Ophélie Winter

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Ophélie Winter
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Ophélie Winter at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival
Background information
Birth nameOphélie Kleerekoper-Winter
Born (1974-02-20) 20 February 1974 (age 44)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
LabelsWarner Music France

Ophélie Kleerekoper-Winter (born 20 February 1974) is a French hip hop and R&B 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, 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.

In late 2014 she became a contestant on the fifth season of TF1's Danse avec les Stars.

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)"

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1996 Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi Pretty Blonde of Crillon Claude Lelouch
1997 Tout doit disparaître Eve Latour Philippe Muyl
Bouge! Herself Jérôme Cornuau
1998 Folle d'elle Lisa Jérôme Cornuau (2)
2000 2001: A Space Travesty Cassandra Menage Allan A. Goldstein
La cape et l'épée Cardinal Claudia's Girl TV Series (1 Episode)
2001 She Ayesha Timothy Bond
Pretty Things Jessica Gilles Paquet-Brenner
My Wife Is an Actress Famous girl in the train Yvan Attal
2003 Mauvais esprit Chrystèle Porel Patrick Alessandrin
2010 R.I.S, police scientifique Isabelle Ballancourt François Guérin TV Series (1 Episode)
2013 Doc Martin Rebecca Mikelin Jean-Pierre Sinapi TV Series (1 Episode)


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

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