Ophélie Winter

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Ophélie Winter
Ophélie Winter 1997.jpg
Ophélie Winter at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival
Background information
Birth name Ophélie Kleerekoper-Winter
Born (1974-02-20) 20 February 1974 (age 40)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupations Singer, actress

Ophélie Kleerekoper-Winter (born 20 February 1974) is a French singer and actress.

Early life[edit]

Winter was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine. Her father David Alexandre Winter was a Dutch pop singer who had some success during the 1970s, while her mother Catherine Fefeu was a French fashion model,[1] who is now her agent. Her brother Michael is a singer and TV-presenter.

Her parents divorced when she was just 2 years old, and she moved to Paris with her mother and brother while her father left for the United States.[1] In 1984, at the age of 10 years old, she recorded her first song in France, La Chanson des Klaxons, and 3 years later another song, Poil de Carotte, in French.[1] At the age of 17, she was discovered by a modeling agent on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, and after three years of modeling, she decided to become a singer and an actress.


Ophélie Winter has released four albums: No Soucy!, which her brother collaborated on, Privacy, Explicit Lyrics and Résurrection. The singer Prince wrote her a song.

She currently resides in Paris making various TV appearances. Her look-alike puppet is in the French show "Les Guignols de l'info" (1988).


  • No Soucy ! (1996)
  • Privacy (1998)
    • Released singles: "Je marche à l'envers" ("I Spy"); "Elle pleure" ("Cry"); "Je cours" ("Up Where I Belong"); "Ce que je suis" ("What a Girl Wants")
  • Explicit Lyrics (2002)
    • Released singles: "Sache"; "Tout le monde le fait"; "Yeah yeah yeah"
  • Résurrection (2009)
    • Released singles : "Affection"; "BB t'es mon sunshine (Sunshine Remix)"



  1. ^ a b c "Biography of Ophélie Winter". Purepeople. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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