Stars and months
06 June : Marilyn Monroe
proposé par Lionel

Marilyn Monroe, or Norma Jean Mortenson, was born on 1st June 1926 in Los Angeles. She was an American actress, singer and model. In the beginning of the 50ies, she was a Hollywood star and a sex-symbol.

In 1960, she got the Golden Globe of the best actress in a comedy. She played in a lot of films, like "Men prefer blondes" or "Some like it hot". She was a famous actress, but her private life was horrible.

She died in 1962 in Los Angeles. People don't know if it was a suicide, an overdose of barbiturates or political assassination.

02 February : Kurt Cobain
proposé par Joane
Kurt Donald Cobain was a musician, he was American. He was born on 20th February 1967 in Aberdeen. He died on 5th April 1994 in Seattle.

Kurt was the singer and guitarist of the Group Nirvana. He decided to form this Group in 1987 with Krist Novoselic. Two years later the Group became very important in Seattle. In 1991 the single Smells Like Teen Spirit marked the change of popular music, pop, glam metal, towards grunge and rock.

In 1992 his girlfriend, Courtney love was pregnant. On 24th February they got married in Hawaii. Nine month later their daughter was born. She was called Frances Bean Cobain.

During the last years of his life, Kurt Cobain had to to fight against his addiction to heroin and media pressure. Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle. He had commited sucide and shot himself.

04 April : Serge Gainsbourg
proposé par Mael

Serge Gainsbourg was born on 2nd April 1928 in Paris and died on 2nd March 1991.

He's a famous painter, a pianist, a writer and an actor. His really name is Lucien Ginsburg. He was from Ukraina. He wrote 40 songs for films. He made a buzz ! He burn a 500 French Francs banknote. His nickname is " The man with the cabbage head".

05 May : Gérard Jugnot
proposé par Malika

Gérard Jugnot was born on 4th May 1951 in Paris. He is a French actor. He has been known worldwide since 1980. He is also an actor, a director, a screenwriter and a film producer.

He began with the company of "The Splendid".

He played in many films, for example "Les Bronzés", "Santa Claus is a scumbag" and "the Chorists".

Gerard Jugnot is easily recognizable: he is short and bald and he has a shrill voice.

He has made wonderful films as "Pinot simple flic" and "Tandem". He regularly sings with "Les Enfoirés". He got about ten prizes (Caesar and Molière). In 2009 he received the French distinction "Officer of the Order of Merit".

06 June : Johnny Depp
proposé par Sabrina

John Christopher Depp was born on 9th June in 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is an American actor, film producer, and musician. He got famous in 1980 because everybody liked his role in the television series "21 Jump Street".

After that, he played in "Edward Scissorhands" and other films. But in 1990, he worked with Tim Burton, one of his good friends. Tim Burton was the best film producer for Johnny and together they have made 8 films.

He lived in France with his ex wife, Vanessa Paradis from 1998 until 2012. Now, he is alone and he's still making films.

11 November : Shy'm
proposé par Pauline

Shy'm is a French singer and a dancer. Shy'm is her artist name. Her real name is Tamara Marthe. She was born on 28th November 1985. She's from Martinique but she was born in Trappes in France. She has a sister and a brother.

On 15th September 2006, she sang her first song, "femme de couleur". Then, she made several albums. Her last CD was released in June. It was called "Caméléon". Shy'm is coming to Switzerland on 7th December for a concert at the Arena. Last year, she took part in a TV show (Danse avec les stars) and she was the winner.

06 June : Johnny Depp
proposé par Maeva

Johnny Depp was born on 9th June 1963 in Owensboro in Etats-Unis. He is now 49 years old.

He is a famous American actor, film maker, guitarist, scenarist and movie producer. His parents are called Betty Sue Palmer and John Christopher Depp. He has one stepbrother called Daniel who is a writer, but he also has two sisters, called Debbie and Christie. He was Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, or the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, or Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows etc...

His children are called Lily-Rose Melody and Jack John Christopher III. Lily was born on 27th Mai 1999 and Jack was born on 9th April 2002. His wife called Vanessa Paradis, but on 19th June 2012, they separated.

03 March : Justin Biber
proposé par Mathilde

Justin Bieber was born on 1st March 1994 in Canada. He is a singer, a song writer, a dancer and an actor. He can play the piano, the guitar, percussion and the trumpett.

