KYLIE MINOGUE Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Kylie Ann Minogue was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia.  In 1979, she began her acting career in the Australian TV drama series  Skyways, eventually gaining a starring role in a children’s series, The  Henderson Kids, before achieving national fame in the five-days-a-week  soap opera Neighbours. Around the time Minogue joined, Neighbours also  started airing in the U.K. The sister of Dannii Minogue (of Young Talent Time fame), young Kylie went to audition for The Sullivans and landed the role of Carla. The eldest of three children, Kylie’s acting career began early, but it was her role as Charlene in the Australian soap “Neighbours” (1985) which established Kylie as an international star.


During her stint on Neighbours (from 1986 to 1988),  Kylie recorded her debut single, a remake of the pop track  “Loco-Motion.” While the soap was airing in Britain, music producers  Stock, Aitken and Waterman were impressed by the Australian beauty, and  decided to transform her into the first of many career stages – pop  singer Kylie – just as her Neighbours days drew to a close


After her role in the 1989 film The Delinquents, and with the turn of the ’90s, Kylie morphed from wholesome pop princess to sexy superstar. This new flirtatious image was underscored by her steamy romance with Michael Hutchence, the late lead singer of INXS (whom she met while on tour in Hong Kong).


The newly transformed Minogue was gaining more media coverage than ever, and was signed to a new record deal, with Deconstruction Records. She even jumped on the erotic literature bandwagon (like Madonna) by writing a sex book, although it was never actually released.


Since the mid-’90s, Kylie has entered a new phase in her life – indie Kylie. In 1994, she released Kylie Minogue (which was grungier than her first self-titled album), and appeared in Van Damme’s Street Fighter.


The latest phase for the former pop star is that of mature Kylie, as seen in her musical style. In 1996, she worked with the Manic Street Preachers, and released an album the following year called Impossible Princess (which was re-released in 2003).


Kylie is continuing the pace with 2004’s Body Language and the launch of her lingerie line called Love Kylie.


In May 2005, the last few weeks of her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits tour were canceled when news broke that she was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer.