Elli Medeiros

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Elli Medeiros at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Elli Medeiros (born 18 January 1956 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a singer and actress.

Career[edit]

The Stinky Toys[edit]

Medeiros moved to Paris, France, at the age of 14, dropped out of high school a couple of years later and joined the punk band The Stinky Toys.

Elli et Jacno[edit]

After the group disbanded, Medeiros joined another Stinky Toy member Jacno to form the electro-pop duo Elli et Jacno. Together they released several albums, one of them the soundtrack to an Éric Rohmer film Les nuits de la pleine lune.

Solo[edit]

The singer went solo in 1986. The songs, "Toi mon toit" (1986) and "A bailar calypso" (1987), were big hits in France and had a more Latin sound than her previous records.

She sang back-up vocals on several of pop star Etienne Daho's songs from his 1996 album Eden. She also helped co-write his song "Me manquer" from the same album.

Elli Medeiros appears in a number of French films and has worked with, among others, Olivier Assayas and Philippe Garrel.

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

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