Kylie Minogue

BATD ON Mar 24, 2010 AT 4:19 pm

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue has been in the limelight since she was a child actor on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She has a long run on the show until her talent as a singer was discovered. Her career initially had the “girl next door” vibe, but with the release of “Can’t Get You Out of my Head,” came a more provocative and flirtatious Kylie. She has sold over 68 million records, has won several BRIT an ARIA awards, and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2004. She is currently recording her 11th studio album, to be released later this year.

In 2005, Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer, causing her to postpone the rest of her Showgirl tour. She went back to her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, for treatment and surgery. She finished her chemotherapy in France, and, while recovering, wrote the children book The Showgirl Princess. She then returned to Australia and continued her tour. During a show, she discussed her illness, comparing chemotherapy to “experiencing a nuclear bomb.” She has been applauded for being so open, and doctors believe there is a “Kylie effect” that has encouraged women to have regular checks.

kylie at heathrow

In the past, Minogue has dated Pauly Shore, Lenny Kravitz, and French actor Olivier Martinez. She is now dating Andres Velencoso, a 30-year-old model from Spain. The couple met in 2008, and things heated up quickly. Kylie met his family in Spain within a few months, and Andres found a flat in West London to move closer to her. The two have talked about having a baby, but that won’t be any time soon.

Fame runs in the Minogue family. Her sister, Dannii, is a pop singer and X Factor judge, while her brother, Brendan, works as a news cameraman in Australia. At times, her sister’s career has overshadowed her, but they haven’t let that get in the way of their relationship. They are constantly together and always support each other.

Though she is only 5 feet tall, she has topped the “Best Celebrity Legs” polls time and time again. She is also a fashion icon who isn’t afraid to take chances with her clothing. She often pairs an eccentric accessory with a staple item. She was once seen at Heathrow, about to catch a flight to Dubai, in a knee-length black dress paired with a leather biker jacket and a bright pink scarf.

Minogue performed, presented, and changed outfits six times at the BRIT awards in 2009, but this past year, she decided to stick to the audience, and just one outfit. A week later, she walked the red carpet with younger sister Dannii at the ELLE Style Awards. She then hopped over to Paris for fashion week, where, despite the freezing weather, she proved what a huge YSL fan she is. She even lent her voice to Simon Cowell’s Helping Haiti track. This remake of REM’s Everybody Hurts spent several weeks on the charts, and then became the bestselling single of the decade in the UK. It seems that Kylie has been all over town recently, but where will we find her next?

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