Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue

Born

5/28/1968, Melbourne, Australia

Birth Name

Kylie Ann Minogue

Gender

Female
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Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours" (1985) which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began purely by accident when a…more

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  • Trivia

    • Kylie and The Wiggles teamed up in 2009 to record the song Monkey Man. The song appears on the Wiggles' release, The Wiggles Go Bananas.

    • Kylie is ranked #88 in the "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM".

    • In August of 2008, Kylie wrapped up her KylieX2008 world tour, performing a total of 52 shows. The tour was labelled her best and most successful yet. Kylie has now announced she plans on performing 3 more shows in Australia and New Zealand.

    • In June 2008, Kylie was voted the celebrity who is growing old most glamorously. The poll was conducted by website xRank, with more than 36,000 Brits taking part.

    • At the Brit Awards on the 20th of February, 2008, Kylie won the International Female Solo Artist award.

    • As of March 2008, Kylie had sold in excess of 60 million records.

    • In order to promote her new album, X, and gain popularity in the US, she performed on the April 1, 2008, episode of Dancing With The Stars, which was watched by over 20 million viewers.

    • In February 2008, Kylie unveiled 'Kylie At Home,' her own home furnishing range.

    • In 2008, Kylie was added to PETA's Worst-Dressed Celebrities, after she was spotted with a python skin purse.

    • Kylie released her third perfume label Showtime in February 2008.

    • In December of 2007, it was announced that Kylie would receive an OBE on the British New Year's honours list for her services to music.

    • Kylie was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

    • In April 2007, Kylie and Swedish fashion company 'H&M', released their new bikini line, H&M Loves Kylie. As well as helping design the range, Kylie will also be the face of the label's advertising campaign.

    • In March 2007, it was revealed that Kylie's ex-boyfriend, Olivier Martinez was seeing another woman for up to a couple of months before Kylie split with him.

    • On Australia Day 2007 (January 26th), Kylie was voted favourite Aussie by male grooming firm 'Eye BioBotanics'.

    • Kylie was voted the most inspirational celebrity of 2006 by Britain's teenage girls. The Aussie pop princess won the poll conducted in Sugar magazine.

    • Kylie was scheduled to spend Christmas with her family in Australia, but flew home on December 18th, 2006, amid speculation Olivier Martinez had an affair with 24-year-old model Sarai Givati.

    • Kylie opened her Melbourne leg of her 2006 Australian tour by performing a duet with sister, Dannii. Kylie and Dannii shared vocals on the Kylie-Robbie Williams hit, Kids.

    • In December 2006, Kylie released the news she will see in the New Year with a concert at London's Wembley Arena.

    • She is the Celebrity Ambassador for the "Kids Helpline" in Australia.

    • Kylie has her own lingere line called "Love Kylie".

    • The word "Kylie" is Aboriginal for boomerang.

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

    • Kylie has signed with Coty Inc, one of the world's top fragrance houses, to release her own perfume.

    • Now that Kylie has recovered from her illness, she is thinking of starting a family.

    • Kylie's boyfriend, as of 2006, is actor Olivier Martinez.

    • Kylie's Official website is http://www.kylie.com/

    • In 1989 Kylie did a duet with Jason Donovan (her then boyfriend and on-screen love), titled 'Specially for You.'
      It was a major success in the United Kingdom.

    • Kylie at the age of 11 started appearing in soap operas such as Skyways, The Sullivans and The Henderson Kids.

    • Kylie has been signed with the following labels:
      Mushroom (AUS, 1987–present)
      PWL (UK, 1987–1992)
      Deconstruction (UK, 1993–1998)
      Parlophone (UK, 1999–present)
      Geffen (U.S., 1987–1989)
      Capitol (U.S., 2001–present)

    • Kylie's albums include:
      1988: Kylie
      1989: Enjoy Yourself
      1990: Rhythm of Love
      1991: Let's Get to It
      1994: Kylie Minogue
      1998: Impossible Princess
      2000: Light Years
      2001: Fever
      2003: Body Language
      2004: Ultimate Kylie
      2007: X

    • Kylie gave her first singing performance in 1983 on Young Talent Time on which her sister Dannii was already a regular.

    • On the 6th of February 2004, Kylie performed "Every Breath You Take" at a special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honour the singer and activist Sting. The evening celebrated Sting's contribution to popular music, and honoured his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation.

    • On Valentine's Night 2004 Kylie performed a 6 song set to 3,000 US fans at Avalon in New York City for the Queer Eye For The Straight Guy CD Soundtrack launch party. The set included "Come Into My World," "Red Blooded Woman," "The Loco- motion," "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," "Slow" and "Love At First Sight." As an encore Kylie treated fans to an impromptu acapella of "Your Disco Needs You."

    • In December 2003 Kylie performed 'Slow' on the German TV show Wetten Daas!. Behind the scenes rehearsal footage was also filmed for exclusive use on kylie.com.

