Charlotte Gainsbourg had a traumatic relationship with her father Serge, but when he died she stayed close to his body for days

On March 2, 1991, Serge Gainsbourg died at the age of 63. He left behind all his works, but also his family, as did his daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Zoom in on the latter.

After her father’s disappearance, Charlotte Gainsbourg confided in the deceased man several times. She revealed, for example, that he had already made him feel uncomfortable when he was still alive. But despite the difficult childhood she lived with her father, Charlotte still loves him.


During his lifetime, Serge Gainsbourg had shaped the world of music. “Je t’aime moi non plus”, “La Javanaise” or “Comme un boomerang”, there are many songs left to us by the singer after his death.

On the heart side, he was known for sharing life with the beautiful Jane Birkin for many years. And from this relationship, the two celebrities had children, including Charlotte Gainsbourg, who followed in her parents’ footsteps by becoming an actress and singer.

But if Serge and Jane’s daughter was able to become famous thanks to the fame of her father and mother, her childhood was not always rosy, as the beautiful brunette had confided during an interview.

In fact, Jane Birkin’s daughter revealed in the columns of “M”, the magazine in the world, that her late father had forced her to do things that made her uncomfortable.

“He made me go overboard, do things that bothered me. It was hard,”

they trusted.

And in addition to these embarrassing things he got his daughter to do, Serge Gainsbourg also traumatized her because of her alcohol abuse. A situation that “tested” for the beautiful brunette according to her revelations. And it got even harder for her when they were in public.

During the eponymous film played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, for example, the actress turned into an officer because she was constantly keeping an eye on her father.

Cate Barry, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, during the Cesar ceremony. | Photo: Getty Images

The actress also remembered the moment when her father knew he was “in the red”, financially. She also added that her parents “lived beyond their means” when she was still young.

And if that was not enough, the trauma his parents inflicted on him followed him to school.

“At school, my parents were often offended (…) In the 1970s and 1980s, it was a nightmare”,

she said.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg | Photo: Getty Images


Charlotte Gainsbourg spent her childhood in a property on 5 bis rue de Verneuil in Paris. A property that her father had built and the least we can say is that the musician’s daughter not only has fond memories of it.

The daughter of Jane Birkin has actually revealed that she had had many nightmares in this house whose walls were painted black. Charlotte even admits to being “scared” of it. A peel placed on the way to the toilet had also traumatized the beautiful brunette.

Serge Gainsbourg in France on 10 July 1985. | Photo: Getty Images

Especially when one of Serge Gainsbourg’s daughters had invented that this object lit up and shone during the night. Something that scares Charlotte even more.

It must be said that in this house Charlotte had experienced a lot of things, including her parents’ permanent quarrels.

“With my mother, they put themselves in a lot of trouble, I have fond memories of it, and she was not left out!”

they trusted.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg | Photo: Getty Images

Animations that did not stop, even after the breakup between Jane Birkin and her ex-boyfriend. In fact, when Serge Gainsbourg came to see his children with their mother, the plates always ended up flying, according to his daughter.

Disagreements from her parents that Charlotte Gainsbourg was forced to face, in addition to her father’s alcohol problem. Difficulties that over the years have changed his parent.

“He clung to me to put me in taxis, I did not understand where he wanted to go, what he was looking for. It was painful to accept that he burned himself “,

she says.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. | Photo: Getty Images

Seeing her father like that had upset Charlotte so much that she had used his illness when she played a role in a movie.

In fact, during a filming, when the character played by the beautiful brunette had to cry, she began to imagine “her father’s death when he was not dead”, and tears ran down her cheeks.

And when her father actually disappeared forever, Charlotte Gainsbourg could not help but be sad.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg | Photo: Getty Images

So sad that the daughter of the interpreter of “I do not love you either” lay next to her father’s cold body for several days after his death. A testament to the fact that Jane Birkin’s daughter, despite her childhood traumas, never stopped loving her parent.


Although Charlotte Gainsbourg tried to keep her head high after her father’s disappearance, it took her a long time to mourn the loss of the man of her life.

“My father’s death crushed me so much that I could not reinvent myself right away,”

she said during her interview with Le Parisien.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. | Photo: Getty Images

If she could move on after all, it’s especially thanks to her family, including her husband and children. For information, Charlotte Gainsbourg spins the perfect love with a certain Yvan Attal for several years.

From this love she could also become a mother. His eldest was born in 1997, followed by a daughter born in 2002 and another born in 2011.

But even though Charlotte Gainsbourg started a family with a man, she does not forget the first one she loved.

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. | Photo: Getty Images

The beautiful brunette even aims to open the door to the house where she lived with her father, 5 bis rue Verneuil, to pay tribute to the deceased man.

“It must be a place that is truly rooted in Parisian heritage, that it is accessible”,

she said about this project.

Also read: “No bath for four months and disgusting and black feet”: Jane Birkin on the dark and despotic side of Serge Gainsbourg

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