next album which had been partially recorded. Minogue collaborated with producers Hugo Lira, Gareth Young, Ian Masterson, Ross Callum and Pascal Gabriel. Many of these tracks where later released on the album "Unleashed".
    In February 2015, Minogue announced that, after a long hiatus, she planned to make her musical comeback at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
    More Details Hide Details Minogue also revealed she had been working on new music. Following the announcement, Minogue, British rapper Reece Robertson and the official Sydney Mardi Gras profiles launched a mysterious online campaign on social media featuring the #pressplay hashtag. At the end of February, Sydney Mardi Gras shared a YouTube link to a video called #pressplay featuring the extended mix of "Summer of Love". On 2 March, the extended mix of "Summer of Love" was made available to pre-order on iTunes.
  • 2014
    Age 42
    In 2014 Minogue continued her expansion into the fashion world by launching her own ecommerce store danniishop.com.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Minogue announced the launch of her petite clothing line through Target Australia. To date, Minogue has released six Dannii For Target Petites Collection ranges along with a range of shoes and accessories. Minogue has been a global ambassador for Etihad Airways since 2008. It was confirmed that Minogue would be one of the new faces of Marks and Spencer. She filmed her first commercial in South Africa, which featured Cheryl Lynn's "Got to be Real", for their Spring campaign that aired 24 March 2010. She starred alongside Twiggy, Lisa Snowdon, VV Brown and Ana Beatriz Barros. Minogue didn't feature in the Autumn ad due to her pregnancy, she did feature in the Christmas ad with Peter Kay which featured the Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing". Dannii travelled to Miami, Florida in January 2011 to shoot the commercial for M&S for the 2011 Spring collection.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    On 5 July 2013 Minogue announced that she would no longer be associated with Project D London, ending a three-year collaboration with Tabitha Somerset-Webb.
    More Details Hide Details In late July 2011, it was announced that Minogue would serve as the ambassador for 2011's Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, a role that will see Minogue participate in a series of appearances in September.
    In 2013, Minogue joined the judging panel of the fifth season of The X Factor Australia as Mel B's replacement.
    More Details Hide Details She joined returning judges Ronan Keating and Natalie Bassingthwaighte and fellow new judge Redfoo, who replaced Guy Sebastian. Minogue mentored the Over 24s category and one of her acts Dami Im became the winner. Minogue reprised her judging role for the sixth season in 2014. She mentored the Groups category and one of her acts Brothers3 placed third in the competition.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, in an "unauthorized" biography about the life of Simon Cowell written by Tom Bower it was revealed that Cowell and Minogue had an affair during their time together on The X Factor in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, the British National Party, a far-right and anti-immigration political party, claimed that Minogue supported their cause following comments she had made in an interview with Britain's GQ. In the interview, Minogue was quoted saying that French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen had "struck a chord with people", and that "even the street signs Australia are written in Asian". Minogue responded to the British National Party's claims in Gay Times magazine saying, "I am not a racist. That is not how I live my life. I have a Jewish manager, I perform in gay clubs, I come from a multicultural background and I am very proud of that." In February 2006, Minogue made headlines again when surveillance tape stills from London strip club Puss 'N Boots were published by News Of The World showing Minogue and a female lap dancer "canoodling". A spokesman for Minogue downplayed the event and called it a "harmless girls' night out".
    In November 2012, it was announced that Minogue would not be returning for the seventh season in an attempt to reboot the show.
    More Details Hide Details She was replaced by Geri Halliwell in the Nine Network's version of the show.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    Minogue also returned for the fifth season in 2011 and the sixth season in 2012.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    Minogue gave birth via caesarean section to a boy, Ethan Edward Minogue-Smith, at Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia on 5 July 2010. and weighed in at 8 lb 3oz.
    More Details Hide Details She had previously planned for a home birth. In April 2012, Minogue announced on Twitter that she and Smith had separated.
    Australia's Got Talent returned for a fourth season in 2010, and Minogue was the only original judge to remain on the panel as producers revamped the series.
    More Details Hide Details Brian McFadden and Kyle Sandilands took the places of Red Symons and Tom Burlinson.
    In 2010, Minogue was pregnant with her first child.
