Françoise Hardy

Actress + Astrologer + Pop Singer
Born Jan 17, 1944

Françoise Madeleine Hardy is a French singer, actress and astrologer. Hardy is an iconic figure in fashion, music and style.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Françoise Hardy.


1944 Birth Born on January 17, 1944.


1961 17 Years Old After a year at the Sorbonne she answered a newspaper advertisement looking for young singers. Hardy signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961.
1962 18 Years Old In April 1962, shortly after she left university, her first record "Oh Oh Chéri" appeared, written by Johnny Hallyday's writing duo. … Read More
1963 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1963 she came fifth for Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest with "L'amour s'en va".


1965 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She also played a minor role as the Mayor's assistant in the 1965 film What's New Pussycat? starring Peter Sellers, and appeared as Lisa, the girlfriend of fictional Italian driver Nino Barlini, in John Frankenheimer's film Grand Prix (1966). … Read More


1981 37 Years Old In 1981, she married her long-time companion Jacques Dutronc, who is the father of her son, Thomas Dutronc, born in 1973. … Read More


1994 50 Years Old In 1994, she collaborated with the British pop group Blur for their "La Comedie" version of "To The End".
1995 51 Years Old In 1995, she sang on Malcolm McLaren's single "Revenge of the Flowers". … Read More
2000 56 Years Old In May 2000, she made a comeback with the album Clair Obscur on which her son played guitar and her husband sang the duet "Puisque vous partez en voyage". Iggy Pop and Étienne Daho also took part. She has also recorded a duet with Perry Blake who wrote two songs for Tant de belles choses. For this album, Hardy won the trophy "Female Artist of the Year" at the Victoires de la musique ceremony in 2005.
2003 59 Years Old Her song "L'Amitié" is played during the end credits of Denys Arcand's movie The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003 (the main character had referenced her in an earlier scene in the movie).


2011 67 Years Old Because of her difficult upbringing Hardy became painfully shy – a trait which is still part of her character today. When asked about her shyness in an interview with John Andrew, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011 she said: I thought at first my parents were divorced — at that time it was not a good thing, it was a kind of shame.
2012 68 Years Old In 2012, Hardy marked her 50-year career by publishing her 27th album and both headings story L'Amour fou. … Read More
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