A Canadian-born French pop superstar who rose to fame in the 1980s and topped the charts time and time again for decades after that. Known for giving precious few interviews and doing little to no promotion, she is a deeply mysterious figure with a cult following of fans around the world. Videos and concerts are an integral part of her musical act and its inclination toward taboo subject matters such as sex and death. Mylène Jeanne Gautier born on September 12, 1961, in Montreal, Pierrefonds, Canada, moved to France at the age of eight and attended the Parisian drama school Cours Florent as a teenager. While studying to become an actress, she adopted the name Mylène Farmer in tribute to Frances Farmer, an iconic Hollywood actress from the 1930s.