Legal name: Mylène Jeanne Gautier
Mylène Farmer (pronounced: [milɛn faʁmœʁ]; born Mylène Jeanne Gautier; [milɛn ʒan ɡotje]; born 12 September 1961) is a French recording artist, songwriter, occasional actress, writer and entrepreneur. She was born in Pierrefonds, Quebec, but brought up in France.
She has sold more than 30 million records in France and is among the most successful recording artists of all time in France. She holds the record for the most number one hits in the French charts, with thirteen to date – eight of which were consecutive. Her best-known songs include "Désenchantée", "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", "Sans contrefaçon", "Libertine", "California", "XXL", "C'est une belle journée", "Rêver", "Les Mots", "Oui mais... non", "Du temps" and "À l'ombre".