    More Details Hide Details She later stated that, as her baby's expected arrival in July would clash with filming for The X Factor, she would be unable to appear in the audition episodes for series seven. Minogue returned during the judges' houses round, selecting Nicolo Festa, Matt Cardle and Aiden Grimshaw as her final three, with Paije Richardson as her wildcard act. Minogue was assisted by fellow Australian and friend Natalie Imbruglia who was a guest judge in Birmingham that year filling in for Minogue. Cardle was her only act to make it into the final and eventually won, with Minogue becoming the winning mentor for the second time. On 14 May 2011, it was announced that Minogue would not be returning for the eighth series of The X Factor UK. Of her decision, Minogue said "During discussions for me to return (to The X Factor) it became clear that unfortunately, this year, the X Factor audition dates in the UK clash with the live shows of Australia's Got Talent during June and July. For this reason I am unable to return." She was replaced by Kelly Rowland. In January 2012, Minogue appeared on the ITV documentary The Talent Show Story where she talked about her time on The X Factor and working on talent shows. Other X Factor judges who were interviewed included Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell as well as the host Dermot O'Leary.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    Minogue returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was assisted at the judges' houses round by her sister, Kylie Minogue.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    Throughout the fifth series, several people in the entertainment industry, including Ronan Keating, Noel Gallagher and Graham Norton questioned Minogue's judging credentials and mentoring ability. On 23 November 2008, during a live broadcast of the programme, Minogue broke down in tears and was unable to introduce one of her acts, Rachel Hylton, following an on-air row with Louis Walsh over a choice of song.
    More Details Hide Details Despite the controversies, she proved popular in public votes and polls. Minogue later stated that she did not enjoy her experience on the fifth series and "would never want to go through that again".
    On 20 September 2008, Minogue presented the Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Minogue returned to The X Factor UK alongside Cowell, Walsh and Cheryl Cole, who replaced Osbourne. Following the initial auditions and boot camp stages of the competition, Minogue was assigned the Over 25s category to mentor. She chose Daniel Evans, Rachel Hylton and Ruth Lorenzo as her final three contestants for the live shows and was assisted by Spice Girls member Emma Bunton. In the eighth live show, Minogue lost her final act as Lorenzo was eliminated from the competition, leaving her without a contestant in the semi-final.
    In August 2008, Minogue began dating English model and ex-professional rugby league player Kris Smith (born 20 August 1978).
    More Details Hide Details They met in Ibiza, where Smith was celebrating his 30th birthday. It was announced on 9 January 2010 that Minogue was pregnant, the news was revealed after receiving her 12-week scan.
  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Minogue became a judge and mentor on the fourth series of The X Factor UK, alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.
    More Details Hide Details She mentored the Boys category and selected Leon Jackson, Rhydian Roberts and Andy Williams to represent her in the live rounds of the competition. Ultimately, two of her chosen acts, Roberts and Jackson, became the final two, with Jackson eventually becoming the winner after topping the public vote. Minogue was the first female judge to win the show.
  • 2006
    Age 34
    In November 2006, Minogue performed Sister Sledge's 1979 song "He's the Greatest Dancer" on BBC One's Children in Need telethon.
    More Details Hide Details A studio version of the song, remixed by Fugitive, appeared on the dance compilation Clubland 10, which was released in November 2006. The following month, "He's the Greatest Dancer" was released to UK dance clubs and reached number one on the Upfront Club chart. It also charted in the top 40 on the Australian singles chart. October onwards saw a total of five releases from Minogue; first, on 29 October, reissues of her 1997 and 2003 albums Girl and Neon Nights, each containing a double-disc, the second disc of which includes remixes. On 5 November, she released Unleashed, a collection of previously unheard material from her time with London Records, and The Video Collection, which includes every one of her music videos as well as bonus features. Dannii's fifth studio album Club Disco was released on the same date and in May 2008 in Australia, featuring several previously released singles, such as "You Won't Forget About Me", "Perfection" and "So Under Pressure", cancelled single "I Can't Sleep at Night" and covers of "Xanadu" and the disco classic "He's the Greatest Dancer". Finally, on 3 December, a new single was released, entitled "Touch Me Like That" which peaked at number one on the UK Dance Chart.
    In September 2006, Minogue's cover of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" appeared on Spirit of Christmas, a compilation album of holiday songs available through the Myer department store chain across Australia.
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    Minogue released The Hits & Beyond, a greatest hits album, in June 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The album consisted of new songs alongside singles from her four studio albums. It debuted at number 17 on the UK albums chart. The album introduced a new single, "So Under Pressure", inspired by the cancer diagnoses of her sister Kylie as well as that of an unnamed friend. On 11 December Minogue performed "Kids" with her sister Kylie during Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour in Melbourne and "Celebration" on 31 December in London at Wembley Arena. The single made the top 20 in Australia and the UK and also became her 10th consecutive song to reach the number one spot on the UK Upfront Club chart. Minogue has described the recording of "So Under Pressure" as a "real achievement" as she was "brave enough to put all feelings into words".
