Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Models who sing

ABC News has a slideshow about models who make the transition From Runway to Big Screen (curiously it omits Rene Russo, who's had a fair amount of success in the movies).

But models who sing? Here are three:

Rosie Vela


Rosie Vela was a top model of the 70s who had liaisons with pop artist Peter Max and musician Jeff Lynne (ELO, The Traveling Wilburys). In 1986, she released her album Zazu, which featured support by members of Steely Dan. Zazu was critically acclaimed, and her video received play on VH1. However, she never really broke commercially as an artist.

Milla Jovovich

The Divine Comedy

Milla's the triple threat: model (L'Oreal), movie star (Resident Evil, The Fifth Element), and fashion entrepreneur (Jovovich-Hawk). The Onion had a facetious article Milla Jovovich Inducted into Basic Cable Hall of Fame about her movie career. Her album The Divine Comedy, featuring songs that she wrote, was released in 1994, when she was only 19. At that time, she was better for Return to the Blue Lagoon. Milla received critical acclain for The Divine Comedy.

Carla Bruni

No promises

Carla Bruni is now Mme. Sarkozy, the new wife of French president Nicholas Sarkozy. Among her liaisons were Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. I will refrain from talking about the more scandalous episodes of her life. The above picture is the cover of her second album No Promises, which features poems in the English language set to music. Perhaps this was her bid to attract English-speaking audiences.

I like this cover. She looks like she's deep into a book, but the picture also highlights her long legs - she's 5'11" while her husband is only 5'6".

Her song Quelqu'un M'a Dit (Somebody Told Me) was a hit in Europe. It's also featured on the Starbucks CD compilation Songs of the Siren.

1 comment:

Retainer Girl said...

Wow. I had no idea Milla put out an album. She's got her hands in everything!