Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue


10/20/1971, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name

Danielle Jane Minogue



Also Known As

Danni Minogue, Dannii
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Danielle Jane Minogue was born in 1971, the youngest of three children. By June 1978, she had secured a role in the Australian series "Skyways". A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular "Young Talent Time". Three years later…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dannii's single, He's The Greatest Dancer, debuted on the Australian music charts at the lowly position of No.37.

    • In April 2007, it was revealed that Dannii was dating AFL footballer Marcus Baldwin, after being introduced at a dinner last year by Fiona Horne.

    • In June 1999, Dannii and Kylie posed together and appeared on the cover of the UK magazine, Esquire. The magazine sold out within days and was subsequently licensed across the world.

    • Dannii is an Ambassador for the 'Young People with the Terrence Higgins Trust', a UK HIV and sexual health charity.

    • On December 16th 2006, Dannii joined her sister, Kylie Minogue, on stage for a surprise rendition of Kylie's hit, Kids. This was the first time the sisters had performed a song together for over 19 years.

    • In 2005, Dannii posed for a photo to be published in the book Starlust. This photograph was later used as the cover for her 1993 album, Get Into You.

    • In 2004, Dannii's song, Come And Get It was released in Germany as a single. This was the only country it was released in.

    • Dannii is the daughter of Ron Minogue and Carol Jones.

    • Dannii is half--Welsh, as her mother is from Maesteg, Wales.

    • Dannii is the sister of singer, Kylie Minogue.

    • Dannii's height is 5'2" (1.57 m).

    • In September 2006, Dannii's duet with sister Kylie on Young Talent Time was listed at #40 in TV Week's 'Top 50 most memorable moments on Australian television' list.

    • Dannii was engaged to Formula One driver, Jacques Villeneuve, from October 1999, until they broke-up in February 2001.

    • Danni was married to actor Julian McMahon, from January 2nd, 1994 until they divorced in 1995.

    • Dannii's first single was titled Love & Kisses, which was also the title of her debut album released in June 1991.

  • Quotes

    • Dannii: (revealing she was giving up botox) As for botox, the job I do now [The X Factor] I need to express myself so I'm not having that any more,

    • Dannii: (on "The X Factor" co-host Simon Cowell) That man can flirt with a pole! I love it because I'm a big flirt too, and he can't out flirt me. We flirt and we fight.

    • Dannii: (March 2007) There's still a long way to go and a lot to unfold. I don't know why I'm still around and still having hits but I'm taking it day by day and hoping more things pop up, things that I would never even have thought of doing. That's the thrill and the challenge for me and that's what I love.

    • Dannii: (on Ibiza) Friends had been going to Ibiza for years but it wasn't until I went myself that it finally all made sense. Then I realised that it's the place where all the DJ's come together and where all the music that's going to matter over the next twelve months is tried and tested. It's an amazing place to be and I still have to go there every year because I feel like I need that contact with the DJ's because they're such style makers. It's important to me to know what they're up to and peek into their record bags!

    • Dannii: We didn't really have dance music on the radio in Australia. so if you were a kid and you didn't go to clubs, you weren't really aware of it. Then I had my track, Baby Love, remixed by Steve Hurley. That was the first thing I did that was really cool and my love of dance music and clubbing started from there. There were so many different things to be exposed to, I loved going to specialist clubs like R&B - there was no such thing in Australia so I was excitedly discovering all these new sounds.

    • Dannii: (on moving to the UK) When I arrived in the UK, I was completely overwhelmed! I was like a kid in Disneyland. There's no way in the world I thought that all these years later I'd still be living here, writing and producing records. I just remember feeling like a country bumpkin and not knowing what was going on at all. People would get excited because I was going on Blue Peter and I didn't even know what those shows were. I'd be thinking, what are you talking about? What's a Blue Peter badge?! I really had no idea where I was or what I was doing but I didn't care because I was having such a good time.

    • Dannii: (on "Young Talent Time") It was a great training ground but I just loved singing and dancing so I wasn't thinking about anything else. I wasn't even really aware of the stage and the lights, I was just having fun.

    • Dannii: (on growing up) There was a lot of jumping around the lounge room at home singing into a hairbrush. I would see people like Abba and think that looked like a really cool thing to do but never in a million years did I think that was something possible for someone like me.

    • Dannii: (as ambassador for the 'Young People with the Terrence Higgins Trust') It takes politicians, it takes school teachers, it takes parents, it takes volunteers. The charity can't survive or do it alone, but I want to try to help and get the message across. The charity have an incredible team of volunteers and this terrifying disease can be controlled, but it takes education, something every-one of us deserves. Every single penny counts and directly helps thousands of British people with HIV live better.

    • Dannii: I can't imagine having kids. I want to meet the guy, then adore him and finally be like: 'I want to have kids with you'. I've been calling my friends in Sydney and asking them: 'Where do all the hot guys hang out?'

    • Dannii: Meet any group of Aussies in London and within the 10 minutes there'll be talk of Cherry Ripes and Tim Tams. Now that I live in London, I really miss them.

    • Dannii: I like nothing more than to relax at home in my pyjamas. I'm happy just to potter. When it comes to cooking, I make a really good tomato sauce from scratch and a great guacamole.

    • Dannii: (asked to spill a secret skill of sister, Kylie's…) She sews and knits. She has a cupboard full of fabric and sequins and she's got a sewing machine. She finds it very therapeutic.

    • Dannii: (on her friendship with Robbie Williams) Here's an embarrassing story. When we were both at a bar in Berlin, this waiter walks past with a tray of drinks and drops it over my head. I'm in a silk dress, my hair is wet, my dress is wet, my shoes are wet and I have to walk through the lobby of the hotel to my room. Robbie comes over to me and asks if I'm OK. I just said: 'Please don't look at me or speak to me. I have to go now'.

    • Dannii: (on sister, Kylie's, cancer) There was a point where I couldn't take it any more. There's only so much you can do to help - you can't fix everything, it's frustrating.

    • Dannii: (on ex-husband Julian McMahon) My gay friends call me and say he's the best. I speak to him when I'm in LA - we don't speak a lot when I'm in Australia.

    • Dannii: I can't wait for my new album to be released, it's in the style of hot house disco. It will bring other elements to my sound, but keeping in the groove that I found with Neon Nights. I've been inspired by the pumping tunes of DJs working in Ibiza, Miama and Hot House destinations. I have worked with some of the same producers as Neon Nights, and some new ones. My main aim is heavy-fat-bass-lines, I love that thumping feeling. Hopefully I have topped Neon Nights, which was made with lots of love.

    • Dannii: (on sister, Kylie's, 2006 Australian tour) A fan threw a T-shirt up on stage last night, which was a take on Kylie's tour T-shirts that say, 'Kylie says relax'. This one read, 'Char says relax', referring to her Charlene character on Neighbours. It was hysterical - she loves it.

    • Dannii: (on sister, Kylie's, 2006 Australian tour) It's one of the biggest shows I've ever seen - but everyone has been so supportive. She comes off stage and is fine, but I go home completely exhausted, holding my breath, hoping not a little thing goes wrong.

    • Dannii: (on her new role as judge on 'Australia's Got Talent') It's more in my nature to be empathetic and I always get really nervous watching my friends perform. I'll probably be more nervous than the contestants are.