  • 2004
    Age 32
    In October 2004, Minogue released the single "You Won't Forget About Me", a collaboration with the dance act Flower Power.
    More Details Hide Details Described by MSN Entertainment as a "real grower" and noted for its "snip snapping house beats and '80s flecked synths", the song peaked at number seven on the UK singles chart and also made the top 20 in Australia. "Perfection", a collaboration with the Soul Seekerz, followed in October 2005 where it reached the top twenty in both the UK and Australia.
  • 2003
    Age 31
    In March 2003, Minogue released her fourth album, Neon Nights, which the BBC called "a pleasant cocktail of pop sophistication, club culture and accessibility".
    More Details Hide Details It consisted of 1980s inspired dance-pop songs and provided Minogue with some of the strongest reviews of her career. Neon Nights peaked at number eight on the UK albums chart (her highest ranking since her debut), and produced four top 10 singles. "Who Do You Love Now? " was not officially released as the first single, however it was included on the album. The official lead single was "Put the Needle on It", a 1980s inspired dance-pop song which became a top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at number seven. It enjoyed top 20 success in multiple countries including Australia, where it peaked at number 11 and was certified gold. The second single, "I Begin to Wonder", was declared one of the "best things" on the album by Ireland's Radio Telefís Éireann and became her highest charting single in the UK, peaking at number two. In Australia, the single garnered Minogue another top 20 hit, peaking at number 14 and was also certified gold. Third single "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" was equally successful as its predecessors, peaking at number five in the UK, while in Australia the single just missed the top 20, charting at number 22. The album's success was equally widespread, and following extensive airplay by North American dance radio, Warner Music Group released it in the United States in late 2003. Singles "I Begin to Wonder" and "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" were also substantial successes on the US dance charts.
  • 2002
    Age 30
    Media reports in March 2002 claimed Minogue and Logan were engaged, but in December 2002 they ended their relationship.
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    In early 2002, she began dating music producer and Bros bassist Craig Logan, whom she met while recording material for Neon Nights.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In 2001, Minogue signed a six-album deal with London Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music International.
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    In November 2001, Minogue released the single, "Who Do You Love Now?
    More Details Hide Details ", a collaboration with Riva. Described by Sound Generator as a "nice serene and dreamy vocal on the dance floor anthem", the song peaked at number three on the UK singles chart, and reached number one on the dance charts. In Australia, the song peaked at number 15, while in the United States the song was released to dance clubs, and reached number 12 on the United States' Billboard Dance Club chart.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In October 1999, Minogue became engaged to French Canadian Formula One driver Jacques Villeneuve, but their relationship ended in 2001.
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    It appeared on the compilation CD Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras of 1999, and its music video, co-directed by Minogue, was a tribute to Australia's gay and lesbian community.
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    In January 1999, following her performance at the 1998 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Minogue released the festival's first official theme song, "Everlasting Night".
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  • 1998
    Age 26
    In June 1998, Minogue began The Unleashed Tour, a 22-date UK tour.
    More Details Hide Details Mushroom Records released two budget compilation albums in December 1998, as part of the label's 25th anniversary. Released only in Australia, The Singles comprised all Minogue's single releases, while The Remixes contained popular remixes. These releases were promoted with the song "Coconut" which was previously only available as a hidden track on CD versions of the Girl album.
  • 1997
    Age 25
    Minogue's interest in dance music and clubbing influenced her third album, Girl, released in September 1997, which featured collaborations with musicians such as Brian Higgins of Xenomania.
    More Details Hide Details The album presented a more sophisticated and adult style of dance music, but despite generally positive reviews, failed to make the British top 50. The lead single "All I Wanna Do", which the Daily Mirror described as a "bass-bumping, shuddering return", was a success peaking at number four on the UK singles chart. In her native Australia, the single also proved to be a success peaking at number eleven and was certified gold. The album's second single "Everything I Wanted" made the top 20 in the UK and the top 50 in Australia, while the third single "Disremembrance" narrowly missed the top 20 in the UK, peaking at number 21. All three singles released from Girl reached number one on the UK dance chart.
    In April 1997, Minogue made her stage debut as Rizzo in the musical Grease: The Arena Spectacular.
    More Details Hide Details In Australia, the show sold over 450,000 tickets during its first season. The following year, Minogue resumed her role as Rizzo, performing in New Zealand. At the 1998 MO Awards, Minogue was nominated for "Best Female Musical Theater Performer" for her role. Following the release of several remixes of her songs by Steve "Silk" Hurley, Minogue became interested in dance music. She commented that the remixes were "the first thing I did that was really cool and my love of dance music and clubbing started from there."
