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Overview (5)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France  (lung cancer)
Birth NameJean-Philippe Léo Smet
Nicknames L'idole des jeunes
The French Elvis Presley
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Johnny Hallyday was born on June 15, 1943 in Paris, France as Jean-Philippe Léo Smet. He was married to Laeticia Hallyday, Adeline Blondieau, Elisabeth Etienne and Sylvie Vartan. He died on December 5, 2017 in Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Spouse (5)

Laeticia Hallyday (25 March 1996 - 5 December 2017) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Adeline Blondieau (16 April 1994 - 9 May 1995) ( divorced)
Adeline Blondieau (9 July 1990 - 11 June 1992) ( divorced)
Elisabeth Etienne (1 December 1981 - 3 February 1982) ( divorced)
Sylvie Vartan (12 April 1965 - 5 November 1980) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (25)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their very first gig as support for the French heartthrob at the Paris Olympia in October 1966.
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Father of David Hallyday with Sylvie Vartan.
Has his look-alike puppet in the French show Les Guignols de l'info (1988).
Father of Laura Smet with Nathalie Baye.
Adopted two Vietnamese babies named Jade Odette Désirée (b. August 3rd 2004) and Joy (b. July 27th 2008), with wife Laeticia.
Shares birthday with soccer player Oliver Kahn, actors Ice Cube and Guy Bedos.
Longtime companion of actress Nathalie Baye from 1982 to 1986.
His stage name was borrowed from his cousin's friend, Lee Hallyday.
Was raised by his paternal aunt, Hélène Mar.
Born to a French mother, Huguette Clerc, and a Belgian father, Leon Smet, he became naturalized citizen of France in 1961. In 2006, he started a procedure to receive Belgian citizenship.
Selling over 100 million records in France alone and having 33 number 1 hit singles, he is considered the French equivalent of Elvis Presley.
Dedicated his song "Laura", composed by Jean-Jacques Goldman, to his daughter Laura Smet (1986).
A popular singing duo with first wife Sylvie Vartan, they recorded a smash duet, "J'ai un Problème," that became one of France's biggest hits in the early 70s.
A Legion of Honor medal by French President Jacques Chirac was presented to him in 1997, and the following year he gave spectacular concerts to close the World Cup soccer tournament and commemorate France's first championship.
Appeared on Ed Sullivan's TV show on July 1, 1962 with American singing star Connie Francis in a show that was taped at the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris.
Son David Hallyday (later a singer in his own right) was born in August 1966; not long after, a deeply depressed Hallyday attempted suicide as his rock-and-roll career began to flounder after the British invasion and the rise of politically motivated folk music. After his recovery, he issued the despairing single "Noir, C'est Noir" as a commentary on his near-tragedy.
Uncle of Michael Vartan, by marriage with his ex-wife, Sylvie Vartan.
Very good friends with Mathilde Seigner.
Ex-father-in-law of Estelle Lefébure.
Ex-brother-in-law of Eddie Vartan.
His father Leon acted under the name Jean Michel.
Nephew of actress Ellen Dosset.
In Hong Kong, filming Fuk sau (2009). [November 2008]
Played his first-ever UK concert at the Royal Albert Hall at age 69. [October 2012]

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