Jean-Pierre Barda

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Jean-Pierre Barda
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Jean-Pierre Barda
Background information
Birth nameJean-Pierre Barda
Born (1965-03-07) 7 March 1965 (age 54)
Paris, France
OriginSweden, France
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, make up artist, hair dresser, entertainer
Years active1984–present
Associated actsArmy of Lovers

Jean-Pierre Barda (born 7 March 1965) is a Swedish and Israeli singer, actor, make up artist and hair dresser of French/Algerian Jewish descent. He is most notable for being one of the founding members of the pop group Army of Lovers.


Jean-Pierre Barda at Gay Pride Tel Aviv 2018

Jean-Pierre Barda was born in Paris, France. His father was of Algerian Jewish origin. When he was seven, he moved to Sweden with his family, settling in Stockholm.[1][2] Barda immigrated to Israel in 2015. He currently lives in Tel Aviv. [1][3]

Music and acting career[edit]

Barda started out working with Alexander Bard as a part of the music group Barbie. He initially called himself Farouk, but reverted to his real name when Barbie later evolved into the group Army of Lovers. Barda has been with the group throughout all of its incarnations.

In 2004, Barda considered joining a new band called Bodies Without Organs. This did not come to fruition, and Barda's explicit involvement extended only as far as co-writing BWO's first single "Living In A Fantasy".

Barda is also known as a hair-dresser and make-up artist. He has starred in movies, television and photo shoots.


"Min Mamma Herr Albin" (Swedish version of La Cage Aux Folles) (1995) - the butler


  • "Livet är en schlager" (2000) - himself
  • "Once In a Lifetime" (2000) (International: English title) - himself
  • "House of Angels: The Second Summer" (1994) - himself


  • "Rik Och Berömd" (Swedish version of Lifestyles of the Rich And Famous) - host
  • "Miss Sweden 2002 Competition" - host
  • "Sally" (1999) - himself
  • "Silikon" (1999–2001) - make-over artist/host

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Hartman, Jan (2018-04-05). "The frontman of the legendary Swedish pop group Army of Lovers Jean-Pierre Barda went a volunteer in the Israeli army". The Silver Telegram. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  3. ^ "Därför har Jean-Pierre Barda flytt Sverige". Retrieved 2018-06-11.

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