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July 25, 2023

Photos of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin With Their Daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg in London in 1971

Jane Birkin had a romantic and creative relationship with French musician Serge Gainsbourg, whom she met on the set of Slogan in 1968. They were together for 12 years but never married, despite rumors and misreporting to the contrary.

In 1971, Birkin and Gainsbourg had a daughter, actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. They separated in 1980, due to Gainsbourg’s alcoholism and violence. She described him as “a very difficult man to live with”, and said during recording sessions he would scream at her and hit her with a ruler if she could not sing a part. She took credit for helping him develop his style later in life, saying: “It’s all about me, he listened to me a lot.”

These photos were taken by Tony Frank that show beautiful moments of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin with their daughter baby Charlotte Gainsbourg in London in 1971.


  1. Half the shots he looks like Springsteen. The other half he looks like Stevie Ray Vaughan. :)

  2. A very attractive man, his face has character, Jane is a very beautiful lady. Brings back wonderful memories of when I was young, listening to Sergi and Jane on my radio. Happy days.




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