Serge Gainsbourg


Serge Gainsbourg Bio

Who is Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg (born 2 April 1928 – died 2 March 1991) was a French actor, singer, songwriter, poet, pianist, film composer, painter, screenwriter, writer and director.

Early Life (Childhood)

Serge was born in Paris, France. He was greatly influenced by Boris Vian and his songs were largely in the vein of old-fashioned chanson.

Interesting Facts

Many songs of Gainsbourg contained themes with a bizarre, morbid or sexual twist in them. He also performed a few duets with the artist Philippe Clay in1964. He shared some resemblance with this actor.

Personal Life

Gainsbourg, in his later career began to move beyond this singing career and experiment with a succession of musical styles like modern jazz early on, yé-yé and brit-pop, funk, rock and reggae.


Gainsbourg was nominated in various awards and finally he was lucky enough to claim three César Awards, including Best Actor for Elmosnino.