When he was a child, he liked to play football, chess but he didn't show his first hobby: Music & Singing. At the age of 11, he learned alone how to play the guitar, the piano and the trumpett.

When he was 12 years old, he made small videos and his mother posted them on YouTube. His career started in 2008 when a talent manager Scooter Braun discovered him with his videos song. His first song was released in 2009 it was called One Time and in November 2009 he made his first album, My World Tour. In November 2011, he made the song Under the Mistleloe. In 2012, he was the third famous international celebrity.

His last song, Beauty and a Beat with Nicki Minaj, has had 91'505'626 views on YouTube and is world famous.

04 April : Gad Elmaleh
proposé par Quentin

He was born on 19th April 1971 in Casablanca. His father was called David and was a storekeeper. He has a brother called Ariéand and a sister called Judith.

Gad Elmaleh's an actor, comedian, a humorist, a film director, a singer and a musician. When he was 17 he left to Montréal to study politics. After that, he came to France to do an artistic training for 2 years and a half. He is the godfather of the associations "The silence of the just men", "Act and react" and "the téléthon". He has played in 32 films and has made 4 one man shows.

06 February: Bob Marley
proposé par Maxime

Best known under the name Bob Marley, Robert Nesta Marley is the greatest reggae singer of all times. He was born on February 6th 1945 in Nine Miles in Jamaica. He came from a very poor family.

Bob Marley began to work in a hotel. Then he found a passion for music, took singing lessons and even began to write his own songs. The friends that he met during the years pass, showed him the Rastafarian culture and at the beginning of the 60s Bob Marley founded a music group which became famous: The Wailers, with Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Their reputation grew in Jamaica with the release of their first albums. In 1976 Bob Marley made reggae famous with the song "No. Woman, No. Cry".

Bob Marley became then the spokesman of the whole Rastafarian culture which was very famous in Europe with titles like: "Stop The Train", "Get Up, Stand Up", "I Shot the Sheriff", "Burnin ' and Lootin". He became an idol of a whole generation, Bob Marley was unfortunately struck by a systemic cancer. His other passion was football. Sick, Bob Marley saw his career declining at the same time as his health. Bob Marley died on May 11th 1981. He has sold 200 millions of discs and remains the berst known reggae musician.

05 May : Adele
proposé par Viviane

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5th May 1988 in Tottenham (London), in Great Britain. Her singer name is Adele. She's an English singer, songwriter and musician. She started singing in 2006. Her music style is blues, folk, soul and neo soul. She has won a lot of awards.

She started singing when she was 4 years old. When she was young, she had a lot of idols. She wrote her first song "Hometown Glory" (it's in her album) when she was sixteen. XL Recordings discovered Adele, because a friend of her posted 3 songs from her on MySpace. "Hometown Glory" was published in October 2007 and "Chasing Pavements" on 14th January 2008, two weeks before her first album: "19". This album was number 1 in UK and won three times platinum. Already in July 2009, "19" was sold more than 2 million times in the world. She took part in a TV show: Saturday Night Live, that helped her to become even more famous. After that, on 24th January 2011, her second album: "21" was released in the UK. It also became available on 22nd February 2011 in the USA. It was a big commercial success. On the first week after its release, this album was sold 208'000 times in the UK.

In November 2011, Adele had an operation on her vocal cords, but luckily it went well. Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki became parents in 2012. Their son was born on 19th October 2012.

On 5th October 2012, Skyfall, her newest song was released. It's the title song of the 23th James Bond movie: Skyfall.

12 December : Left Boy
proposé par Emilie
Left Boy (real name Ferdinand Samitz) is a famous young singer, only 23 years old. He was born on December 17th, 1988 in Austria.

At the age 18, he went to New York to study at the audio Institut for one year. After that, he returned for a short time to Vienna, his hometown, and finally moved to Brooklyn as an artist and producer.

In December 2010, he made his first mixtape "The Second Coming". He released his second album in mid-2011 but it isn't a real album because there are samples of songs.
24 February : Steve Jobs
proposé par Leila

Steve Jobs was born on 24th February 1955 in San Francisco and he died on 5th October 2011. He was American and he's very famous because he was the general manager of Apple. Apple's a electronic brand known worldwide. Before working for Apple, he founded 'NeXT' and the Pixar animation studios.

