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Overview (4)

Born in Saigon, French Cochinchina
Birth NameAlain Tapp
Nickname La Reine Lear
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amanda Lear was born on June 18, 1939 in Saigon, French Cochinchina as Alain Tapp. She is an actress, known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Oliviero Rising (2007) and Loggerheads (1978). She was previously married to Alain Philippe Malagnac d'Argens.

Spouse (1)

Alain Philippe Malagnac d'Argens (13 March 1979 - 17 December 2000) ( his death)

Trivia (11)

Was once engaged to Roxy Music lead singer Bryan Ferry.
Is the model with the black panther on the cover of the Roxy Music album, "For Your Pleasure."
During the 60s painter Salvador Dalí was her companion
Now lives in south of France
Amanda Lear was told by her mentor Salvador Dalí to pretend to be man. The rumor still goes on today and Amanda played with it throughout her career.
Amanda was born in Hong Kong from an English-French father and a Asian-Russian mother. She later moved to Europe. She studied at the Saint Martin's college in London and later became a successful singer. Besides being Salvador Dalí's protégée she also became David Bowie's lover.
She has had a successful career in Italian tv. Amongst her tv programs Premiatissima (1983), "Viva le donne" (with Andrea Giordana ), "Il Brutto anatroccolo", "Cocktail d'amore" (with Balestri).
Beginning early in her career, Amanda Lear was rumored to be transsexual. This is all true, being born a man under the name Alain Tapp.
She is the voice of Edna 'E' Mode, with her funny French accent, in the Italian dubbed version of The Incredibles (2004).
Was formerly in a relationship with Manuel Casella from 2002 to 2008.
In the jury of the Italian version of the TV show"Dancing with the star". [January 2006]

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