    • On the 28th of February 2004 Kylie appeared live at the club GAY at London's Astoriato promote her album "Light Years". She performed Made In Heaven, Red Blooded Woman, What Do I Have To Do?, Confide In Me, Too Far, The Loco-Motion, Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Chocolate, Slow, On A Night Like This & Love At First sight. As an encore Kylie sang Better The Devil You Know.

    • 2nd March 2004 - Kylie appeared on UK radio on the "Chris Moyles Show" on Radio 1.

      3rd March 2004 - Kylie then appeared on UK radio on the "Chris Tarrant Show" on Capital Radio.

    • Kylie performed 'Red Blooded Woman' at the German Echo Awards on Saturday 6th March 2004

      Kylie then performed "Red Blooded Woman" and "Slow" at The Dome, in Berlin, Germany to over 10,000 fans on the 7th March 2004

    • In 1988 Kylie performed 'Made In Heaven' at the Royal Variety Performance.

    • Kylie and her music have appeared in many TV commercials including:
      2001 - Eurostar
      2000 - Pepsi Cola
      2002 - Kids Help Line Australia

    • In 1988 Kylie won two TV Week Logie Awards. The Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress and The Gold Logie.

    • In 1987 Kylie Won a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress for her role in Neighbours.

    • In 2002 Kylie was nominated for a MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo in Moulin Rouge. She played the Green Fairy.

    • Has sung on stage with Madonnna. But not Britney as she doesn't want to become in her words 'a prissy pop queen'.

    • She has sung live on stage with Robbie Williams, with their joint succesful single 'Kids'.

    • She adores chocolate, especially Cadbury's Easter Eggs.

    • Her sister Dani Minogue, is often pitted against her for the best looking. Seeing as Kylie has a bigger fanbase, she almost always wins.

    • As of 2006, her most recent number one single was 'I Believe' which reached Number 1 in Sept. 2005.

    • Her favourite qoute is "Kiley, Kiley, Oh So Smiley!"

    • She has recovered from breast cancer.

    • Kylie is 4 feet, 11¾ inches tall.

    • She holds the record for the highest concert ticket sales for a female performer in Australia.

    • Kylie won her first Grammy at the 2003, 46th Grammy Awards for the category "Best Dance Recording" for her song "Come Into My World."

    • She was #49 on Maxim's Hot 100 2004.

    • Kylie was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer in May 2005.

    • Kylie once dated Michael Hutchince of INXS.

    • Kylie was voted the 15th greatest pop culture icon of all time in a UK poll.

  • Quotes

    • Kylie: (revealing she'd like to return to acting to show her comic side) I've done a few little comedy bits and pieces as a guest and I love it. It's so much fun. It's where I come from so I'm very comfortable to go back to that. It's not well known that I'm funny but I am. People who know me will tell you.

    • Kylie: I don't try to be a sex bomb. I am one.

    • Kylie: Part of me is a sexual exhibitionist.

    • Kylie: I didn't want to fizzle out. I had to keep going, like a little Shetland pony.

    • Kylie (after the announcement she would receive an OBE): I am almost as surprised as I am honoured to be awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen. I feel deeply touched to be acknowledged by the UK, my adopted home, in this way. This last year I have felt so much love and support from everyone as I took greater steps back into the public domain, and it is with absolute gratitude and joy that I say farewell to 2007 and look forward to what the new year will bring.

    • Kylie: Jason is a great guy. I got a lovely message from him when I was really sick. His life's good now, so he's in a good mindset to look back. I'll buy a copy for sure!
      (Kylie commenting on rumors that Jason Donovan's tell-all book will expose details about her)

    • Kylie: (on rumors Jason Donovan's tell-all book will expose details about her)Jason is a great guy. I got a lovely message from him when I was really sick [with . His life's good now, so he's in a good mindset to look back. I'll buy a copy for sure!

    • Kylie: Sex is the most natural thing in the world. When I'm in a relationship, I like lots of it. I like to be swept off my feet. But I do have a very low boredom threshold.

    • Kylie (on Olivier): We talk a lot on the phone and it can get quite steamy - we miss each other. The bills are quite high, but that's the way we communicate with each other.

    • Kylie: Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it's for work, so I'm in and out and jetlagged and stressed.

    • Kylie: Having had cancer, one important thing to know is you're still the same person at the end. You're stripped down to near zero. But most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before.

    • Kylie: I was virtually a prisoner in the house. I was completely thrown into another world. (Refering to when she found out about her cancer)

    • Kylie: I wrote lyrics that were intensely personal to me a few years ago. Maybe people know me better now.

    • Kylie: (On finding out she had breast cancer) The moment my doctor told me, I went silent. My mum and dad were with me, then we all went to pieces. I was saying, No, I've got my flight to Sydney in two hours. I'm getting on a plane.

