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February 4, 1979 |
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Title||Miss France 1999
Miss World of Islands 1999
Miss Tahiti 1998
Galanter won the 1998 "Miss World of Islands" and then the 1998 "Miss Tahiti" beauty contest that allowed her to compete for the Miss France 1999 crown, which she won. She also competed in "Miss Universe" 1999, which she didn't win.
Galanter started early in modeling. She wasn't 16 that she was already doing photoshoots in French Polynesia (with Dominique Petras in Bora Bora, for instance). She kept modeling in Europe, where she headed for the "Miss France" Contest. She also modeled for her partner Jean Charles de Castelbajac, designer of his own brand, living in Paris.
Galanter expanded her work into music and singing, releasing Ukuyéyé, under Warner Music, in 2006.
She has released videos for seven of her songs. She hosted Do you Do you scopitone a French TV programme on the Paris Première channel, dedicated to scopitones from the 1960s and 70s. The scopitone is the precursor to the contemporary music video.
To date, she has performed in several feature films, including 3 Zéros, Les Gaous, The Pink Panther and Tu Devais Faire du Cinéma.
Galanter recorded her second album, Happy Fiu, with English band Little Barrie in 2008. She worked with singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, with Martin Duffy of Primal Scream and with the band Little Barrie. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac supported her with many of her texts. She toured for several months around France and within Europe.
In 2010 Galanter joined the roster of singers touring and recording with Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux's Nouvelle Vague project. According to Galanter's Twitter feed, she has recorded some material for the next Nouvelle Vague album.
In 2011 she traveled to Detroit to work with producer Jim Diamond at his studio, Ghetto Recorders, and recorded 7 new songs, including Western Love, which has an accompanying video available on Vimeo.com.
Galanter is of Russian, Polish and Romanian descent by her father; and Tahitian descent by her mother.
- Happy Fiu