    In 1997, Minogue hosted Top of the Pops, a British music chart television programme, before returning to her recording career later that year.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    In 1996, Minogue resumed her co-hosting duties, presenting the Eggs on Legs road show segment.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Minogue briefly hosted the children's show Disney Time and co-hosted, with Gareth Jones, the teenage Saturday morning entertainment show It's Not Just Saturday for 16.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    Minogue and McMahon were married for less than two years and divorced in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details In October 1995, Minogue posed nude in the Australian edition of Playboy. Commenting on the reason she posed nude, Minogue said she "just had a marriage break-up. Most women go to the hairdressers – I did Playboy. I chose the photographer, the location, what I did or didn't want to wear and everything else about the pictures. I found it a really liberating, empowering experience". The edition featuring Minogue sold out in under four days and became one of the best-selling editions in Australia.
    She began recording her third album in 1995; however, Minogue and her record label, Mushroom Records, parted ways in late 1995 following a contract disagreement.
    More Details Hide Details The tracks recorded in 1994/1995 for Minogue's then planned 3rd album were unheard for many years, they were finally released in 2009 via Cargo Records on the compilation album The 1995 Sessions. In 1990, Minogue appeared before the Queen at the Royal Variety Show where she sang her latest release "Success".
    In 1995, Minogue released the singles "Rescue Me" and "Boogie Woogie", a collaboration with dance act Eurogroove.
    More Details Hide Details Released only in Japan, both songs reached number one on the Japanese singles chart.
  • 1994
    Age 22
    In January 1994, Minogue married actor Julian McMahon, whom she met in 1991 while working on the television series Home and Away.
    More Details Hide Details McMahon is the son of the former Prime Minister of Australia William McMahon.
    In mid-1994, Minogue returned to television as a presenter, co-hosting Channel 4's morning show The Big Breakfast in the UK.
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  • 1993
    Age 21
    Minogue released her second album Get Into You, which included the songs "Show You the Way to Go", "This Is It" and "This Is the Way", in October 1993.
    More Details Hide Details The album contained uptempo dance tracks and mature poser, but despite her past chart success, failed to make the British top fifty.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    Minogue released Love and Kisses and, a re-issue of her debut album, in November 1991.
    More Details Hide Details The album, a collection of dance songs, comprised tracks and remixes from Love and Kisses. It peaked at number 42 on the UK albums chart, and sold nearly 60,000 copies in its own right. Several remixes by producer and DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley were successful in European dance clubs. She credits these remixes for providing her with a "new image and sound to work with" on future releases. Also that year, Minogue made her feature film debut in Secrets, which co-starred Noah Taylor. The film revolved around five Australian teenagers who become stuck in the basement of a hotel in an attempt to see The Beatles. The film was not well received by audiences or critics, with Minogue's performance being described as "not all that convincing".
    In August 1991 she embarked on an extensive promotional tour of South East Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taipei and the Philippines.
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    Minogue signed a recording contract with Australian-based Mushroom Records in January 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Her first album, Dannii, was released the following year and reached number 24 on the Australian albums chart. Outside Australia, the album was released in 1991, under the title Love and Kisses, and became a top 10 hit. Minogue's debut single "Love and Kisses" peaked at number four on the Australian singles chart and was certified gold. In the UK, the song reached the top 10 on the singles chart.
    Minogue's debut line Dannii sold out across Australia in ten days, and was followed by three additional summer lines in 1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 16
    In September 1988, Minogue released her own fashion range, Dannii.
    More Details Hide Details She became interested in fashion design while appearing on Young Talent Time. Minogue had designed the clothing she had worn on the show, and the positive response from the audience resulted in her releasing her own line.
    In 1988, Minogue departed from Young Talent Time to continue her acting career, appearing as the rebellious tomboyish teenager Emma Jackson on the soap opera Home and Away in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Minogue remained on the programme for only a year. She proved to be popular among Australian audiences when she was nominated for a Silver Logie as the Most Popular Actress on Australian television.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 10
    In 1982, she joined the successful weekly music programme Young Talent Time.
    More Details Hide Details Minogue recorded her first solo recordings for the programme, including a cover version of Madonna's hit single "Material Girl"; during this time, she also performed live at several sold-out nationwide concert tours.
  • 1971
    Born
    She is the youngest of three children, born between 1968 and 1971; oldest sibling Kylie Minogue is also a pop singer, while brother Brendan is a news cameraman in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details Minogue began her career as a child on Australian television. From the age of 7, she appeared in several soap operas, including Skyways and The Sullivans.
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