Brian Molko Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Brian Molko Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight57 kg
Date of BirthDecember 10, 1972
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Boyfriend/GirlfriendNone

Brian Molko is a British musician and songwriter known for being the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Placebo. His distinctive nasal, high-pitched voice along with his androgynous lifestyle, which includes wearing makeup and dressing up in feminine outfits, provide him with a very distinct personality. He along with his band, Placebo, enjoys a large fan following.

Born Name

Brian Molko

Nick Name

Molks, Smiler

Brian Molko performing in skirt in 2007
Brian Molko performing in skirt in 2007 (Marinjo_zg / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Brussels, Belgium

Nationality

British

Education

Brian initially went to European School of Luxembourg (ESL) but after his family settled in Sandweiler, Luxembourg, Brian attended the American International School of Luxembourg.

Later Molko went to Goldsmiths College in London where he studied drama.

Occupation

Musician, Singer-Songwriter, Actor

Family

  • Father – An American Banker
  • Mother – Melle Farrell/Farrel
  • Siblings – Stuart (Older Brother)

Manager

Brian is managed by Riverman Management.

Genre

Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Glam Punk, Experimental Rock

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Harmonica, Saxophone, Percussion, Drums

Labels

EMI, Virgin, Hut, Caroline, PIAS

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse

Brian has dated –

  1. Liza Walker (1998) – Molko started dating the British actress Liza Walker around the year 1998. They went out for a short period of time and soon parted ways.
  2. Helena Berg (2005) – Vietnamese photographer Helena Berg went out with Placebo frontman Brian Molko in 2005. Although they separated the same year, the ex-couple has a son named Cody (born 2005) out of this relationship.
  3. Carol Wojtyla (2007) – Carol Wojtyla is a Brazilian Disc Jockey who dated Brian in the summer of 2007. But the affair soon dissolved the same year.
Placebo bidding goodbye at the GEBA Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 2009
Placebo bidding goodbye at the GEBA Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina in April 2009 (Santiagomarinpineda / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Brian has Sephardi Jewish-Italian roots on his father’s side with Scottish and Irish roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Bisexual

Distinctive Features

  • High-pitched vocals
  • Androgynous looks

Brand Endorsements

Brian signed an endorsement contract in 2010, to use Orange Amps.

Brian Molko of Placebo performing at Frequency Festival 2017
Brian Molko of Placebo performing at Frequency Festival 2017 (Biha / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Religion

His religious beliefs are unknown.

Best Known For

Being the co-founder, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the alternative rock band, Placebo.

First Album

Brian released the self-titled debut album with his band, Placebo, on June 17, 1996, and settled on number #5 on the UK Albums Chart.

First Film

His theatrical movie debut was made in the British-American drama film, Velvet Goldmine, in 1998 in which he was cast as Malcolm, a singer of the fictional glam rock band, “The Flaming Creatures”.

First TV Show

Brian made his TV show debut in an episode of the comedy show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks in 1997.

Personal Trainer

Brian Molko’s workout routine and diet plan are not known.

Brian Molko Favorite Things

His favorite things are unknown.

Brian Molko at Rock'n'Heim Rock Festival at Hockenheim in August 2014
Brian Molko at Rock’n’Heim Rock Festival at Hockenheim in August 2014 (Sven Mandel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Brian Molko Facts

  1. Molko grew up in a strict household where his artistic pursuits were looked down upon and his father, who himself was an international banker, wanted him to follow the suit.
  2. He took up the androgynous lifestyle intending it as a sign of rebel.
  3. Brian was also extremely bullied at the European School of Luxembourg, which resulted in his leaving the school.
  4. Both Molko and Placebo’s co-founder Stefan Olsdal went to the American International School of Luxembourg but they weren’t friends then.
  5. He suffered from a major depressive disorder in his late twenties which initiated his excessive drug intake. He also felt alone and alienated during his childhood.
  6. Molko had indulged in almost every sort of drug which also reflects in the name and work of his band, Placebo.
  7. In 2016, he claimed that he has completely given up on all types of drugs.
  8. He is lactose intolerant.
  9. He is fluent in French due to his upbringing in Luxembourg. He has sung and written a few songs in both English and French.
  10. Molko was charted as the 39th of the 50 sexiest rock stars by the readers of Kerrang! magazine in 2005.
  11. Previously, he has occasionally worked as a disc jockey in the clubs.
  12. Molko self-trained himself with guitar lessons and received a Telecaster replica as a present from his parents when he was 16.
  13. You can visit his band’s official website @ placeboworld.co.uk.
  14. Brian is not individually present on social media but, you can follow Placebo on Instagram and Twitter.

Featured Image by Marinjo_zg / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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