Actress and singer Jane Birkin has died, it has been confirmed.
News of the English-French icon’s passing has been reported by multiple French outlets, carrying confirmation from her family. Jane Birkin died at home in Paris; she suffered a stroke in 2021, and was 76 years old.
Born and brought up in London, Jane Birkin gained attention as the 60s roared, gaining attention as a model and actress. Marrying first husband John Barry in 1965, she then took a small but significant role in seminal film Blow Up.
Her marriage ended in 1968, and shortly afterwards Jane Birkin met French auteur Serge Gainsbourg on the set of their film Slogan. The two became intertwined, involved on a romantic and creative level for a decade.
The steamy single ‘Je t’aime moi non plus’ became a huge – if controversial – international hit, spawning a full collaborative album.
The two divorced in 1980, with Jane Birkin completing numerous acclaimed roles in cinema and on stage.
A fascinating figure in the evolution of pop culture in the 60s and beyond, Jane Birkin is survived by Charlotte Gainsbourg, her daughter from the marriage to Serge Gainsbourg, and Lou Diollon, her daughter from sunseque