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Sylvie Vartan (born 15 August 1944) is a French pop singer. Vartan was born in Iskretz, Sofia Province, Bulgaria. Her father Georges was a Bulgarian of Armenian descent. He worked as an attaché at the French embassy in Sofia. Her mother Illona was Hungarian. In September 1944, when the Soviet Army occupied Bulgaria, the Vartanian family house was nationalized and they moved to Sofia. In 1952, Dako Dakovski, a film director and her fathers' friend offered Sylvie a role of a schoolgirl in the movie Pod igoto. The film was about Bulgarian rebels against the Turkish occupation. Being a part of the film had a lasting impression on her and made her dream of becoming an entertainer. The promiscuity and privations of the postwar Bulgaria made the family emigrate to Paris in December 1952.
She was one of the first rock girls in France. Vartan was the most productive and active artist of the yé-yé girls, being considered as the toughest-sounding of her genre. Her performance often featured elaborate show-dance choreography She made appearances on French and Italian TV, including the songs "Cette lettre-là" and "Irresistiblement". Giving shows with her husband Johnny Hallyday she yearly enjoyed full houses at the Olympia and the Palais des congrès de Paris throughout the Sixties and Mid-Seventies After a break in performances, she began recording and giving concerts of jazz ballads in the French speaking countries again in late 2004. (Wikipédia)

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