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Overview (4)

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameDanielle Jane Minogue
Nicknames Danstar
Queen Of The Clubs
Disco
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danielle Jane Minogue was born in 1971, the youngest sister of Kylie Minogue and brother Brendan Minogue. By June 1978, she had secured a role in the Australian series Skyways (1979). A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young Talent Time (1971). Three years later, she became an official cast member. As Dannii's professional resume grew, so did her popularity. Her first fashion range, titled "Dannii", sold out in a record 10 days in 1988. International stardom came when Dannii took the role of Emma Jackson in the popular soap opera Home and Away (1988), which led to her receiving the "Most Popular Female TV Personality" Award at the Australian Television Awards 1989 Logie Awards. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1991. Her motion picture debut Secrets (1990) came in 1992, and she followed this success with a second album, "Get Into You", in 1993. Upon relocating to London in the early 1990s, Dannii hosted a series of talk shows for British television. After a break of three years, Dannii began work on her third album, "Girl", which was released on September 8, 1997.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jonathan Ruskin

Spouse (1)

Julian McMahon (2 January 1994 - 12 August 1995) ( divorced)

Trivia (78)

Was engaged to be married to Canadian Grand Prix driver Jacques Villeneuve, who gave her a $60,000.00 engagement ring. [October 1999]
Singer.
Younger sister of Kylie Minogue and Brendan Minogue.
Split from F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve [February 2001]
#12 in Loaded's 100 hottet Babes countdown [2002]
#29 in FHM's 100 sexiext women list [2002]
#27 in FHM-UK 100 sexiest women list. [2003]
April 2003: Won the Capital Rhythm Award for her contribution to Dance Music at the 2003 Capital FM Awards.
September 2003: Album "Neon Nights" nominated for Best Pop Release at the 17th Annual ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia.
October 2003: Voted the 13th Sexiest Woman In The World by UK newspaper "News of The World", beating fellow pop stars Britney Spears, Beyoncé & Holly Valance.
Saturday 20th September 2003: Is crowned Best Female Artist at the 2003 Disney Channel Kids Awards at London's Royal Albert Hall. Her single "I Begin To Wonder" was also nominated for Best Single. She was also the only act to perform two songs at the ceremony. Several UK newspapers report that "Dannii stole the show".
Has had songs written to her by pop singer Cathy Dennis, Dutch trance producers Riva, and Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, her sister.
"I Begin To Wonder" nominated for Best International Single at the 2004 Dancestar USA Awards in Bayfront Park, Miami. (9th March 2004)
October 1995: Is featured on the cover of Australian "Playboy" magazine and appeared in an eight page celebrity spread. This particular edition completely sold out nationwide in 3 days.
Voted Best New Star, Number 1 Woman Of The Year, Best New Artist & The World's Best New Female Popstar by UK Magazines. (1990)
Signed a six album record deal with London Records. The first album to be titled "Neon Nights". (2002)
May 2002: Won Best Stage Performance at the 2002 Maxim Awards for her West End performance of gypsy girl Esmeralda in "Notre Dame de Paris".
Became the only artist to ever perform at two consecutive "Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras". She had previously performed in 1998. (1999)
Mardi Gras Music asked her to launch their record label with the single "Everlasting Night", which was to become the Official Anthem for the 1999 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. (1999)
December 1989: Readers of Australia's TV Hits magazine vote Dannii 'Best New Star of 1989' and 'Best Female Personality' for her portrayal of Emma Jackson in the soap "Home & Away". The occasion of Dannii joining Home & Away is voted amongst the Top 10 TV events of the year. Dannii is also ranked amongst the sexiest people alive.
Monday 8th March 2004: Nominated in two categories at the 19th WMC International Dance Music Awards in Miami, USA. Her single, "I Begin To Wonder", was nominated for Best Hi-Energy/Euro Release, while the lady herself was nominated for Best Dance Artist (Solo).
Ranked #56 on UK FHM's 100 Sexiest Women In The World, 2004. (April 2004)
Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue.
Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
June 2004: Named as the 8th Sexiest Woman In The World of the Last Decade by FHM Magazine.
Attended the Bal De L'ete Ball in Monaco (Saturday 5th June 2004).
2004: Dubbed most beautiful woman in Australia by Australian Vogue magazne.
18th January 2005: "You Won't Forget About Me (Flower Power)" was named by the British music industry bible Music Week as the 5th biggest club hit of 2004 in the Upfront Club Top 100
