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Jane Birkin Height, Weight, Age, Death, Net Worth, Family

Jane Birkin Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 57 kg
Date of Birth December 14, 1946
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Date of Death July 16, 2023

Jane Birkin was a British singer, musician, actor, director, voice actor, and writer. She lent her name to the popular Birkin handbags by the luxury brand Hermès. Her film credits include Le Mouton enragé, Death on the Nile, Blowup, Kaleidoscope, Lucky PierreThe Very Merry Widows, and A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries.

Born Name

Jane Mallory Birkin

Nick Name

Jane

Jane Birkin as seen at the American film festival in Deauville, Normandie, France in 1985
Jane Birkin as seen at the American film festival in Deauville, Normandie, France in 1985 (Roland Godefroy / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Age

She was born on December 14, 1946.

Died

On July 16, 2023, Jane Birkin was found dead at her home in Paris, France. She was 76 years old at the time and the cause of her demise was reported to be her years-long battle with cancer.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

She resided in Paris, France.

Nationality

British

 

Education

Jane Birkin studied at Miss Ironside’s School in Kensington as well as attended Upper Chine School located on the Isle of Wight.

Occupation

Singer, Musician, Actor, Director, Voice Actor, Writer

Family

  • Father – David Birkin (A Royal Navy lieutenant commander and World War II spy)
  • Mother – Judy Campbell (Actor, Stage Artist)
  • Siblings – Andrew Birkin (Older Brother) (Screenwriter, Director). She also had one sister.
  • Others – John Arthur Gamble (professionally known as J.A. Campbell) (Maternal Grandfather) (Stage Artist, Author), Mary (née Fulton) (Maternal Grandmother) (Stage Artist), David Birkin (Nephew) (Artist, Photographer), Anno Birkin (1980-2001) (Nephew) (Poet, Musician) (Was killed in a car accident), Ned Birkin (Nephew) (Actor, Writer), Emily Jane (Niece), Thomas Bernie (Nephew), Karen Birkin (Sister-In-Law, Andrew’s Wife) (Artist)

Genre

Soundtrack

Instruments

Vocals

Net Worth

According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth was $20 Million at the time of her death.

Build

Slim

Jane Birkin (Right) smiling in a picture with her 2nd daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2010
Jane Birkin (Right) smiling in a picture with her 2nd daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2010 (Olivier Pacteau / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jane Birkin had dated –

  1. John Barry (1964-1969) – She was 17 years old when she met composer and conductor of film music John Barry when he cast Birkin in his musical Passion Flower Hotel. The duo started dating in 1964. They got married the following year and welcomed a daughter named Kate Barry on April 8, 1967. Kate went on to become a fashion photographer who worked for Vogue and The Sunday Times Magazine and died on December 11, 2013, as a result of a fall from her 4th-floor apartment. Jane Birkin and John divorced in 1969.
  2. Eric Swayne (1965-1966) – She reportedly had an affair with Eric Swayne from 1965 to 1966.
  3. Serge Gainsbourg (1968-1980) – In 1968, she met French singer, songwriter, actor, composer, and director Serge Gainsbourg on the set of the 1969 satirical romantic comedy-drama film Slogan and they began dating. The relationship lasted 12 years but they never got married. Their daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg was born on July 21, 1971, and the couple separated in 1980 due to Gainsbourg’s alcoholism and violence. She went on to describe him as “a very difficult man to live with”.
  4. Jacques Doillon (1980-1992) – From 1980 to 1992, she was romantically involved with French director and screenwriter Jacques Doillon. They had a daughter named Lou Doillon (b. September 4, 1982).
  5. Olivier Rolin (1995-1996) – She dated French writer Olivier Rolin from 1995 to 1996.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Jane Birkin was of English descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Appearance

Brand Endorsements

Jane Birkin was cast in a TV commercial for Woolite in 1976.

In 2005, she did a print advert for the skin care product “Imedeen”.

Jane Birkin as seen while smiling at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Jane Birkin as seen while smiling at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival (Georges Biard / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Jane Birkin Facts

  1. She spent her childhood years growing up in Chelsea.
  2. It was her mother who gave her the middle name “Mallory” which was inspired by the name of Arthurian author Sir Thomas Malory.
  3. Describing herself as a “shy English girl”, Jane Birkin once stated she was bullied for her looks; “I suffered a lot because of my physique, especially at boarding school. The others said I was half boy, half girl. I had no breasts, not even a developing bosom. It was horrible.”
  4. She had citizenship in both the United Kingdom and France.

Featured Image by Roland Godefroy / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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