Carla Bruni Sarkozy is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and fashion model. She was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. In 2008, she married Nicolas Sarkozy, then president of France. She has sold 5 million albums during her career.
About Carla Bruni in brief
Carla Bruni Sarkozy is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and fashion model. In 2008, she married Nicolas Sarkozy, then president of France. Bruni was born in Italy and moved to France at the age of seven. She was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j’étais elle. In 2013, Bruni released her fourth album, Little French Songs. In 2017, she released her fifth album, French Touch. She has sold 5 million albums during her career. She is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her legal grandfather, Virginio Bruni Tedeschi. In 2010, her song Three Days With Other Women was used in H&M’s Christmas 2006 commercial. A 1993 nude photograph of Bruni taken during her modelling career sold at auction for US$91,000 – more than 60 times the expected price. She dated Eric Clapton, then Mick Jagger. In 1997, she quit the world of fashion to devote herself to music. In 2009, she created the Carla Brun i-Sarkozy Foundation to promote access to culture and knowledge for all. Her paternal grandparents and her maternal grandfather were Italian, while the last quarter of her ancestry is French. She went to Paris to study art and architecture, but left school at 19 to become a model.
Paul Marciano, president and creative director of Guess? Inc., came across her picture among composite cards of aspiring models and chose her to model with Estelle Lefébure in campaigns for Guess? jeans. She subsequently worked for designers and fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Givenchy, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Yves Saint-Laurent, Shiatzy Chen, Chanel and Versace. In 2002, her debut album, Quelqu’un m’a dit, was released in Europe being a surprise hit, selling 2 million copies. It eventually spent thirty-four weeks in the top 10 of the French Albums Chart. In 2004, she won the Victoire Award for Female Artist of the Year at the 2004 Victoires de la Musique. She also appeared in Hans Canosa’s American Conversations with Other Women, the 2005 film about the American Civil War, and in the 2007 film Le Beau du quartier Plus Plus Plus, the movie of the same name. In January 2010, she appeared in the movie Le Divorce, and the title track was featured in the 2003 movie Le Summer’L’Lorce’ In January 2011, she starred in the film Le Plus Plus Le Quartier Plus, which was based on the book The Secret Life of the American Girl by Joanne Gair. She had a half-sister Consuelo Remmert.