Chantal Goya

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Chantal Goya
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Background information
Birth name Chantal de Guerre
Born (1942-06-10) 10 June 1942 (age 75)
Saigon, French Indochina (present-day Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)[1]
Origin France
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Website [1]

Chantal Goya (born Chantal de Guerre; 10 June 1942) is a French singer and actress.

Goya started her career as a yé-yé girl, singing a catchy mid-1960s hybrid of girl-group pop and French chanson. She also enjoyed a career as a French New Wave actress; she had a starring role as Madeleine in the 1966 Jean-Luc Godard film Masculin, féminin and in Jean-Daniel Pollet's L'amour c'est gai, l'amour c'est triste (Love is joy, love is sad).

Since 1975, she has become mostly known as a singer for children. Together with her husband, songwriter and composer Jean-Jacques Debout, and with a talented team of designers and costume people, she does shows for and with children. The main themes are dreams and traveling. Her usual character is Marie-Rose, a mix between a maid and an older sister (reminiscent of Julie Andrews in both The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins).

Personal life[edit]

She met singer/composer Jean Jacques Debout when she was 18. The couple remain married.

Selected filmography[edit]

Selected discography[edit]


  • Allons chanter avec Mickey (1977)
  • La Poupée (1978)
  • Bécassine (1979)
  • C'est Guignol (1980)
  • Comme Tintin (1981)
  • Le Soulier Qui Vole(1981)
  • La Planète Merveilleuse (1982)
  • Babar (1983)
  • Le Mystérieux Voyage (1984)
  • Félix le Chat (1985)
  • Bravo Popeye (1986)
  • Le monde tourne à l'envers (1987)
  • Isabelle, c'est la fille de Babar (1988)
  • L'Étrange histoire du château hanté (1989)
  • Rythme et couleur (1990)
  • Mes personnages enchantés (1993)
  • Le Soulier qui vole 95 (1995)
  • Le Grenier aux trésors (1997)
  • Absolument Goya (2002)


  • C'est bien Bernard (1964)
  • Une écharpe une rose (1965)
  • Si tu gagnes au flipper (1965)
  • D'abord dis-moi ton nom (1966)
  • Laisse moi (1966)
  • Pense pas trop (1967)
  • Les boules de neige (1972)
  • Ma Poupee De Chine"


  • Les années 60 (1998)
  • Féminin: The Complete '60s Recordings (RPM Records 2013)


  • "C'est bien Bernard"
  • "Une écharpe, une rose"
  • "Tu m'as trop menti"
  • "Laisse-moi"
  • "Adieu les jolis foulards"
  • "Davy Crockett"
  • "Let's sing along with Mickey Mouse"
  • "La muñeca"
  • "Bécassine is my cousine"
  • "Sorrow"
  • "Pandi-Panda, a lovely Chinese bear"
  • "Snoopy"
  • "Félix le chat"
  • "Bravo Popeye"
  • "Ce Matin, Un Lapin"


  1. ^ a b Official website; accessed 23 March 2015.

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