22nd October 2004: Is appointed as the Ambassador for Young People for the Terrence Higgins Trust - the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. In December 2004, she assisted them in launching a campaign to raise awareness about HIV and encourage support from the public. The Wear Your Ribbon campaign coincided to promote World AIDS Day 2004. For the 2005 campaign, Dannii posed for a new photograph (funded by Hello! Magazine) to promote World AIDS Day 2005. It was hoped the photograph would help promote sales of the World AIDS Day red ribbons which directly raise funds for the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
February 2005: Referenced in the new single from Fierce Girl "What Makes A Girl Fierce".
Sunday 19th June 2005: Took part in the Crusaid Walk For Life in London. Dannii along with the "In There Like Swimwear" team raised over £2,300.00 for the HIV and AIDS charity.
Friday 7th October 2005: Attended the Pink Ice Ball (a charity event organized by Cancer Research) in London and read a special message from her dear sister Kylie Minogue who at the time was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
29th May 2006: named Queen Of The Clubs after her single "So Under Pressure" becomes her seventh #1 in a row on the UK Upfront Club Chart. She is now officially the best performing artist on this charts history.
Wednesday 9th August 2006: Attended the opening of "Celebrity" by Robin Sellick Exhibition at the Atrium, Crown Casino, Southbank in Melbourne, Australia. "Celebrity" is a free photo exhibition including portraits of more than 50 prominent Australians, including Dannii. The exhibition will travel to Sydney and Auckland through 2006 and will tour the United States in 2007.
Is half Welsh, her mother is from Maesteg, Wales.
January 1989: Signed a record contract with Mushroom Records, Australia. In July 1989, she began recording and writing for her debut album in New York with producers Alvin Moody and Vincent Bell.
March 1990: Nominated 'Most Popular Female TV Personality' at the Australian Television Industry's 1989 Logie Awards. The Variety Club of Australia presented her with the 'Young Variety Award' for 1989.
January 1991: Voted 'Best Female TV Star' in the UK by TV Hits magazine.
April 1991: Performed before Princess Margaret at the Children's Royal Variety Performance.
May 1991: London's Radio One and Fast Forward magazine awarded her with No 1 Woman of the Year.
December 1991: The readers of UK Big Magazine voted her The World's Best Female Pop Star.
July 1992: Performed at the Cesme Music Festival in Turkey.
June 1982: Joined Young Talent Time (1971) on its 11th birthday special as a permanent team member. She first appeared on the show in October 1979 as a talent discovery singing "On The Good Ship Lollipop". In December 1985, Dannii's first solo song "Material Girl", originally recorded by Madonna, was released on the Young Talent Time (1971) album "Now And Then". In July 1987, a concert appearance with Young Talent Time (1971) at a Sydney Shopping Centre turned into a riot as 17,000 fans mobbed the team, leaving several people injured. In August 1987, the Young Talent Time (1971) album "Phenomenon" was released. Dannii had two solo tracks on the album: "The Final Countdown" originally performed by Europe and "Let's Go" by The Cars. After almost six years on the show, Dannii left Young Talent Time (1971) in April 1988 in preparation for her new role in a upcoming Channel Nine drama series "All The Way" (1988)(mini)_ which is set in the 1960s.
March 1991: Was invited to lunch with Princess Diana, along with other celebrities, for "Help A London Child".
October 1991: UK Smash Hits readers voted her 'Best New Artist', and second only to Madonna as 'Most Fanciable Female' and 'Best Female Singer In The World'. Her album "Dannii" was also nominated for 'Album Of The Year'.
August 1991: Embarked on an extensive promotional tour of South East Asia, resulting in top ten hits in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taipei and the Philippines.
March 1994: Signed a deal with Radikal Q Records in the US.
July 1992: Was honored to record a cover of The Jackson's track "Show You The Way To Go" for N.M.E's charity album "Ruby Trax". On 20th July 1992, the song was released as her sixth single in both the UK and Australia on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD and Cassette. The single peaked at #30 in the UK with royalties donated to the British Spastics Society. The single was accompanied by a video directed by 'Liam Kan' and H.L.A. This was the first single to be lifted from her second album "Get Into You".
December 1992: Voted amongst the World's Top 5 Best Female Stars by the readers of "Big Magazine" in the UK.
May 1993: Together with her sister Kylie Minogue, mother Carol Minogue and some of her sisters closest friends, was invited to "Breakfast At Tiffany's" to celebrate the 25th birthday of her sister Kylie, over a private breakfast in the board-room of the world famous jewelery store.
Her song "Vibe On", from the album "Neon Nights" was inspired by the film Private Parts (1997) and DJ Howard Stern.
November 1996: The readers of "Sky" magazine voted Dannii (and her sister Kylie Minogue) amongst the Top 10 Women Readers Would Most Like To Spend The Night With.