His real parents were American and Syrian but he was adopted shortly after his birth by Paul and Clara Jobs. In 1991, Steve Jobs maried Laurene Powell. He had 3 children. He also had a girl with Chris-Ann Brennan but they weren't married.

When he was in High School in Cupertino in 1972, Steve Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he abandoned his studies after one semester.

On 1st April 1976, Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs created the Apple company. The name 'Apple' was chosen by Steve Jobs because he was vegetarian.

10 October : Katy Perry
proposé par Sylvain

Katy Perry (Elizabeth Hudson) is an American pop singer. She was born on 25th October 1984 in California, around the influence of gospel music. She had a lot of success in 2008 with the title " I kissed a girl", then two albums , "One of the Boys" and "Teenage Dream".

Her parents were evangelists. She has a sister and a brother. The first album "One of the Boys" was released on 17th July 2008 and she has sold more than 5 million albums." Teenage Dream" was released on 26th March 2012 and he went platinum in the USA.

09 September : Amy Winehouse
proposé par Alessia

Amy Jade Winehouse was born on 14th September 1983 in London. She was a British singer and composer. She took her first singing lesson when she was eight.
Her father was called Mitchell, he was taxi driver. Her mother was called Janis, she was a pharmacist. She had an elder brother, his called Alex.

She loved Jazz. She played the guitar. She released her first album "Frank" in 2003, then in 2006, "Black to Black". The media paid attention to her look, her haircut, her tattoos and her eye-liner. The singer had depression, addiction and alcoholism problems. The 23th July 2011, she was found dead in her flat. She died of an alcohol overdose.

06 June : Jean Dujardin
proposé par Anthony

Jean Dujardin was born on 19th June 1972 in France. He is a famous actor. He started his career in Paris in theaters and bars. Then he made little video on youtube, he played the part of Brice de Nice. He played in a series with Alexandra Lamy: Un garçon une fille.

He made the film Brice de Nice in 2005. He won a nomination for the César of the best actor for OSS 117 in 2007. After that he played in OSS Rio ne répond plus. He played Lucky Luke in the film Lucky Luke. Then he played in The Artist and he won the Oscar of the best actor.

01 January : Orlando Bloom
proposé par Lucas

Orlando Bloom is a British actor who was born on the 13th January 1977. He played in a lot of good films: Pirates of the Caraïbeans, Troy and the Lord of the Rings.

He has got a sister, Samantha who was born in 1975. He moved to London when he was 16 years old. When people saw The Lord of the Rings, everyone loved him. It's an important success in his life. And then, he played in a lot of other films. Now, he's got a wife, Miranda Kerr and a son, Flynn who was born in 2011.

08 August: Orelsan
proposé par Fanny

Orelsan is his stage name and his real name is Aurélien Cotentin. He was born in France on the 1st of August, in 1982. He grew up in Alençon, then he moved to Caen. His parents are teachers and he studied one year in a University in Florida.

Orelsan is a famous hip hop and rap artist. His firt album was "Perdu d'avance" and it was a success. In 2011 he realesed his second album called "Le chant des sirènes". In 2012 Orelsan won an awards at the Victoires de la musique, in the category "rap and urban album of the year".

01 January : Elvis Presley
proposé par Victor

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on the 8th January 1935 in Tupelo, Mississipi, USA. He lived of course in Memphis, Tenessee.

He was a famous actor and singer. He sold 1 billion records, it is a world record. He played in 31 movies and made 1156 concerts. He sang and played the guitar and the piano.

He stared singing in 1953. We called him "the king". He married Priscillia Ann Beaulieu and they had a daughter on 1st January. She was called Lisa-Marie.

He died on the 16th August 1977 in Memphis.

28. March
proposé par Kim

Lady Gaga is Called Stefani Germanotta. She was born on 28tn March 1984 in New York. She's Italian. Natali is her little sister. Stefani studied at Tisch Art Scholl.

She became Lady Gaga because her producer compared her vocal style to Freddy Mercury's style and he called Stefani Gaga like the song "Radio Gaga". She used it as her artist's name an then it was "Lady Gaga".

In 2011, she was named by Forbes magazine "the most powerful woman of the year". She has sold 103 millions of records and her singles were downloaded 20 millions times.