    • Kylie (on her greatest achievement): That's always a difficult question. Still being here! The point of my job is to entertain and make it look easy, so I guess it's the parts you don't often see which make me feel proud. All the behind the scenes work, the fears and insecurities I have to face and overcome to improve myself as a person and performer, all of the people who believe in me and encourage me. As you can see the list starts to go on and on. My sense of achievement is a study in motion and there's much I wish to accomplish in the future, professional and personal.

    • Kylie (on her "Money Can't Buy" tour): The band have been rehearsing for the last five weeks, the dancers for the just over three weeks, and me whenever I could, so I'm the last bit! It has been pretty intense. I'm trying to look really calm but it has been an intense few weeks leading up to today! Not very oldies though; we are stepping marginally back in time! It's always difficult choosing - for a start choosing which new songs to perform from the album and then what's gonna work with the old ones. But, yeah, there's a couple of surprises in store and also some real trainspotter surprises too.

    • Kylie: I am so excited to be performing once again at GAY. There's an atmosphere there that is unlike anywhere else. Last time I performed there they had a huge clock counting down the minutes until the show and by the time I came on the crowd was at fever pitch. It's a special venue for me and I have some amazing memories of gigs gone by. So many of the audience go to great lengths to make special outfits and they know the lyrics to the songs better than I do.

    • Kylie: I'm so happy that my costumes have found a home here in Melbourne, my home town, where I know they will be cared for and preserved. Its just such an honour that the Performing Arts Collection wanted it all. What I imagine people will want to see is the wear and tear, the ingrained make-up after fifty shows, where the audio-pack rubs these are things that for me, bring costumes to life.

    • Kylie: When I was eight, my pals and I went up to my bedroom, put on our party frocks and mimed to ABBA records using broom handles as microphones.

    • Kylie (on making her album "Fever"): I'm totally shattered. Everything has been so crazy. I've been trying to get my act together, but I am so exhausted I can barely string a sentence together. Making this album has really taken its toll.

    • Kylie:People see me as Kylie the singer. It would be a dream for me to be taken seriously as an actress.

    • Kylie (on her 2006 NYE concert in London): I've been to some great New Year's parties over the years and I can't wait to host what will be the biggest party of all.

    • Kylie: When someone follows you into the loo, that's a pain. But it's mostly a pleasure to be in a position to make people happy.

    • Kylie: The Sun in London ran a front page declaring my bum a national treasure. I really did laugh at that. Its not like it can actually do anything, except wiggle.

    • Kylie: I've had a lot of tragic hairdos and outfits.

    • Kylie: I've been accustomed to being famous and having a certain level of attention for 14 years, but in the last few months, it's changed. It's like on the arcade game, I've gone up to the next level.

    • Kylie: I'm just a natural flirt, but I don't see it in a sexual way. A lot of the time I'm like an overexcited puppy.

    • Kylie: I instinctively know where to draw the line. I genuinely feel that because people know me so well they understand my personality.

    • Kylie: I had my fun years ago. When you're older, you think about when you didn't have a care in the world. From 20 to 24, it was wild.

    • Kylie: I get the lyrics of a tune and interpret them my way.

    • Kylie: "Can't Get You Out of My Head" had been No. 1 in I don't know how many countries, but I still wasn't signed to an American record company!

    • Kylie: I never say never about a lot of things. Whatever you want, then more power to you. If someone feels they have to live up to a certain image, then I can kind of understand that pressure because I'm considered to be one of those images, and I know how unreal they are.

    • Kylie (on her new perfume range): The launch of my new fragrance coincides with a new chapter of my life.

    • Kylie: I'm taking it slowly. We're taking one baby step at a time. I'm not sure what shape things are going to take yet. It's fun to be working again and making music.

      - May 2006.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Another pop idol of mine.

    10
    I love Kylie Minogue. She has such a beautiful voice, and her music is very unique. I have a big mix of her big hits like "Can't Get You Outta My Head," "I Believe In You," "Come Into My World," "Loving Days," "Love At First Sight," and more. She has a very sweet voice which matches her songs.



    I also know she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year. I didn't know that until a few weeks ago. When I found that out, I cried. I haven't read anything new yet, but I really hope she recovers from this. I know she's being treated for it though. Damn it I wish Breast Cancer didn't exist!



    Like Kate Bush, Kylie's a great role model too. They both have been through a lot. And I think Kylie's very strong. She's hanging in there, and I think she'll make it. I believe in her. Honestly, I don't know how I'd handle myself if I had cancer.



    God bless you Kylie. You're very strong.moreless
  • Bubbly Personality ... you can always count on Kylie for a smile.

    9.0
    I have been a Kylie fan for years!

    I started watching her on Neighbours when I was very young and wished she did a bit more acting but music is her passion.

    In Australia I grew up with her music and the style and beat of it always makes me happy.

    In all the interviews I have seen of her she is always happy and smiling even if she is going through tough times.moreless
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