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Johnny Hallyday (born June 15, 1943) is a French singer and actor.
Johnny Hallyday was born Jean-Philipe Smet in Cite Malesherbes, Paris,
France, to Huguette and Leon Smet. His parents separated not long after his
birth, so he was raised by his paternal Aunt - Helene Mar. (His pseudonym
was borrowed from his cousin's friend, Lee Halliday).
Johnny, as he is popularly known, became famous in the 1960s from
singing rock'n'roll in French. Since then, he has had a 40 year career
in the music industry and is one of France's biggest stars. He has sold
80 million records, made 400 tours, had 18 platinum albums and
performed in front of 15 million people.
He was married on April 12, 1965 to Sylvie Vartan (French singer) in
Loconville. They have a son, David Hallyday (who is also a singer), born
David Michael Benjamin Smet on August 14, 1966. Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie
Vartan were France's "Golden Couple" of their generation. They divorced on
November 4, 1980.
A year later, he married a model named Babeth Etienne on December 1, 1981 in
Los Angeles, the marriage lasted 2 months and 2 days.
His love affair with the French actress Nathalie Baye began in 1982, after
they met on a television programme. Nathalie gave birth to their daughter,
Laura, at the end of 1983. They separated in 1986.
He married Adeline Blondiau in 1990. They divorced in 1992.
In 1996 he married Laetitia Boudou.
His albums include:
* 100% Johnny - Concert a la Tour Eiffel (2000)
* Sang pour Sang (1999)
* Ce Que Je Sais (1998)
* Allume le Feu - Stade de France 98 (1998)
* Lorada Tour (1996)
* Destination Vegas (1996)
* Lorada (1995)
* Rough Town (1995)
* 31 Compilation Albums in 1993
* Parc des Princes (1993)
* Bercy (1992)
* Ca Ne Change Pas Un Homme (1991)
* Dans La Chaleur De Bercy (1990)
* Gang (1986)
* Rock and Roll Attitude (1985)
* Johnny Halliday Au Zenith (1984)
* Live A Pantin (1982)
* Palais Des Sports (1982)
He enjoyed enormous fame in France after the release of his controversial
album "Les lunettes rouges".
* L'homme du train (2003)