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Jane Birkin

(1946-), Actress and fashion model

Sitter in 7 portraits
Actress and singer. Appeared as the blonde would-be fashion model in Antonioni's Blow Up (1966). After Birkin's first marriage to composer John Barry ended, she married French singer-provocateur Serge Gainsbourg in 1968. Together they recorded Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus (1969). Their erotic appeal ensured the single was banned by the BBC, but it went on to become an international hit. Featured in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2001, Birkin was Awarded an OBE for her services to acting and to Anglo-French cultural relations.

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Jane Birkin, by David Bailey - NPG P950

Jane Birkin

by David Bailey
bromide print, March 1969
On display at The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NPG P950

Jane Birkin, by Eric Swayne - NPG x135472

Jane Birkin

by Eric Swayne
selenium-toned silver print, 1965
NPG x135472

The cast of 'Passion Flower Hotel', by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x137609

The cast of 'Passion Flower Hotel'

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 29 June 1965
NPG x137609

Jane Birkin, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x128496

Jane Birkin

by Patrick Lichfield
giclée colour print, June 1969
NPG x128496

Sir Dirk Bogarde; Jane Birkin, by Piet Goethals - NPG x199407

Sir Dirk Bogarde; Jane Birkin

by Piet Goethals
inkjet print on Baryta paper, 1990
NPG x199407

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Jane Birkin

published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co Ltd, after Unknown photographer
halftone reproduction, published 1969
NPG D48359

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