Sylvie Vartan, biography of an icon

Of Bulgarian origin, Sylvie Vartan is one of the most popular artists in France. Adored by a whole generation of fans, the star has kept a low profile in the media despite her iconic marriage and her son's career.

 Sylvie Vartan, biography of'une icône


Date of Birth 08/15/1944
Place of birth Iskrets
Pays Bulgaria
Astrological sign Lion
In a relationship with Tony Scotti
Friends Johnny Hallyday, Nathalie Baye, Michel Sardou, Amanda Sthers, Carlos

The beginnings of Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan's career began at the age of 6 when she played a schoolgirl in a Bulgarian film. The arrival of the Soviet army in his country of origin and political tensions push the family to come and settle in Paris. Sylvie Vartan was then 12 years old. In 1963, she will sing for the first anniversary of 'Salut les buddies', alongside Dick Rivers or even Richard Anthony . From the beginning of her career, she managed to perform at the Olympia. The rest of her discography is edifying and makes Sylvie Vartan a particularly popular singer. It is said of her that she is known worldwide as Edith Piaf.

The accidents with serious consequences of Sylvie Vartan

Sylvie Vartan form with Johnny Hallyday the most legendary couple of the 1960s. Married in 1965, the two singers gave birth to David Hallyday in 1966. But fate will sow trouble in this perfect happiness. In 1968, while driving, Sylvie Vartan was hit by a 404. She escaped with a few minor injuries. On the other hand, his passenger, Mercedes, David's godmother, dies instantly. Two years later, another dramatic episode on the road: Johnny loses control of his DS on an icy road. The car ends up in a ditch. Johnny only has a broken nose, but Sylvie is seriously injured, to the point of being disfigured. She then left for the United States to undergo multiple cosmetic surgery operations. After six months of hospitalization and operating theaters, she finally finds her face. In 1980, Sylvie and Johnny caused a lot of ink to flow during their divorce . Four years later, she married American producer Tony Scotti. In 2010, following the release of Johnny Hallyday's autobiography which scratched all those close to him, and in particular his son David, she declared: 'Johnny does not have a very fair vision of David, quite simply because he does not haven't seen much.'