July 1997: Became the face of New Taste Pepsi.
November 1998: Received a prestigious MO Award nomination for her role as Rizzo in "Grease: The Arena Spectacular" in Australia.
July 2002: Customised her own lipstick for "Cosmetics - a la carte". Dannii is one of ten celebrities involved in The Lipstick For Life collection. They are sold in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign.
23rd January 2002: Signed a multi-million dollar six album deal with London Records, who outbid five other labels.
June 1999: For the first time ever Dannii, and older sister Kylie Minogue, appear on the cover of UK "Esquire" Magazine. It sells out in days and is subsequently licensed across the world.
16th December 2006: Fans at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia got a fantastic surprise when Dannii joined her sister Kylie Minogue on stage for a rip-roaring rendition of Kylie's hit: "Kids"! The sisters thrilled the sell-out crowd at Kylie's "Showgirl Homecoming Tour". This marked the first time the Minogue sisters have performed a song together for over 19 years.
May 2005: "Black & White" magazine in Australia released a glossy book called "Starlust". The special book features the stunning photograph used as the cover image for Dannii's 1993 studio album "Get Into You".
May 2004: Embarked on Unite Against Hunger, a two-day event in South Africa with Nelson Mandela. Unite Against Hunger is a food crisis relief program, headed by food and health care giant Tigar Brands. The charity ensures that more than 10,000 children across South Africa get much needed food every month.
2004: Launched the New Years 2004 campaign for The Sanctuary Spa's new product range with a 1 day photo shoot. By May 2004, she had become the face of The Sanctuary Spa.
Gave birth to her son Ethan Edward Smith, fathered by long-term boyfriend Kris Smith, via emergency Caesarean section in Melbourne, Australia (5 July 2010).
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Ethan in order to resume her role as mentor and judge on The X Factor (2004).
Good friends with Natalie Imbruglia.
A former child star, she came from a showbiz family.
Will Be a judge on TV talent show Australia's got talent airing 17th Feb 2007 Judging panel guest [February 2007]
Joined TV judges, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh to search UK for the next to win a million pound recording contract on The X Factor: Series 4. [August 2007]
Live performance for AXE Offshore Rendmevous on a 250 foot yacht. [September 2004]
Currently in her homeland of Melbourne, Australia, where she is a Guest of Honor at the Melbourne 2005 Grand Prix. She will also travel to Sydney to present an award at the MTV Australian Video Music Awards. [March 2005]
Performing at The MTV Beach Beats concert at the Akrotiri, Kalamaki, in Athens; as well as a live performance at Club Laila in Turkey. [August 2004]
Currently recording a new album set for release this year with 'Cheiron', 'Thriller Jill' and 'Murlyn Music' (Korpi and BlackCell). [March 2004]
Further recording in London and Sweden for her fifth studio album. [April 2004]
Left London Records at her own free will (she was not dropped by the label), after an internal breakdown of the company. She was given the option of either staying with London Records, which would delay any further single or album release until mid 2005, when the label had sorted out their problems; or to leave the label and try to secure a new record. She decided to leace, and was not dropped as reported by the UK press. [May 2004]
In the recording studio finishing tracks for her fifth studio album. [June 2004]
Is taking part in The Great Walk To Beijing to raise money and awareness for Olivia Newton-John's Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. [April 2008]
Was a special guest on her sister Kylie Minogue's "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, where they sang together for the first time in 20 years. Dannii will also perform at Carols By Candlelight in Melbourne, Australia on 24th December 2006. [December 2006]
Travelling to LA to work with song writer 'Billy Steinberg'. Steinberg has been responsible for hits such as 'Madonna''s "Like A Virgin", The Bangles "Eternal Flame" & Whitney Houston's "So Emotional". [April 2004]

Personal Quotes (2)

I can't wait for my new album to be released, it's in the style of hot house disco. It will bring other elements to my sound, but keeping in the groove that I found with Neon Nights. I've been inspired by the pumping tunes of DJs working in Ibiza, Miama and Hot House destinations. I have worked with some of the same producers as Neon Nights, and some new ones. My main aim is heavy-fat-bass-lines, I love that thumping feeling. Hopefully I have topped Neon Nights, which was made with lots of love.
When asked what are the top things on her list when looking for the right guy: Gorgeous, available - gotta be single, none of this messing about, good sense of humor, protective - definitely, confident - I mean because loads of guys won't put up with my kind of job.

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