Caroline Paulus

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Caroline Paulus
Born (1959-03-01) 1 March 1959 (age 58)
Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France
Occupation Actress
Fashion model
Spouse(s) Serge Gainsbourg (1981-2 March 1991) (his death)
1 child

Caroline Paulus (born March 1, 1959[1]) is a French actress, fashion model and singer, better known by her stage name - Bambou. She was married to the French singer Serge Gainsbourg from 1981 until his death in 1991. Their son Lucien 'Lulu' Gainsbourg was born in 1986.


Paulus met Gainsbourg in 1980 at L'Elysée Montmartre in Paris and was the subject of his photobook Bambou et les poupées.[2]

Paulus started her career in 1979 with the film called Enfant secret, L. Other films and TV series that she appeared in were L'Homme sandwich, La Fin de la nuit, and 74 km avec elle.

Her father was a nephew of German World War II General Friedrich Paulus and born in Vietnam.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Paulus was a fixture in the music and fashion scene during much of the 1980s. She was portrayed by actress Mylène Jampanoï in the film Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque).


  1. ^ "Les Inrocks - Gainsbourg et Bambou: Le vieil homme et la mère". Les Inrocks. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Bambou's Biography – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Bambou, la dernière compagne de Gainsbourg, dévoile ses blessures de famille". Pure People - Vogue. 2010-10-28. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 

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