Talk:Jane Birkin

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Wow. You really don't like her, do you?

Apparently, they certainly could have chosen a better picture of this much photographed, strong, beautiful woman!

She was a bit fit!

I also hope some one can find an image of Birkin legal to replace that very unflattering one... Mr. Cat 06:24, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Found a better image. User:Vihrea 21:41, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

I added a photo I took of Jane in 1964, but Wiki removed it. I am Jane's brother, yet they refused to believe I took it!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Laurenticwave (talkcontribs) 20:42, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Intense fan interest in English speaking locations[edit]

All of this editing of the BIrkin article suggests one thing: Us English speakers tremendously appreciate Birkin. By contrast, I suspect that there is a lesser frequency of editing of the counterpart French wikipedia page. Dogru144 0:24, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, in all fairness, the French article is a bit more in depth. All this editing may suggest playing catch-up on the part of native English speakers. - (talk) 00:19, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Fictionsjaneb.jpg[edit]

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Best known for?[edit]

What is Jane Birken best known for? This ought to go in the lead just to establish notability right up front. --beefyt (talk) 21:58, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

"An outspoken proponent of democracy in Burma." Really? Does anyone care? I thought she was famous for going out with Serge Gainsbourg and, erm, nothing else really... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikey C (talkcontribs) 03:21, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Agree. Debresser (talk) 08:46, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Dame Jane Birkin?[edit]

If she has won the OBE, shouldn't she officially be listed as Dame Jane Birkin? —Preceding unsigned comment added by MightyAtom (talkcontribs)

No, that's a higher honour. Please sign your contributions to talk pages. --El Ingles (talk) 22:55, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Relationship with Gainsbourg[edit]

According to this Time interview with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg never married[1]. She reiterated this in a recent interview with The Guardian, but the article has since been deleted. There has never been any evidence of marriage, and Sylvia Simmons' Gainsbourg biography stops at saying that they were engaged in 1970 but that it was called-off when Birkin fell pregnant. Is this evidence enough to change the article to say they were never married? Perry (talk) 15:21, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

"Contrary to rumors, Jane and Serge never did marry. "He said in France I'd need to be fingerprinted and have a blood sample," Jane says, "and I was slightly offended and said, 'What on earth for?' I also had a secret fear that marriage changed things, and so, in fact, we weren't.""Vanity Fair, 2007. Fences&Windows 16:24, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
"Serge Gainsbourg and actress Jane Birkin often referred to each other as husband and wife, but in fact they were never married, according to Ms. Birkin's agent. An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to Ms. Birkin twice as the late Mr. Gainsbourg's third wife." Wall Street Journal, 2011. Fences&Windows 16:34, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
Compare the discussion at Talk:Serge_Gainsbourg#Age_when_married. Both articles now have the same text, that they were not married. Debresser (talk) 23:12, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

Please see the continuation of this issue at Talk:Serge_Gainsbourg#Continuation. Debresser (talk) 23:16, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Please don't remove the well cited information about them not being married despite reports to the contrary, unless you can get consensus here to do so. Fences&Windows 19:37, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

I love you ... me neither???[edit]

Wouldn't "Je t'aime ... moi non plus" translate to "I don't love you ... either" iso. impossible construct above? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ghpwc (talkcontribs) 12:29, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

No, that would be wrong. Trust me, I'm a fluent French speaker. --El Ingles (talk) 14:40, 12 December 2013 (UTC)