Carla Bruni

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Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is a singer song-writer. Former model, she has French and Italian origins. She was surrounded by music since childhood and adopted her family’s passion. When she was young, she learned piano and guitar. Fascinated by literature and by writing, she composes songs and writes her texts rapidly between two activities.
At the age of 19, she becomes a model for the Parisian agency City Models. In 1988 she becomes a top model and in 1990 a star of the fashion magazines.
She appears in fashion shows for brands such as Christian Dior, Versace, Guess, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent. She also becomes a muse for the lingerie brand.Victoria’s Secret.
In 1995, she plays her first role for the cinema in Catwalk by Richard Leacock then, in 1997, in Paparazzi by Alain Berberian. The same year, at the age of 29, and after 10 years, she stops working as a model. She decides to dedicate herself to music.
In 1999 she writes five of the eleven songs of Julien Clerc’s album “Si j’étais elle”. The album was sold to more than 250 000 copies.
In 2002, with the help of Louis Bertignac, she composes the music and write the lyrics of her first album “Quelqu’un m’a dit”. She interprets the songs accompanying herself on guitar. Her album is well received by critics, and sold to two million copies. 2 years later, she wins the Music Victory award as Female artist of the year.
In January, 2007 she released her second album ” No Promises “, in which she accompanies her music with texts of English poets, such as William Butler Yeats, W. H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti.
On February 2, 2008 she married Nicolas Sarkozy and became the First Lady of France. In July 2008 She released her third album ” Comme si de rien n’était ,” the first as the French President’s wife.
Her fourth album « Little French Songs » is released in 2013. Once again, her record looks like her: sensitive or insolent songs, dreamy or fantastic. For the first time, she leaves on tour in France and in Europe, in particular in Russia where her two concerts took were a big success greeted by enthusiastic papers in the Russian media.

 

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